The small screen actor took the Bigg Boss 7 house by storm this season – be it for his lovey-dovey equation with Gauahar Khan or for his fights with Tanishaa Mukherji
Kushal Tandon has added much needed tadka to the latest season of Bigg Boss. With his exit we wonder what’s in store for the Bigg Boss 7 audience and for the actor himself. Was Salman Khan responsible for the Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai’s actor’s untimely ouster? Will Bigg Boss 7 be lacklustre post his exit? We find out from the not so politically correct actor what the inside story really is….
Are you happy to be out of the Bigg Boss house – or do you have regrets?
I absolutely do no have any regrets, because I stood for people whom I respect. I took a stand, so I do not have any kind of regret.
You have been in the house for 46 days. How would you describe the experience of being locked inside a space with total strangers?
It was fantastic and different. It was a one-time experience and I had fun. When I came out, I was really overwhelmed with the response I got on Twitter and various reports. All of them have took a stand for me and want to see me back in the house.
So given a chance, would you like to enter the house again?
To be frank, I would not like to go to the house again as a wild card entry or anything. It’s fun to be outside.
When you entered the house, what were you were looking for? Did you expect to make friends? Were there a lot of people that you perceived differently and then saw a different side of when you stayed with them?
Yeah, everybody is different. People change there by every passing hour. When I entered the house, I knew that I will get along with only five or six people and not all 15 of them, because it’s almost impossible to get along with each and every person.
Was Bigg Boss 7 a risk, considering that TV stars generally have a clean image when compared to other people who are known to be controversial?
It was not a risk. See, I always stood for right and I always fought for people. I never really had a personal fight with anyone. It was always for other people. One (read: VJ Andy) cannot discuss a girl’s size and her lingerie on national television. It’s totally disrespectful. At the end of the day, I am a guy and I had to take a stand. Mere liye Bigg Boss ke log important nahin hai, bahar ke log zyaada important hai. So now that the entire nation is with me, I don’t think it was a risk at all.
One of the most talked about things in the house was your chemistry with Gauahar, which is sizzling. So people outside were speculating whether this relationship will last outside the house as well. Is Gauahar that special person in your life right now?
Yes, she is special. She is a very ‘good friend’ and of course, the friendship will continue outside the house as well.
So there is no romance in the air at all?
She is…ummmm….a very good friend.
Many spectators believe that Salman Khan is biased towards Tanishaa Mukherji and Armaan Kohli. Do you think Armaan and Tanishaa got away away easier than other contestants because of their closeness to Salman?
Salman was always biased towards both of them. If you watch the footage, you will see that I have never abused any girl and Armaan Kohli has abused almost every girl in the house. So when a guy like him has abused the entire house and hasn’t been told anything and in the same task, when I just told Tanishaa. ‘Look at your sister and look at you’, I was scolded by Salman. So aap gaali deke maafi maang lo toh woh theek hai, par at least maine kisiko gaali toh nahin di, na!
Do you think that Armaan and Tanishaa are bullies in the house because they know that Salman Khan is always there to support them?
Yes. See Armaan has bullied the entire house, but he never bullied me. So, yeah…
You were definitely one of the strong contenders in many ways. Do you think your exit is a designed exit? Do you think circumstances were created so that you walked out of the house?
It’s nothing designed, actually. All of what happened was very spontaneous. So now that I have left the house, it’s a loss for them, because I was giving them so much content that other housemates won’t be able to give.
Candy Brar entered the house right around the time you made an exit. There were also speculations that this is a very well timed exit. How do you react?
See, it’s not Kushal Tandon’s house, it’s the Bigg Boss house. So bringing Candy in to add some spice was really hilarious.
So what’s next for Kushal Tandon?
I am looking out for movies. I have been having meetings. So let my work talk now.
What is that one thing you hated most about the Bigg Boss 7 house?
Nothing, yaar! All good. No hard feelings.
Who are those people from the house that you will miss a lot?
Apurva (Agnihotri) and Gauahar.
Gauahar has gone back into the house. Do you think that with you she was well protected and now that you are not in the house, the situation is going to be worse for her?
No, yaar! She is a very strong girl and I am sure she will do fine. Baaki bahar se I will always support her.
Did she discuss this decision of hers to go back in the house with you, since you both left the house together?
Yes. We had a lot of discussion on this and I told her to go back.
We had a word with Viveik Mishra after he was evicted and he revealed some secrets about you and Gauahar. He told us that you and she were locked inside the loo for a good 15 minutes. What do you have to say about this?