'I don't want to act on television'

Last Updated 18 March 2014, 15:25 IST

The chic fashionista Gauahar Khan, who won the latest season of ‘Bigg Boss 7’, is making the most of the opportunities that are coming her way. The actress says that her life has been a roller coaster ride ever since she won the show.

“I couldn’t get any busier. I have suddenly been flooded with offers and it is great as I worked hard all these years for this. The kind of appreciation that I have got after the show has been really great. It is like an adrenaline-filled roller coaster ride,” she notes.

Ask her if she has a penchant for reality television and she replies, “I am an ardent fan of reality shows. I watch a lot of them. I think it is very interesting to see shows which have real people in them rather than fictitious ones. I have enjoyed watching them as well as being a part of them. Television is the biggest medium and it really reaches out to a lot of people.”

She considers her experience on ‘Bigg Boss’ as an enlightening one and says that it helped her realise her strengths. “As a person, I realised that I am stronger than I think. There were times when the situation was so bad that I wanted to leave. But I managed to stay and I give myself credit for that. It was fun. I am in touch with Kushal and Sophia and I really liked Shilpa, Apoorva and Ratan,” she informs referring to her fellow participants.

Now, she is all set play the leading lady in films and is doing ‘Fever’ with Rajeev Khandelwal. “We have already shot for two schedules and are going to shoot the last one. It is a great script and an exciting project. The characters have been sketched very well,” she says.

Does she want to be a part of television? “I don’t want to act on television. But I owe a lot to Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. My film career started with it and I owe my popularity to it,” she says.

Gauahar believes in doing performance-oriented roles and says that she has always done films that make her stand out. “I would definitely like to do a romantic comedy or a comedy as long as I do performance-oriented roles and the films give me a chance to perform and not be used as a prop,” she notes.

Most models consider the ramp as a stepping stone to films. However, Gauahar disagrees. “Modelling gives you a little bit of visibility and it’s not a sure shot way to enter Bollywood,” she exclaims.

For now, she wants to focus on her career in films and give her all to her upcoming film ‘Fever’.

(Published 18 March 2014, 15:25 IST)

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