Bigg Boss 13: Dalljiet Kaur Sides Salman Khan Over Koena Mitra, Labels Shehnaaz Gill As 'Not Innocent'- EXCLUSIVE

Bigg Boss 13 evicted contestant Dalljiet Kaur in an EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW has assertive opinions about Salman Khan, Koena Mitra and Shehnaaz Gill

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Bigg Boss 13: Dalljiet Kaur Sides Salman Khan Over Koena Mitra, Labels Shehnaaz Gill As 'Not Innocent'- EXCLUSIVE
Your eviction from Bigg Boss 13 came out as a big disappointment to many...
Yes, it was very disappointing and shocking for me as well. Jeetna haarna maine nahi socha tha. But, I was confident that I would go a long way. However, it didn’t happen. When Salman Sir announced my name I thought he was kidding. I was hoping he would change his mind. But the moment he said, ‘Dalljiet, you played with lot of dignity’ and gave a beautiful send off message, I said to myself, ‘Damn, it's me only who is going out. He means it.’

What was your son Jaydon’s reaction on your elimination?
When I came home he was sleeping, I slowly went and hugged him. He saw me in half sleep and said ‘Mummy, is the competition over?’ I said yes. ‘Did you lose?’ he asked. With a sad face, I again replied yes. Next, he asked me, ‘Did you enjoy? I said to myself ‘I have grown up my child so well.’

So, tell us how was your experience inside the house?
It was a different world all together. I kept looking for a silent corner in the house, but couldn’t find one. You brush, you sleep, you do anything and you’re being watched. So, my first week inside the house was about adjusting to the atmosphere around me. I build some beautiful relationships with people like Rashami Desai and Devoleena Bhattacharjee. Since I knew Arti Singh from before, it was easier to gel up with her. I even formed an interesting bond with Paras Chhabra. And towards the end, I developed a very good friendship with Sidharth Shukla. But before I could have displayed my strong camaraderie with them, I was shown the door. I remember when I met people from Colors channel earlier, I had told them that am not an attention seeker.

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When you entered the house, people were expecting you to play the single mother card and earn sympathy. But, you never did it…
I never want to play the sympathy card. And I want to say this to the makers of Bigg Boss that if they want to put me in the wild card list and expect me to do rona dhona then that’s not happening, as I wanted to show the real Dalljiet inside the house. I am not a mere newcomer in this field. I have worked here for more than a decade and have some really good shows to my name. So my claim to fame cannot be my personal life. Hence, I didn't want the audience sympathy because I am a very happy single mother. I do realise that if I had played the emotional sympathy card, I would have gone a long way. 

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But several others are highlighting their personal issues inside. Take for instance, Sidharth Shukla and Rashami Desai. Your thoughts?
The biggest disadvantage for me was that I’m a very busy person so I have never got the time to see a reality show and analyse or strategise it. Since many years, I was being approached for Bigg Boss, but it’s only this time that I said a ‘yes’ as Jaydon has grown up. But, when I saw what the other inmates like Paras Chhabra, Shehnaaz Gill were up to; even the Mahira Sharma love triangle drama- I was shocked. I thought how could someone fall in love in the very first week. I felt it's just attraction, but then a love triangle was formed followed by a break-up. All these things confused me because it doesn’t happen in real world. I was pretty sure that the viewers must have understood that they are faking it. There have been shows like Splitsvilla where people do it because it’s the pattern. But, Bigg Boss isn’t Splitsvilla. Right from the first Weekend Ka Vaar episode, when I saw a pink chair was kept and Salman Sir spoke about connection between boy-girl, I told myself ‘I can’t fake this pyaar vyaar’.

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Dalljiet, why did you want Koena Mitra out of the show?
I have no personal issues with Koena. She is a very upfront person. I liked her personality. In fact, I started calling her Di not because of her age or experience, but her persona. I used to like her personality, but by second week, I realised that despite a strong personality, she isn’t doing much in the house. She used to just do her own work in the living room and then be lost in simply herself. She never tried talking to others and building connections. That's why I said that if I have been evicted for not making connections, Koena should have gone out first. It was just my perception, but I’m not very happy, that this happened. Koena was a very strong contender for sure. (Pauses)

Go on…
Koena was very upfront. A few things happened between us for which we didn't find a solution. Whatever time I spent with her, I can definitely say that she was real. But her personality was such that the housemates were afraid to speak to her. She used to talk to the point, state her opinion and leave. In fact, my middle sister is also like her. Actually, there were many fake connections inside the house, so I can relate to her.

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In an episode, we saw Koena commenting on Shehnaaz saying ‘I’m not someone who will get under the blanket to build a connection’. Your take on that?
I wouldn’t have gone to that extent and said such things to Shehnaaz as we used to sit and sleep on the same bed. Also, when more than a hundred cameras are capturing you, nobody can do anything wrong. I surely haven’t gone to this level for the show. But yes, Shehnaaz who is trying to be naive and innocent is actually not. She is part of the industry and definitely knows what she is doing. I mean, she too knows that falling in love in the very first week is not real. But she played around and it worked for her. However, blanket ke andar wala line is not my style. For instance, Paras used to come and sit with me and Sidharth Shukla was literally on my bed.

Certain political parties have called for a ban on the show as boys and girls were asked to share the same bed…
Honestly, I didn't feel anything awkward as I was sharing the bed with Abu Ji who was almost my father's age. He was getting uncomfortable because the bed was small, so he started sleeping on the sofa. Hence, I had the whole bed to myself. Probably, the other contestants might be finding it controversial, but I didn't feel so. However, this year, the makers were emphasising so much on connections that they were just in a way pushing it.

Koena feels that Salman Khan defending Shehnaaz for mocking her is wrong. Do you agree with her?
I also saw the conversation on TV. Salman Sir was saying doing entertainment is not wrong as long as it is not harmless or below the belt. So according to Salman what Shehnaaz was doing was harmless and I don’t think he was wrong. In Bigg Boss 13, we don't talk about morality as the nature of the game is such. I am not trying to take Salman's side but I think he was right. No one can understand this show better than him. So we can't challenge them.

Do you regret quitting Guddan Tumse Na Ho Paayega and opting for Bigg Boss 13?
Not at all. I took the decision of quitting Guddan and joining Bigg Boss 13, wisely. But the moment my friends learnt of it, they panicked and said ‘why would I sign a show like Bigg Boss?’ You won't believe, one day around 10-15 friends landed up at my house screaming on top of their lungs ‘Why are you doing this to yourself? A show like Bigg Boss is not for you.’  And I said ‘I have done many positive and negative roles’. This is the time that I should step out of my comfort zone.’ I have no regrets. Bigg Boss is undoubtedly a very big platform.

If the makers of Guddan call you back on the show, will you return?
I really don't know as it’s just two days that I have come out of the Bigg Boss 13 house. I’m yet to decide what to do next.

What if Bigg Boss makers approach you as a wild card entry?
I would love to return on the show.

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