Rakhi Sawant’s re-entry into the Bigg Boss house was almost a foregone conclusion from the time of her ouster. But Sawant was believed to be weighing her options, as returning to the house would mean foregoing year-end stage shows. Said boyfriend Abhishek Awasthi, “December ka mahina ho aur Rakhi jaisi artist free kaise hongi. She had lots of shows coming up.” But the lure of TV proved stronger.
“I think being on national television is more acceptable and credible than performing on stage. Working on TV will give her more respectability,” says Sawant’s secretary Manoj Prabhakar. He adds she had offers from Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai to perform on December 31.
Rajesh Kamath of Endemol, which produced Bigg Boss, said the decision to have Sawant in the house again “was more because of the public sentiment.”