Before entering the Bigg Boss 11 house, popular television actor Hiten Tejwani shared how he was preparing for the show, his wife Gauri Pradhan’s reaction and his expectations from it.
What prompted you to participate in Bigg Boss 11? You seem to be the most unlikely candidate given the format of the show?
Everyone is surprised by my decision. Their reaction is like, ‘Hiten you! No, it must be a rumour’. But, yes, I am joining the show. The reason is that I want to experience it. This format appeals to so many people. It shows the real you and you get to meet so many people.
What was your wife Gauri’s reaction to your decision? Was it tough for you to take the final call?
Gauri was surprised and a little worried that how will I stay without them for so long. But she said, ‘if you go in, then you better win.’ Some decisions are tough but you have to take them. This decision was tough for me but I am sure I will be absolutely fine in the house.
You have a very calm personality. Do you think that will work inside the house?
There isn’t much that I can say right now as I don’t know how it will be inside. All I can say is that let’s hope for the best.
Your work has got you immense popularity as an actor. Will this help you stay inside the house for a longer time?
I have immense support and love of fans from all over the world. I am sure that they will definitely support me now too.
What are the things you are carrying with yourself? What kind of wardrobe will we be seeing you sporting inside the house? Any lucky charm you are carrying with you, which you want to share.
I am carrying a lot of clothes, basically a mix of formal and casual wear. I will try to experiment with my looks when I am in the house. As for a lucky charm, I am not carrying anything particular.
Have you ever followed any season of Bigg Boss before? Any particular participant whom you liked and why?
I haven’t watched it entirely. I have seen bits and parts of a couple of seasons.
How will you define Salman Khan as the host of BB?
I think he is the perfect host. He’s funny, sometimes strict, lenient and appreciative. I mean, he is just perfect for the show.
How will you handle the stress inside the house any strategy or game plan you have planned?
I haven’t planned anything as of now. As I said, I don’t know how it will be inside the house. I will face everything as and when.
Which was your last fiction show?
Gangaa was my last fiction show. I am on the lookout for something interesting and worthwhile in the fiction space as well.
You have a very clean happy-go-lucky person kind of image. Comment
I am happy to have that image and all I can say is that I am going to stick to it.
What can your fans expect from you in the Bigg Boss House?
I will call white, white and black, black. Whatever is right is right and whatever is wrong; I’ll definitely voice it out.
Name two things that no one knows about you.
I don’t think there’s anything about me that my fans don’t know. People know everything about me and I like it that way.
What changes do you find in the industry over the years?
I think people are appreciating the good and real content. Gone are the days when shows used to run for 8 or 9 years. If the show is really good, it will go on, otherwise, it will go off air.
What do you have to say about the kind of content being made on television?
Everyone has the right to experiment and try and give the audience something nice to watch. When they do this, there are some experiments which work wonders with the audience and then there are those which don’t.
What is the philosophy of your life?
My philosophy of life is simple. Always be happy and make others happy.