Whatever may have happened inside the Bigg Boss house, now that the show is over, actress Tanisha Mukherjee is not ready to either justify or clarify her proximity and camaraderie with co-contestant Armaan Kohli, who seemed to be more than her "best friend" on the popular reality show.
They cosied up, gave each other their support, smiled and laughed together, and more importantly, eased up each other's stay in the show.
Once out of the show, all eyes were on them, questioning their relationship status. When asked about this, Tanisha said: "Armaan is my best friend. He has helped me inside the house and outside as well. If you have seen me in the show, I guess you know that I don't give justifications and clarifications. So I am responsible for whatever happened on the show, but I am not going to give any clarifications about it."
Nevertheless, the 36-year-old whole-heartedly credits Armaan for helping her survive in the show till the end - for as many as 105 days under the prying eyes of 84 cameras 24X7.
"First and foremost what helped me stay (till the finale) was my upbringing, then it was the confidence that I have in myself. It was also because of my friends - Armaan and VJ Andy that I was able to sustain for so long," said Tanisha, who took the first runner-up spot. Gauahar Khan won the show.
Asked if she ever did anything solely for the camera, the Neal N Nikki actress completely denied it by saying, "that's not who I am. People had a preconceived notion about me and I wanted to show them who I really am, and that's why I chose to come on the show. But I never used the camera or did something solely for it."
Post the show, her eyes are set on the "entertainment industry", and that just not translate to Bollywood alone for her. "You never know, I might write a book, or become a part-time journalist. But one thing is for sure that I will be a part of the entertainment industry," said Tanisha, who is the daughter of veteran actress Tanuja and younger sister of talented actress Kajol.
Sisters Kajol and Tanisha pose together.