Model-turned-actor Sonali Raut, who has entered reality show Bigg Boss’ season 8 in a bid to get “visibility”, says her Bollywood debut, The Xpòsé, didn’t get her the recognition she had hoped for. Sonali played a sensuous grey character in the film.
"Very frankly, Bollywood was not very welcoming. I played a character with grey shades and that went against me. The industry still favours the sweet goody-goody girl," Sonali said before entering the reality show.
But her disappointment is not what has led her to the show, which is hosted by Dabangg star Salman Khan. "I am here to have fun. And my biggest incentive is Salman Khan. I’ll get to interact with him. I performed with him on the opening night to the song Jumme ki Raat. As far as I was concerned, that was
for me," she said.
She is also hoping to "get a certain amount of visibility through this show". "But more than that, I am going into Bigg Boss to have fun. I’ve watched the show very carefully in the past. I know it’s emotionally taxing. But I think I am prepared for it," she said.