Exclusive! Bigg Boss 15: 'I Don’t Want It To Be About Me And Shamita Shetty,' Says New Wild Card Contestant Raqesh Bapat

Exclusive! Bigg Boss 15: 'I Don’t Want It To Be About Me And Shamita Shetty,' Says New Wild Card Contestant Raqesh Bapat

Nawaz Kochra

Bigg Boss 15 has been getting interesting every day, and last night we saw a roller coaster of emotions running through the house. And while the emotional quotient was high, we also saw two wild cards enter the house. They are Bigg Boss OTT contestants Raqesh Bapat and Neha Bhasin. While the main season is different from the digital one, I spoke to Raqesh about his plans on Bigg Boss 15 and also about Shamita Shetty.

And in an exclusive conversation with me, Raqesh revealed how he has been overwhelmed to see the support he received from fans and there was a lot the actor had to say. Read excerpts from his interview here!

On his plans for Bigg Boss 15...

I will not change as a person. My real nature will be the same, I cannot keep changing it show to show. But I will have a strong opinion for sure, because I have realized that it is important in a show like this to give your opinion strongly. I am not going to judge people on how they behave or what they do in a particular situation, because that’s what the show wants you to do. I will not take things to heart. This time, I will be blatant about what I feel.

On whom he will trust and whom he will not in the Bigg Boss 15 house...

I think you have to be careful with everyone out there, because the format is such. Everybody is here to play a game and prove a point, so you don’t have to trust anybody but yourself. Apart from that, I do trust Shamita the most, I can somewhere trust Simba as well, I find a lot of myself in him. He is like what I was on OTT, he is very shy of giving his opinions. I find him very true, apart from that, everybody is playing a game out there.

On Shamita's game on the show so far...

I think she is doing a very good job, I am very proud of her. She is somebody who has proved a point, that what you see, is what you get. She has a strong opinion, I am happy that she is playing without me because I wanted that. I didn’t want it to be about ShaRa, but her game. Somewhere me not being there has made her stand for herself and play the game in the correct sense.

On, if her game will change or get affected with his entry...

I don’t think so, obviously she has been missing me and needs that support. She has always needed support, she is a person who connects. Not finding me in the house, she connected with people and may be it didn’t work. What she and I had was very real and organic, so it won’t change the game as such. I don’t want to disturb her game plan. She is being real and she won’t change. I want to be a support, but I don’t want it to be about me and her. I want it to be an individual game.

On, if entering the show at this point is an added advantage...

Of course, it is an added advantage for sure, I am prepared and know everyone’s nature. I know how they are and what they speak behind each other’s back, so I know their traits which is why I know who to connect with and who not to.

Honestly, I am waiting to watch how equations change in the house. Especially for Shamita, now that Raqesh is in the house. What do you think? Because I feel tables might turn with this new wild card entry. Stay tuned!