Last weekend, challenger Kashmera Shah was evicted from the Salman Khan-hosted show Bigg Boss 14. And Kashmera hasn’t taken her elimination lightly.
In this exclusive chat with indianexpress.com, the actor opens up about being mistreated by co-contestants Rubina Dilaik and Jasmin Bhasin, who she now refers to as mean girls.
Excerpts from the conversation:
What do you have to say about your eviction?
I am really disappointed. It seemed like a premature ejaculation (laughs). I did not get any time, although I couldn’t have done anything more. I strategised, fought, cried and participated in tasks. I cannot hit on men to be seen, that’s not in my DNA.
What do you think led to your exit?
I have no idea, I did everything that a good player could do. I made the opposition team lose for me, something that never happens on Bigg Boss. I even outwitted Vikas Gupta, by planning behind the scene, and that’s what a real mastermind does. When they nominated me, I felt maybe they didn’t like the way I played the game. While the audience is a deciding factor, I can’t even blame them as they never got enough time to know me. However, when a Jaan Kumar Sanu can last for seven weeks, I wonder how I am out of the show so soon. It’s so unfair, as I played the hardest among everyone. Also, I am shocked that I was told I got less votes than Arshi Khan. All that she has been doing is abusing people, and playing cheap. I don’t think the audience would also like something like that.
We saw you trying hard to keep the challengers together rather than bonding with the season’s contestants. Do you think that affected your game?
The contestants were not bonding with us. Rubina Dilaik and Jasmin Bhasin were so high and mighty. They considered themselves from convent and said we were from public school. That was so anti us. This is how they behaved with us, and whenever they spoke to us, it was rude and downright mean. I really felt bad. Also, they started treating everyone the same way. They would keep calling us “these girls”, which was really bad.
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You must have entered the show with certain opinions about housemates. Are they still the same or has your time with them changed it?
Whatever I thought about this season’s contestants was completely right. All that they do is eat apples and peel potatoes in the house. My opinions about them have not changed a bit. However, the only person who surprised me is Rakhi Sawant. Even though we did not have a happy past, she stood up for me during a fight. She also never spoke against me, behind my back or without a cause. She is a changed person from season one, and I was very happy and impressed to see her this way.
How much has Bigg Boss changed from your season?
It changes every year. And rightly so, as the creative team changes and so do the contestants. Even the audience has evolved every year.
In your short stint, did you manage to bond with anyone?
I loved Eijaz Khan. He is the only real person in the house. I also liked being around Rahul Vaidya, as he came across as an honest person. Aly Goni was also fun. He did everything to protect Jasmin Bhasin, and I did share my issues with him. It was funny to see Rubina and Jasmin stick by Nikki Tamboli only because she has been in the show longer. It wasn’t the fight of right or wrong for them, rather about old and new. They treated us like these cousins who have come in the family to take all the property. They did not want any of us to do well.
While exiting the show, you told Arshi to listen to Salman Khan. What made you do so?
Because she is inexplicably rude. In fact that day I had a fight with her as she had lied about me. I don’t appreciate her actions but I really liked Salman’s advice for her. He mentioned how one can win a lot of respect from this house, and also that no show is worth one’s dignity. Salman will never tell you anything wrong, and so I told her to listen to him.
Having followed the season and even played the game, who do you think will win the show?
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