Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia, who made her acting debut with Choti Sarrdaarni, made headlines with her participation in the reality show Bigg Boss season 16. She was evicted in the semi-final week. In an exclusive conversation with The Free Press Journal, Nimrit talks about her highs and lows inside the house and more. Excerpts:
How was the Bigg Boss experience? Any regrets?
I am alive (laughs). I was terribly scared, nervous, and also excited because it was all new for me. Trust me, I was petrified. I have zero regrets. It takes a lot of courage to be in this reality show. I don’t think it would make me regret it at any point in time even thinking that ‘I shouldn’t have done it’. Whenever I made mistakes, I apologised. It was a beautiful journey. My parents always say: ‘Naam kamana asaan hai magar izzat kamana mushkil hai.’ I did justice to myself and my parents.
Tell us about the highs and lows you faced in the house.
One of the highs was when Ektaa (Kapoor) ma’am visited. I the dress I was wearing that night, I will treasure and preserve it. The lowest I would was when I had a candid conversation with Bigg Boss when I was feeling low. I requested him to not show but that was also my candid and real side and I didn’t want to camouflage my emotions.
Ektaa Kapoor offered you Love Sex Aur Dhokha 2…
I am in seventh heaven and I also am speechless. It’s unbelievable and too good to be true. I am grateful to Ektaa ma’am and also to Bigg Boss. Had it not been for this platform she would have never seen me. And who knows, this would have not happened. I don’t know if she even knew me. I feel the entire universe conspired and made this dream come true. I have just come out and have not had any conversation over it nor have I read the script. Hence, it would be wrong on my part to make any comments. Whenever I have the details and clarity, we shall carry this conversation forward.
How do you plan to handle the fame?
I am grounded in that sense. I am not a person who flies too high. I keep myself in check. I do believe when you fly too high you fall... I will never let that happen. I just want to carry that humility and gratitude that I have. I am too excited as I want to do all kind of work. I am looking forward to being an actor. And since I am getting that opportunity, I will make the most of it.
What is the best compliment you have received from the host, Salman Khan?
I think the best part was when I answered the queries he asked me. He always appreciated and acknowledged them. I feel through his vibes or the way he interacted that he is a man of few words. But one could make a lot from the way he interacts. Every Weekend ka War I would keep my fingers crossed hoping that nothing wrong happened. Whenever he explains, he is kind, which was a relief for me.
What about sharing the space with ‘close friend’ Priyanka Chahar Choudhary?
I love the sarcasm... When I look at my journey, I couldn’t have asked for more. It’s a place where you can easily be swept by temptations to be relevant and that can play with your mind. I have seen people who would be their usual selves. I feel happy that nothing in the core changed. When it comes to Priyanka, it’s been a spicy journey.
What about Shiv Thakare? Do you think he will be the winner?
Shiv is a very close pal of mine. I don’t know who the winner will be. But, I hope Stan and Shiv are the winners.
Will you agree to participate in a reality show?
If I get a chance to participate in any reality show in the future, for me it’s — “Never say never.”
Valentine’s Day is around the corner, any plans?
There is nothing for Valentine’s Day. I am still discovering love. I have not had so many happy relationships. So still figuring it out. It’s too soon to know what true love is?
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