Deepshikha Nagpal, the latest to be eliminated from Bigg Boss 8, is disappointed that she is out so early in the game. She says, “I’m definitely not happy to be out but the good thing is I have lost 5-6 kg during my stay! I felt honoured to be part of the secret society but the contestants felt that we were their enemies. The experience felt like being in a hostel. I now look forward to completing the 2-3 film projects that I have in hand.”
The actress tells us that it was co-contestant Puneet Issar’s behaviour that shocked her the most. She says, “When we were in the secret society, Puneetji had told Bigg Boss that he wants to quit the show as he is unwell. I persuaded him to stay and looked after him like a mother. So I was shocked when I saw him accusing me of brainwashing others and then he pretends that he is an emotional person and cares for everyone.”
The actress also had an accident where she suffered an internal injury. “Other contestants got aggressive during a task and because I’m tall, my head hit a camera and the glass crashed. A doctor was sent to the sets and I decided to continue although it hurt for two days and internal injuries take time to heal.”
Deepshikha had played Salman Khan’s sister in Partner, about his hosting of the show, she says, “He’s a sweetheart. When Rekhaji came on the show she immediately pointed out, ‘Deepshikha looks like my friend Parveen Babi’. Salman said, ‘I’ve been telling her that for 10 years.’ I also played Hrithik Roshan’s sister in Koyla so it was nice catching up with him as well on the show.”
The actress adds that she would love to be back as a wild card entrant. “I was just starting to enjoy the game, so I would love to be back and it will definitely help now that I know who is what kind of a person,” she says.
Incidentally, Deepshikha got into another controversy when Minissha Lamba confided in her that Arya Babbar had planned to fake a romance between them for the show. Arya then revealed that Minissha is his ex-girlfriend. “I didn’t like the way Arya behaved, they should have kept their past between themselves. I just hope this doesn’t affect their current relationships,” is all Deepshikha has to say on the issue.
And who does Deepshikha consider the strongest contestants and her friends as well? “Sushant, Diandra, Natasha and Upen,” she replies.