Bigg Boss OTT is all set to premiere tonight. Actor Raqesh Bapat, who is participating in the Karan Johar-hosted show, has claimed that he hasn't watched any of the previous seasons. In a conversation with SpotboyE, Rakesh also said that he feels Karan Johar will give a different feel to the show. Ahead of his entry to the controversial show, he said the makers managed to convince him this time.
Excerpts from the interview:
Q: Raqesh, what convinced you to say a yes to Bigg Boss?
A: The show was offered to me every year. The team and channel managed to convince me this time and so here I am.
Q: The show is quite famous for its controversies. Does that part make you nervous?
A: Well, of course, but then what’s the fun when there is no risk. And there’s a lot more to the challenge than just controversies.
Q: Karan Johar is the new host of the show.
A: I am excited. Karan has so much goodwill, and has given our industry some brilliant films. He comes with a lot of experience, and hence, I am sure he’s going to give the OTT version a great different feel.
Q: Will you be comfortable sharing a bed with others?
A: Honestly, there are a lot of things I may not be comfortable with. But this house is all about getting out of one’s comfort zone. And sometimes, it's extremely important to do so as it gives you a different perspective on life.
Q: Going by the promos, things will be over the top this season. Are you ready for it?
A: Can one ever be ready for Bigg Boss? But here I am going in completely authentic without having watched any of the previous seasons.
Q: Who did you share first that you are participating in the show and what was the person's reaction?
A: Well, the discussion of whether I should do the show happened first with my sister as she’s my sound board. She was both excited and nervous. I think she knows my strengths and weaknesses better than anyone else and so, she understands that this is going to be a challenging journey for me.
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