Stand-up comedian Raju Srivastav who is a housemate on Bigg Boss 3, is planning to entertain his viewers by imitating none other than the show's host, Amitabh Bachchan.
"Bigg Boss gives me the best opportunity to mimic Big B. Whatever he will do outside the Bigg Boss house, I will repeat it inside," Srivastav, whose most popular act is a spoof of Big B's superhit film Sholay, said.
"Years ago, I started my career as an Amitabh mimic. I have a lot of love and respect for Bachchan sahab. He is such a personality that neither I will get bored nor the public will be bored of watching me impersonate him," said Srivastav whose housemates include actress Shamita Shetty, item girl Sherlyn Chopra and Rakhi Sawant's mother.
The third season of the reality show grabbed headlines long before it hit the screens by roping in none other than the 'Shahanshah of Bollywood' to play pop philosopher who decodes the emotions and motives of the contestants.
The show has 13 celebrities locked up in the house for about 84 days under the surveillance of cameras, with each vying to win the show.
The result is plenty of intrigue, backbiting and backstabbing, but Srivastav is unperturbed. "All the politics doesn't bother me much. I will continue to make the audience and my housemates laugh through the show," Srivastav said.
Insisting that he loves doing household chores and would co-operate with his co-contestants, the comedian said, "I am good at doing kitchen work also. I like hygiene and cleanliness. I am even ready to clean the toilets."
When asked why he chose to be a part of the show, the 45-year-old said it would give him relief from his present hectic lifestyle. "It would be a change for me from my current lifestyle. I have been working very hard since the past few years, so it would be a sort of rescue for me from the day to day problems. I will rest in peace till I am evicted out," he said.