Big Boss 7 finalist Sangraam Singh, a native of Madina village here known for its love for sports, said he had no qualms of losing the recently culminated show, and plans to start a professional wrestling league.
Singh was among the finalists- Gauahar Khan, Tanishaa Mukherjee and Ajaz Khan, who made their way till the end after all other participants were eliminated over a span of 105 days.
Sharing his experience with Hindustan Times here, Sangraam Singh, also known as Baniya in the village said: "I had no idea that the Big Boss would give me this much fame. During voting in the final round, I got support not only from Haryana and Punjab, but from from other parts of the country like Kolkata, Banglore and parts of Uttar Pradesh."
He said that when he came out from the Big Boss house, those present outside house came up to him to congratulate him for his "sincere and desi approach towards life".
Notably, Singh, a Jat boy, had participated in several reality shows, including 100 percent De Dhana Dhan, Big Toss, Guinness World Records and Survivor India. But his claim to fame came after his association with former Big Boss contender and Bollywood starlet Payal Rohatgi, as her boyfriend.
Plans to start professional wrestling league
Singh said that he had seen hard days when he got support of co-villagers in his early days of wrestling career. "People used to offer their share of ghee and milk to wrestlers in the village to support them," said Singh.
He said that he planned to start a professional wrestling league on the lines of World Wrestling Entertainment, in which the organisation would adopt 10 "budding and needy" wrestlers every year so that they could pursue their career with the game.
Singh, who has won both the world amateur championship and world professional championship in 2012, said, "Being an insider, I understand the pain of wrestlers who had to leave the game due to lack of financial resouces."
Changed perception about wrestlers
Sharing his experience at Big Boss-7 which started in September last year, he said: "The other participants did not take me seriously when I entered the show. They thought wrestlers had no intellect. But slowly they realised they had a wrong impression."
He said that even the show's host Salman Khan was floored of his straight-forward approach and simple living, which he exhibited throughout the show. "After coming out of the show, I was invited to Khan's house in Mumbai. He appreciated me as he came to know that wrestlers are also smart, intelligent and refined personalities."