I spoke to Priya Malik moments after she got evicted from Bigg Boss 9 and unsurprisingly, I had a blast! Before entering the show, Priya had told me all sorts of hilarious things (read the entire interview here) and my latest chat with her was no different.
It feels weird. I’m not going to lie, I was super disappointed. I wasn’t expecting it to happen yesterday. I knew this day was going to come sooner or later, but I wasn’t expecting it to happen on the week I thought I’d done well. So I’m feeling a little ‘oh no… take me back!’, but I’m coming to terms with it. The only thing I’m extremely happy about is that I stayed myself – the good, the bad, the ugly. I was proud of the fact that I was unapologetically Priya.
When you start expecting something and then it doesn’t happen, it hurts a lot more because you feel you were led on. At the same time, I’ll also say that I suspected it when the announcement came that me being a finalist may backfire. I suspected it, even though I didn’t expect it; if that makes sense.
I think either Keith Sequeira or Rochelle Rao should’ve been eliminated this week. They’ve been quite saturated in the last few weeks. They haven’t been speaking their minds. they’ve kind of been just into each other, they haven’t come out in the open. The show is all about expressing yourself and I guess there was a lack of that happening from both sides. And I feel one of them getting evicted would’ve opened up the other one a lot more.
The biggest lesson has been that you learn who you are – your strengths, your weaknesses. And as a wild card entry, you have no time to lay low. You just have to go in there and make your presence felt. You also learn that there’s goodness in everyone and that’s my firm belief. No person is all that bad.
Big Brother was the child and Bigg Boss was the father! Mentally, physically, emotionally, Bigg Boss is a lot more strenuous if you compare it to Big Brother. And I was surprisingly super emotional throughout my journey. There were so many moments when I’d lose my emotional balance and lose my cool, when I didn’t expect it to be that way. I felt like I was PMS-ing through out – except, instead of a pre-menstrual syndrome, it was a perpetual mentrual syndrome. It was just never ending!
I think because the initial lot wasn’t doing much anyway. I think Rishabh Sinha and I did a lot to change the house dynamics. Not just Rishabh and I, even Gizele Thakral and Nora Fatehi and the other wild cards – all of them did really well. They made their impact felt.
I definitely think Rishabh should be the winner. I’m not just saying this because he’s my friend or because he’s also a wild card, I am honestly saying this from an unbiased perspective. I think he’s given the show a lot. He’s not been afraid to show himself – the good, the bad, the ugly. He hasn’t been afraid to make mistakes. And that should work in his favour.