Due to an earlier shoot commitment, Eijaz Khan was forced to leave the Bigg Boss 14 home on Monday. So reality show makers have brought back Devolina Bhattacharjee to play proxy on their behalf. However, the actor is quite positive about returning to the reality show after wrapping up his shoot.
In an exclusive chat with Indianexpress.com, Eijaz Khan revealed about his Bigg Boss journey, whether his departure or return was unfair to other contestants, his relationship with Pavithra Punia and more.
Here are excerpts from the conversation.
How are you feeling being out of the Bigg Boss 14 house?
Just because you mentioned Wasim Khan, it also means that you are shooting City of Dreams 2. However, can’t it wait?
The producers were very kind and cooperative and if this wasn’t the last thought, they would never have driven me home. Right now, they are sweet and totally piss me off. I had already shot 60 percent of my scenes, and if I didn’t come in now they would have to change me and shoot the whole thing again. I couldn’t do this to them. Honestly, I already feel like I won the trophy that gets so much love from the fans, but now I want to go back home and win it.
What do you have to say about entering the house of Devolina Bhattacharjee as your proxy?
She’s on Bigg Boss and has also followed the season, so there’s that advantage. Devolina isn’t going to play my game, she’s playing on her own. However, there are people who love and respect me at home, and I am sure they will take care of her as they are my proxy.
There is also a section in the audience that is quite unfair, such as a proxy and your re-entry, which has the unnecessary benefit of getting you all the updates. What do you take?
Honestly, I haven’t seen any episode since I don’t have time. And frankly, I don’t want to influence my opinions by watching the show. I want to go back home as the same Ijaz as I came out. Also, if Jasmine Ali came to support her, Rubina and Abhinav always had each other. I was only playing the game. I remember, when Pavitra came as a guest, and I held her hands for a few minutes, it gave me a new life. So you understand how important it is to have someone. That way, I don’t have the advantage like other people. That too was unfair.
Over the past few weeks, you have been accused of playing a victim in creating false narratives. Do you want to clarify your stance?
If they feel it, I think that’s their problem. Yes, I may overshare at times but I have now chosen to be an open book. I want the world to know my true personality. I want all the false perceptions to be shredded. I understand I’m not perfect but I want to be comfortable with myself. The only way I can love myself, and let others love me.
Speaking of love, where do you see your relationship with Pavithra Punia going?
Let’s just say we’re heading in the right direction, hands on.
You have opened up about a tragic event in your childhood. Did it hurt you on the show?
Honestly, I have yet to deal with it. On the show, I was aroused and stabbed about it. But I have learned not to react to it. I pause, take some time and let it go. I knew they wanted me to break up. And I’m not going to give them that satisfaction.