Exclusive! Bigg Boss OTT: Neha Bhasin on Karan Johar, reality shows and more
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Exclusive! Bigg Boss OTT's Neha Bhasin: I have heard the show is not scripted at all

In a candid chat with OTTplay, Neha revealed her thoughts and excitement about being inside the Bigg Boss OTT house

Sunidhi Prajapat
Aug 09, 2021
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The Indian singer and songwriter Neha Bhasin entered the Bigg Boss OTT house with a lot of anxiety. The digital show premiered on Sunday, hosted by Karan Johar, gives 24x7 access to the audience to watch it on Voot. Neha joined 12 other contestants to spend six weeks inside the house. In a candid chat with OTTplay, she revealed her thoughts and excitement to be a part of India’s biggest reality show:

Did you instantly agree to the show?

I’ve been offered Bigg Boss a lot of times but didn’t want to do it. But this time, my manager was like let's do a meeting and see how this goes. And then we did the meeting. We like two people thought about it. And then we decided to do it.

I will always say that it's a dangerous show at the end of the day. I mean, it's not based on any talent or any skill, which is what I've been used to all my life. I am a reality show contestant myself, but it was based on my talent and not based on my life. So I'm not used to that kind of attention.

What are you expecting from the show?

I don't know. But I'm expecting to have a lot of fun. I expect that I want to go in and have fun. Maybe not the right platform, but I want to just try and have fun and come out winning hearts come out. With that, if I can win the trophy, that'd be great but I'm not thinking about that right now.

Have you seen previous seasons of Bigg Boss? If yes, who’s your favourite contestant?

No, I haven't and I can't say I have a favourite but I can say that the people caught my eye for sure. I mean, definitely Rubina (Dilaik) and Rahul Vaidya. I know that they were competitors but they both had one thing in common, which was being very logical in their arguments. They both had a lot of fights with people but it was never out of line. So I think that's one very important thing. The fact that India voted for both of them so much means something.

What is the real you like? Are you crazy, sensitive or some details you'd like to spill?

I'm both sensitive and emotional and a very transparent person. I think I'm a very baggage free person. I learned very early in life that there is no point in carrying baggage. So yeah, as long as I'm a little fed, hydrated, slept loved, I should be okay. Though, I have a feeling I won't get all four of them inside. So let's see.

There have been crazy tasks in the past. Is there a limit for you, something that you will refuse to do on the show no matter what?

Well, I think they're supposed to do all the tasks but if you ask me what I like to do it? No. I saw one of the tasks in which people were throwing things very meanly at the person as a person, I don't agree with that. But I’ll perform the tasks if I have to.

How long do you think you can survive in those tough situations?

I don't know, I can't promise you that. I think that I will also know once I go inside. I will just follow my heart, and we'll see what happens.

What are your thoughts about Karan Johar hosting the show?

Fun, happy, colourful, and I think he's perfect for this, OTT. 

What would be your reaction if Salman Khan was hosting Bigg Boss OTT?

That would have been nice as well. I just feel that this is nice that there's a demarcation between two platforms and for the audience, it's more exciting to see something different than go back to the old format of the TV.

How real are reality shows?

I've heard that Bigg Boss is not scripted at all. Bigg Boss is a reality show, while Sa Re Ga Ma Pa is not a reality show. People call it is a reality show but it’s not. Reality is when cameras are rolling 24/7.

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