Last night, the popular Youtube sensation and wild card contestant Dhinchak Pooja also known as Pooja Jain was eliminated from Bigg Boss 11. Dhinchak Pooja had voluntarily nominated herself to save her friend Arshi Khan. Now that, she is out of the house, in an exclusive interview with India.com, Pooja spoke about her experience in the mad-house and gave us insights about her housemates. Excerpts from the interview. ALSO READ: (Bigg Boss 11: Priya Malik Hosts A Gossip Show Bigg Buzz With Sahil Khattar)
Describe your experience in the Bigg Boss 11 house?
My journey in Bigg Boss was amazing. I will cherish it for the rest of my life. It was a beautiful experience. I had a good bonding with everyone in the house; I made some really good friends in the house. I will miss Arshi Khan, she became my very good friend during my stay in the house. More than anyone, I will miss A-Cash aka Akash Dadlani. He is an entertainment package on the show. I will miss his jokes and rap songs a lot.
Had you not nominated yourself, how long do you think you would have survived?
I had not expected to leave the house so soon. It was quite a shocking surprise for me. But given that the audience decides, don’t have much of a choice. I would have won Bigg Boss as that’s the kind of fan following I have, but I guess, I couldn’t entertain them much which is why I got evicted so soon.
Do you think you made a mistake by voluntarily nominating yourself to save Arshi Khan, thinking your fans will save you?
I don’t regret having done anything. It’s okay that I have got evicted. Arshi is inside, she will play her game. Given I had considered her my friend, what I did was the right thing to do.
Who do you think is the most manipulative and who will last until the end, on the show?
Vikas is very manipulative. He always shows that he is with you but you get to know of his game plan only later. Hiten Tejwani will go on till the end because he is much respected in the house and enjoys the support of everyone. He speaks to everyone but stays away from controversy. He appears at the right place at the right time, otherwise, he is hardly ever seen. He is unlike others, who are into plotting and targeting people in the house.
How was your equation with Sapna after the song you composed for the housemates?
The equation is very good. We have quite many similarities between us. The way we talk, think, all alike. We both noticed and acknowledged that fact. We were getting along very well and I’m sure we will stay friends even after she gets out of the house. However, in the song, Arshi had written something against her that she didn’t like, hence, the meltdown. According to me, there was nothing derogatory about it but Sapna felt that a lot was being written about her weakness, so, then we changed that part.
What is your take on Puneesh Sharma and Bandgi Kalra’s relationship? Is it real or a strategy?
I think they were faking it in the beginning but when you stay with each other for a long time, feelings start growing and it’s inevitable that you fall for that person. Initially, we all thought that it was a strategy but now we feel its true. Puneesh seems to be very fond of Bandgi but Bandgi is conscious that she is on National TV, precisely why she is a little shy about it but she still tries to give her 100 percent.
Who will you miss the most?
I don’t think, I got the opportunity to get very close to anyone in just 15 days but yes, A-Cash aka Akash Dadlani, as I spoke to him more than I did with others and he is funny. He is an entertainment package on the show. So, I will miss his goofy antics, songs, among others.
Which contestant did you dislike the most and why?
I don’t think I hate anyone but with Hina, my relationship was on the rocks from the beginning but she did try to speak to me and so have I. But I feel there is a bit of a compatibility issue. She is a bit authoritative, whether or not she is the captain, she will try to dominate everyone in every task and I think that’s what gets to people. She always wants everyone to listen to her. So, throughout these 15 days, I felt, I didn’t need to listen to her all the time as I could use my own mind.
Which three contestants according to you will make it to the finale?
I think it will be Shilpa Shinde, Hiten Tejwani and Hina Khan.
One word that comes to your mind for these contestants – Arshi Khan, Akash Dadlani, Puneesh Sharma, Bandgi Kalra, Benafsha Soonawala, Priyank Sharma, Vikas Gupta, Shilpa Shinde and Hina Khan?
Arshi Khan is Naagin, that’s what she likes to be called; Akash is definitely crazy; Puneesh Sharma is smart and cool, while his girlfriend Bandgi is too sweet; Benafsha Soonawala is just too lazy, while her bestie Priyank Sharma is again smart. I would say Vikas Gupta is a Mastermind; he will make you feel as if he doing it for your benefit but later you will discover that all he did was for his own advantage, while Shilpa Shinde has a split personality and trust me that’s insane. Everyone in the house calls Hina Khan ‘Lomdi’. She has been given that name since she has this habit of talking behind your back, among others.
What are your future plans?
Gaane to mein banaungi (I won’t stop composing for sure). Also, if given any opportunities to appear on shows in the future, I will obviously take that up. But I am looking forward to some offers that are quite unique and something that will suit my personality.