After Bigg Boss 7’s champion Gauhar Khan paid us a visit we interviewed an even bigger reality TV drama queen :) – VJ Andy! Here is what he had to say about Armaan Kohli, his BFF Tanisha Mukerji, “playing games” on Bigg Boss 7 and who his BIGGEST Bigg Boss enemy was! Oh, and of course I got him to answer nearly ALL of your Twitter questions too, but that’s the next blog coming up. For now enjoy this one. xoxo
PS. Next up I’ll be interviewing Kushal Tandon, don’t worry I’ll keep you posted!
MissMalini: Andy! So you’re out of the Bigg Boss house! First I wanna know what your experience was like in the house, and you made some serious waves, did you expect to do that?!
Andy Kumar: Not really, I just expected to be myself and play myself as I am and just go there and make everyone laugh, and that’s what I tried to do. There were ups and downs in the house that I wasn’t expecting. It was an unexpected journey for me and it’s made me think about a lot of stuff in my life. And the fact that I can live out of one suitcase for three months is a big accomplishment for me.
MM: And did you have a strategy?
AK: Uh, No I didn’t. I didn’t have a game plan and I learned as I went along there was a lot of people who helped me like Shilpa, she helped me and Tanisha, and even Armaan actually helped me understand a lot about “THE GAME”. Everyone kept going, “you’ve got to have a game plan!” I was like uh… no I don’t have a game plan, I thought we were just going to take people at face value and just be who we are! And that’s what I did, I was myself.
MM: Of course there was so much controversy over “Gaushal” and Tanisha-Armaan. The two couples having their wars. It felt like you were friends with everybody. Was that part of a specific move or was it just something that happened, because it’s hard to be friends with everybody obviously…right?
AK: Right. But I had several relationships with everybody. I didn’t have any idea that I want to be friends with this group. I was never in “a group”. Even though people think I was going from one group to the other, that was never there. I wasn’t part of a group. I was always myself and I had my own opinions and my own ideas. When I went into the nomination room I did what I wanted to. So I never followed anyone. I had a very individual relationship with a lot of different people. With Kushal, with Gauhar, with Tanisha with Armaan. I had four different relationships with four of those people. I don’t care whether somebody wants me to talk to that person or whether they have issues – because that’s not my issue, that’s their issue with somebody else! If I’m friends with Tanisha and Gauhar, I can be in my life, because I have different relationships with both those women. I have different relationships with Armaan and Kushal too…
MM: But were they ok with it?!
AK: Well I’ll tell you what, when I was in the house, there were a few people who told me, “don’t be friends with that person because you’re friends with me” and I said to them… uh NO. That’s not going to work out with me, I’m going to be friends with who I want to be friends with and if you’ve got issues between yourselves YOU’VE got to sort that out not me. And I didn’t get involved with that. That’s why I think a lot of the time there was a lot of fingers being pointed at me, a lot of names being called. A lot of VICTIMISING going on in that house because I was very strong-headed in what I wanted to do and I wasn’t allowing anyone to lead me – and I think that was a big issue.
MM: And I remember turning on Bigg Boss and seeing this MASSIVE shouting match between you and Sangram Singh, what happened? And did you sort that out?
AK: Yeah, it’s sorted. We’re still friends, in fact we’re BROs! With Sangram and I it was very difficult because Sangram has this thing where he likes to look good he likes to be the right one, be righteous all the time. And I don’t believe that anyone can be righteous all the time. I make mistakes and then I say, “HEY! I made a mistake! I’m sorry!” And you have to really say sorry from your heart and believe that you made a mistake, there’s no point saying sorry when you don’t actually believe you did anything wrong. Because then there’s no point, then why did you say sorry? So this was my argument with Sangram, that don’t apologize if you don’t think you’re wrong. And if you don’t think you’re wrong EVER – that’s wrong, in my book. So that’s what we were arguing about. And finally because we’re such good friends, because I understand him quite illicitly, so I can just go – I accept him as he is and that’s why we’re still friends.
MM: And I remembering seeing an episode where you were joking with Ajaz Khan and how he would look great as the rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, and that spiralled completely in another direction, and from that moment onwards I think Ajaz and you really didn’t see eye to eye, what was the issue?
AK: There was this whole thing of Ajaz and me being pitted against each other as the “entertainers” – who’s going to entertain more? I was never in a competition with anyone. Because if I’m an entertainer then that’s because that’s what my heart is telling me to do. I wasn’t going, oh I need to entertain, I need to talk to cameras, I need to play for the camera – I don’t do that. I understand there’s a camera, I understand that there’s a certain amount of quotient that it goes into entertaining people. I was’t just there to entertain people. I was also there to protect myself from a lot of craziness that was being pushed on top of me. Whether they’re joking or not. And their jokes were not being THAT nice to me. You know being the butt of a joke – the whole time – you’re going to explode! Perhaps you’re not going to see that 34 hours being poked, poked, poked, you’re going to see the five seconds of when you erupted. You’re not going to see the rest of it.
I get why people are like, “Oh my god he had such arguments!” Yeah I did, but I also had a lot of fun, with Ajaz, I had a lot of fun with Armaan, I had a lot of fun with Kushal! And a lot of people go, but, “oh he hit you! But then why….” Because I learnt to forget and forgive and move ahead with positivity! Same with Ajaz! I’m not holding a grudge against him, I’m still in touch with him outside of the house. And quite frankly I think he’s an entertainer – as an actor. He needs to learn the script, he needs to get to know what he’s doing. He plays a character. As a actor and he is an actor. I dunno if he’s good or bad because I haven’t really seen his work. So who’s a better entertainer? We’re both as good as each other, we’re both as bad as each other – we’re different, that’s the difference!
Andy reveals his Bigg Boss BFFs and his BIGGEST enemy! Can you guess who they are? WATCH!
MM: And your BFF in the house? And your greatest foe!
AK: Oh my BFF in the house! Oh woooow. I think a lot of people are going to want me to say Sangram because in the house that was the case. I think at one point I said about Sangram and Elli Avram that I couldn’t speak to them and that became an issue as well. It was because Elli was a lot younger than me, she was having a lot of issues in the house, I was protecting her and she was crying a lot. So I didn’t want to push my problems on top of her because I just felt that I didn’t want to do that to her. Sangram I couldn’t speak to at some times, and I told Tanisha. And the ear was always Tanisha! The ear that listened to my woes was always Tanisha. So I’m going to have to say, if anyone’s going to be my BFF… there’s three in line here – oh wow. It was Sangram, it was Elli, and there was Tanisha! And if you look at outside the house, I’ve been hanging with Tanisha a lot so – aaaah, go tell!
My foe in the house… I think it’s a funny one really. I never saw anyone as a foe. I really didn’t. I mean, you want me to say Kushal don’t you but it’s not true! I don’t think of him as a foe. I don’t think Gauhar is a foe. I think of her as a friend! That’s the other thing. GAUHAR IS MY FRIEND. Can we just get that out? And foe, actually it’s a really weird one but my foe is going to be Rajat Rawail. Because he started this victimising in the house, he was being horrible about me in the house… he was doing a lot of crying in the house and I thought it was fake – quite frankly. And I said it, I said – “maybe it’s a fake!” Cos I’m aware of anxiety issues, and I tried to help him through it and he wasn’t reciprocating that kind of energy that you actually have when you’ve got an issue, because I’ve been through it, I’m sharing this with you… It just felt like he really wanted to leave that house and he would do anything to get out! So my biggest foe is HIM!