I never played it safe: 'Bigg Boss' winner Gauahar Khan

Monday, 30 December 2013 - 8:16am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA
Gauahar Khan, the winner of 'Bigg Boss 7', is happy to bag the trophy after a roller-coaster ride.

From fighting for friends to finding love during the show, Gauahar Khan’s journey in Bigg Boss 7 had all the elements of a masala movie. The actress, who won trophy this season, compares her days in the house to a roller-coaster ride. Here’s what she had to say after her win:

What were your first thoughts when you were declared the winner?
I felt humbled, honoured, lucky and grateful to my friends, who voted for me. I am grateful to Allah who helped me win and also for giving me the best family in the world. There was a line ‘nothing worth having comes easy’ written in the house, the day I entered. I don’t mind that the journey wasn’t easy, but I am happy that I won.

Some people felt that you were playing a game in the house...
I never hid my emotions. I wasn’t playing safe thinking if I say something, it would turn the audience against me. I always called a spade a spade because that’s how I am. I was just being me.

You came across as a dominating person...
Well, that’s my personality. As I said I didn’t try to play it safe. If that were the case, I wouldn’t have declared my love (for Kushal Tandon) on national television. I would rather take flak for the utmost truth than hide behind a parda. Yes, I am very opinionated and it does give me few negative experiences, but hey you know what, I won Bigg Boss!

What were the high points and low points in your journey?
The high points were when I gave my 200 percent to every task I did and when I was appreciated for being a good player. The low point was obviously when I decided to leave the show but I did that for a friend of mine (Kushal). I took a stance and I did not regret it.

What do you like about Kushal?
He was exactly like me – being his self in the house. He is naughty, fun and caring. He respects women because he has three women in his family. Yes, he is childlike but if you love someone, you will take it.

People felt that Salman Khan had a bias against Kushal. Do you agree?
There couldn’t be a better host than Salman for the show. I respect him. As for the rest, I have said whatever I wanted to on the show and want to leave it behind. I know how much Kushal adores Salman, and their equation is fine.


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