Shilpa Shinde on finding love in Bigg Boss 11: Since Salman is jagat bhaiya and I am bhabhiji, I think we are made for each other

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Written by Sana Farzeen
| Mumbai |
Published:September 30, 2017 10:00 pm


Shilpa Shinde spoke about her participation, strategy and love for host Salman Khan.

You can never find Shilpa Shinde far away from controversies. After dealing with a lot of negative publicity via her unceremonious exit from popular show Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hai, the actor has now decided to participate in the most controversial reality show Bigg Boss 11. Before getting locked in, Shilpa spoke exclusively to indianexpress.com about her participation, strategy and love for host Salman Khan. “I think I was born for controversies (laughs). To be honest, whenever I run away from something, I land up straight into it. All these years, I have been trying to stay away from reality shows and here I am in Bigg Boss. Not just me, but my family was also scared, as this format kind of gets you into ugly situations but I feel I will make the most of this opportunity and have a gala time inside.

When asked if she took up the show to clear misconceptions about herself, the actor replied, “Definitely. I want people to know who the real Shilpa is. There’s a lot of negative idea about me in the industry and I want to prove all of it wrong.”

Stating that she is not entering the house with any strategy, Shilpa shared, “I will be my real self and though I do not want to get involved in any controversy, I will definitely stand up for myself and my friends. You cannot pretend for too long and thus it’s better to stay true, even if people consider you wrong. Also, as I am an artist, I promise that I will bring the required entertainment in the Bigg Boss house.

When asked if she will be guarded in front of the non-celeb contestants, the actor said, “To be honest, I am a really simple person and most of my friends are not from the industry. I am most comfortable with them. They don’t treat me as an actor and neither would they tolerate me behaving like one. I think it would be a great opportunity for both the groups to learn from each other and share their life experiences. It’s always fulfilling to know people and their stories and I am actually looking forward to interacting with the commoners.”

Time and again, Bigg Boss house has seen relationships budding. When asked if she is open to finding her dream man in the show, Shilpa said with a loud laugh, “There is only one man in the show that will have all my attention – Salman Khan. Since he is the jagat bhaiya and I am bhabhiji, I think we are made for each other.”

Apart from Shilpa, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’s Hina Khan, popular television and web series producer Vikas Gupta, Splitsvilla fame teen icon Priyanka Sharma, Balika Vadhu actor Hiten Tejwani and VJ Benafsha Soonawala will be seen as the celeb contestants while God-woman Shivani Durgah, daughter of a clerk Jyoti Kumari, item dancer Sapna Choudhary and Dawood Ibrahim’s associate Zubair Khan will be part of the commoners gang.

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