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Exclusive! Zeeshan Khan: I would want to go back to Bigg Boss OTT but...

Know who Zeeshan Khan considers as the strongest and the weakest contestant. 

Aishwarya Vasudevan
Sep 01, 2021
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Zeeshan Khan's ousting from Bigg Boss OTT came as a shocker to many. The actor was asked to leave the reality show after a physical altercation with Pratik Sehajpal and Nishant Bhat. However, his eviction created an uproar on social media and people called it 'unfair' instantly. Now, nearly a week after his elimination from Bigg Boss OTT, Zeeshan caught up with OTTPlay for an exclusive chat about his journey, Karan Johar as a host, Sidharth Shukla and Asim Riaz's fight and more.

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It's been a week since you got evicted from Bigg Boss OTT house. How has been your state of mind?

My state of mind has never been better. How do I explain how am I feeling? Inside I was confused because I didn't know what was happening. I have no regrets though but I was a little confused. When I came out, the amount of love I got from all the celebrities, all the people, that's it. I feel like a King. Earlier before entering the house, I had told many people that if people will remember Bigg Boss OTT, it will be for Zeeshan Khan and I think I have achieved that. People's love for me is my trophy and I feel at top of the world. I feel I won the trophy in the midway of the show, the rest can do whatever they want. 

Do you think you will be back in the house? Are you open to it?

I would want to go back for two of my special friends - Millind Gaba and Divya Agarwal. I would want to go back for the excitement of the task because I have been acing each of them from the first week. I would want to go back for that but not without my self-respect.

Do you remember your instant reaction on hearing Bigg Boss announcing your eviction?

People saw my reaction when that incident took place, it was very natural. I just got up and walked away, then everyone came to me and asked me to apologise for that. I said 'no, why should I?' I will not apologise because according to me, what I did was a reaction to an action. I have always learnt that you always apologise for your action, not your reaction. I was too involved in the task, I cannot say for the other two. When I was snatching the flags, they tried to break them because they didn't want to do the task with me. Next time, I was protecting the whiteboard. So, obviously, my focus was entirely on the task and I can't say the same about the other two. When I was leaving, they were unapologetic and if they feel I am wrong, I would gladly lose, that's okay. I have no regrets about what I did. I am not saying I did the right thing by pushing them, but I was instigated and provoked by them. But it's fine, everyone is watching the show, the audience is watching it 24/7 and they are better judges. If they feel I am wrong, I will take it with a pinch of salt and if they feel I am right, I will stand my ground with them. 

Do you think you will be cordial with Pratik Sehajpal or Nishant Bhat post this incident?

Never say never, the world is too small and life is too long, anything can happen. Let's see, as they have to come out and if they reach out to me or talk to me. We will cross the bridge when we come to it. 

Many people have questioned Sidharth Shukla winning the trophy despite the 'pushing' and violence, while you were evicted. What is your take on that?

If people have witnessed it, it means the incident has actually taken place. There have been several incidents between Sidharth Shukla and Asim Riaz. Even in this house, physical fights have taken place like between Shamita Shetty and Moose Jattana. After that, I even saw that Pratik Sehajpal tackled Divya to the ground and many jumped to it. If the audience feels something has happened, I would go with their opinion. 

I was very much involved in the task then. These tasks have a lot of perks like you get saved from nominations, get immunity, become Boss Man and Boss Lady. So everyone gives their 100% and is pumped up. I was also focused on winning the task and the audience's verdict is my verdict. 

Now that you are out, who do you think is the strongest contestant inside the house?

Divya Agarwal, without a doubt.

Who is the weakest among them?

Everyone is strong, I won't call anyone weak. But if there's someone who hasn't understood the game is Akshara Singh. She is very confused and her fights are very baseless and out of the blue. She is not understanding the game and strategies. 

If you get a chance to go back, what will you choose - Bigg Boss OTT or Bigg Boss 15?

It is too much to ask for both? I have always been a huge fan of Bigg Boss and so when I was offered it was like a dream come true. 

What do you have to say about Karan Johar as a host?

I have immense respect for Karan sir. He did his job as a host and I did my job as a contestant. The only regret I have is, if he had given me a chance to share my side of the story, his perception of me would have changed. See the format of the show is such that I don't blame him. It's a stressful environment, at times it becomes difficult as many things happen at once. Maybe he must have felt something that's why he reacted that way. But it's ok, I have no hard feelings. 

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