Mumbai: Evicted ‘Bigg Boss 8’ contestant Nigaar Khan feels Diandra Soares and Gautam Gulati’s new found friendship on the show is fake and is a part of the game they both are playing to survive in the house.
Nigaar is the eighth contestant to be eliminated from the controversial reality show, hosted by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan.
Diandra and Gautam bonded well during the first week of the show but had a fallout following some arguments and since then were seen against each other. The two, however, seemed to have patched up their differences last week and are now seen sharing a friendly relationship.
Nigaar, who knows the supermodel from her modelling days, does not find the reconciliation genuine. “Diandra and Gautam are just playing with each other. They did not even talk to each other properly till a few days back and suddenly one day they are sitting together and chatting.
“They have taken advantage of Diandra and Upen’s recent fight. Diandra is just playing safe now and so is being friendly with Gautam and he is also clearly playing her,” Nigaar told reporters.
The 35-year-old actress, who entered the show as a wild card contestant, says the ‘Diya Aur Baati Hum’ actor is not playing a good game. Terming Gautam negative, Nigaar says it is difficult to stay with him.
“Gautam is a pain to be with. He tried to provoke me a lot, he just wanted a reaction from me. He is popular outside because audience just watch episodes but we live with him. He is a very negative and guarded person,” she said.
The actress does not have nice words to say about veteran actor Puneet Issar either. “Puneet called my tears ‘crocodile tears’. I was appalled. A man, as elderly as him, does not have any sense of judgement. He, Gautam, Pritam and Praneet are horribly negative,” she added.
Nigaar, whose sister Gauhar Khan won the show last season, is rooting for Bollywood actor Upen Patel and TV actress Karishma Tanna this time.
“If it is a game of fairness then Upen should win but if it is about who grown the most during the show, I would say Karishma should win as she has shown character and stood up against someone like Puneet Issar. That needs courage,” she said.
The TV star had a stay of less than 14 days in the house as she was nominated for eviction in her first week itself. Nigaar blames some contestants’ insecurity for her nomination.
“Many people in the ‘Bigg Boss’ house were insecure of me as I have a strong personality and I have the courage to say things on face. As my sister Gauhar won last year, some of them felt threatened by me and wanted me out,” she said.