Are you disappointed that you didn’t win?
I am not that disappointed. Everyone wants to win, but I came out with a lot of love, and for me that’s winning! (Smiles)
What was your reaction when you saw your mother (Tanuja) waiting to receive you?
The first thing I wanted to do was to hold her, cry, and never let go. She gave me the best compliment saying that for her, I was the winner!
How would you sum up your experience in the house?
It was unbelievable. You have to live there to actually say anything about it.
What prompted you to be a part of the show?
This year, I did several things that I never thought I would. I acted in a play and produced a film. When I was approached for Bigg Boss, I thought this will be a chapter in my autobiography. I took it up, and I have done a good job of it.
Your family was not happy with your decision?
They were just being protective. They didn’t want to send their daughter to a place, where she would be living without TV, phone and would be under close scrutiny because of the cameras. That way, I did take a risk.
We never saw your family members sending messages, or meeting you when you were in the house...
I can’t expect that because of the kind of family that I come from. Why should I? All my family members are at a certain level, which they have earned through hard work. I have a responsibility toward them and I understand that. Honestly, I never expected them to come and see me.
Will you be taking your relationship with Armaan Kohli to the next level?
Armaan is my best friend. I don’t know what the future holds for me. I will just go along the ride.
A constant complaint against you was that you never stood up to Armaan...
This show taught me to be patient and to control my emotions. I maintained my dignity. I did what I felt was right for me at that point. If it has come across as me not standing up to him then so be it. I guess that’s just being human.
Some people felt that Salman Khan was favouring you?
Salman has already clarified that he knows Gauahar Khan more than he knows me. It’s not appropriate to ask this question because a man of that stature has reached wherever he is because of his objectivity and fair play.