She fills in for the quintessential firangi-accent on India’s most controversial reaity show Bigg Boss 9. Salman Khan makes fun of the foreign-accent of girls on the show every year but Iranian model-actor Mandana Karimi has planned to use it to her advantage. In an interview to PTI, Mandana said that the “audience will be entertained” by her accent.
Asked if the TV stars ( most other contestants are TV actors or hosts) will have an advantage over her, Mandana, who made her Bollywood debut with Bhaag Johnny this year, said, “I don’t think TV people have an advantage. I think perception about you changes every single day when you participate in Bigg Boss. There is no disadvantage for me. I want to be loved by people in India.”
People in India love Bigg Boss and I will get an opportunity to show myself to the people,” said Mandana, whose father is an Indian. The Tehran-born model-actress said she never had apprehensions about being a part of Bigg Boss and is grateful to have been approached for it.
She further said she has her kitty full with interesting projects and her sole motive to be a part of the Salman Khan-hosted show is to connect with the Indian audience. “I don’t want a push to my career. I don’t crave for visibility and I am not looking for job offers. I have good films, which include Ekta Kapoor’s Kya Kool Hain Hum 3. My only reason to join this show was to connect with my fans,” Mandana said.
“It is a great show. It is the biggest show. And also it is being hosted by one of the most loved celebrities in India, Salman Khan. I am really grateful, ” she added.
This season of Bigg Boss has many TV actors like Digangana Suryavanshi, Roopal Tyagi, Ankit Gera, Kishwar Merchant, Aman Verma and MTV Roadies X2 winner Prince Narula, who are already household names.
She further said the audience will find her accent entertaining and hopefully that will keep her safe on the show. “I think the audience will be entertained by my accent as they will find it very funny. Also my fitness routine is something, which I think they will find interesting.”
Bigg Boss 9 airs on Colors everyday at 10:30 pm.