Bigg Boss stint was not for fame: Renee Dhyani

  • Kavita Awaasthi, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Dec 02, 2014 20:40 IST

Renee Dhyani’s stay on the controversial reality TV series, Bigg Boss 8, was cut short when she was evicted from the show on Sunday (November 30).

Disappointed about her quick exit, Renee says, "People expected me to be a bit loud and keep everyone in check as the captain, but my time ended too soon. I took too long to open up. Perhaps I didn’t live up to the expectations of the viewers." Although most contestants participate in the show so they can stay in the news, Renee says she didn’t do it for popularity. "I didn’t become part of it for fame as I already have a few projects in hand. The show is a huge platform, and I wanted to be part of something interesting after my last outing on TV," says Renee, who made her reality show debut in 2011 with MTV Roadies that was hosted by Rannvijay Singh. She adds, "I wanted my fans to see the real me. I didn’t want people to only judge me on what they saw in my last show."

Ask her if she feels reality show stars are judged too soon, and she says, "People feel that reality show contestants aren’t taken seriously, but I don’t agree. I have got some good offers ever since my first show went on air, and this proves that the industry values talent."

Before Renee made her first appearance on the tube, she was an IT professional. Talking about how she never had plans to join TV, she adds, "I didn’t want to become an actor. I was earning well as an IT professional. I took part in a youth-oriented show, and here I am today, and I am enjoying being here."

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