Mumbai: ‘Drama queen’ Rakhi Sawant is back on television as she gets a second chance to participate in the Salman Khan-hosted controversial reality show ‘Bigg Boss’, now in its 14th season.
In an interview with The Quint, Rakhi said that she is back on television only because of Salman’s brother Sohail Khan.
Divulging details on how she got a chance to enter the ‘Bigg Boss’ house, Rakhi said, “I called Salman Khan’s brother Sohail Khan, requesting him to put me in ‘Bigg Boss’ so that I can kickstart my career once again. I told him, ‘I don’t want to get into depression. I want to work in television, films everywhere. And if you give me one chance to be a part of ‘Bigg Boss’ I promise to prove that I am a good entertainer’. So Sohail bhai spoke to Salman”.
“I want to thank Sohail bhai a million times for getting across my message to Salman Khan,” she added.
“I have agreed to be part of ‘Bigg Boss’ this time only because my career had gone completely downhill and I need a push. That is why I want to be part of the show, and I hope Bollywood will consider me again. I also hope I can bounce back and stand on my feet. ‘Bigg Boss’ made me a star earlier and I am hoping the same happens one more time,” she said.
Rakhi also revealed that she is completely bankrupt at present as her CA siphoned off all her money.
Rakhi said Season 14 is very different from the first one as contestants had no clue about what they should do in Season 1.
“We were very confused as to which side of our personality we should reveal and which one we shouldn’t. We were scared then, but now things are different. Bigg Boss has given full liberty to be whoever we want to be,” she said.
Besides Rakhi, other former contestants who will be competing for the trophy in Season 14 include Vikas Gupta, Arshi Khan, Manu Punjabi and Rahul Mahajana.