One of Ace Of Space's most popular contestants, Shehzad Deol, is still in a state of shock over the news of Danish Zehen’s death. Like most others, he too was locked inside the house when the mishap happened. Now that he is out of the show, we spoke to him about his relationship with Danish. “It was very sad. And what’s killing me on the inside is that I prayed to god that he shouldn’t return as wildcard.”

As was the format of the show, upon elimination Chetna Pande could get one wildcard contestant inside and her choices were between Danish Zehen and Fizah. “At one point I was hoping that he doesn’t re-enter as he would have been a tough competitor. Then, Vikas Gupta broke the shattering news to us and I blame myself for letting the thought come to mind. I am regretful.”

He also speaks about his fight with Danish on the show. “I have hardly fought on the show but amongst the few that I had, one was with Danish. Initially, we were fighting across rooms and I happened to tell him ‘abhi tu room ke andar hai na bahar aa phir tujhe batatu hoon’. The next day they opened the door, we came aamne saamne and got into a physical fight. However, that bit didn’t air on television. Pratik Sehajpal and rest of the contestants had stopped us,” he elaborates.

“Then, during colony week, he told me about his parents and I felt guilty for fighting with him. Danish said that his mother is of the kind that if he is being beaten, she will slap him and not the one beating him. In fact, she would also apologise saying – issi ne kuch kiya hoga. Even thinking about this disturbs me and makes me think about what his parents must be going through.”

Shehzad Deol then tells us about a recent coincidence which reminded him of Danish, yet again. “I posted a video on my Instagram story where I am listening to Sakhiyan which incidentally is the same song on which Danish made his last video. In fact, it didn’t strike me until fans bombarded me with messages stating that I shouldn’t shoot while driving. Though, I was not driving the car.”

When asked about his last conversation with Danish, Shehzad says, “When he came for the wildcard episode, he told me that I was playing well and am a star outside. But, I would want to tell you, he was the star. What a massive fan following he had.”

Image Source: Instagram/danish_zehen,shehzaddeol
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