Bigg Boss 2 was enough to show the world the real Sambhavana though it only brought out the side that reacted in extreme situations. I came across as this volatile, aggressive woman when, actually, I'm an emotional and sensitive lady.
Does that side come out on the Raaz Picchle Janam Ke that taps into your past life?
It does, people will realise that I am a normal, family oriented girl with her own fears, who cries when she is in pain. Yeah, apparently you cried a lot when you discovered that you scovered that you were a bar girl in your past life? It's true that I cried when I went back into my past life but I was not a bar girl. I was a god-fearing girl who died young because I wouldn't let my maternal uncle take advantage of me. He tried to force himself on me but when I refused to succumb he killed me afraid that I might expose him.
So where did the bar dancer buzz come from?
I don't know. I didn't say it, no one from my family, channel or unit did. Someone must have conjured up a story when he or she saw me crying on the sets.
My parents were extremely upset.
What drew you to the show?
My friend Monica Bedi who's also come on the show told me that the therapy really works.
She had found answers to many unanswered questions. So when Ravi Kissen, the show host and a dear friend, asked me to try the therapy, I was game.
Do you believe in past life?
I've always believed in it. I've been brought up to karmic cycles. But after being on the show, my belief has multiplied. Earlier, I didn't like any man coming close to me, even a friend. Now I know why I am averse to male company.
Back to the present, have you been watching Bigg Boss 3?
I missed a chunk when I was out of the city on shows. But I watched it when Rajuji (Srivastava) was around. I still try and catch up a few episodes because my friend Vindu (Vindu Dara Singh) is still inside the House. It's an exciting show. It's changed people's perception of me. Earlier, I was looked at as an item girl from Bhojpuri films. Today, I am respected as an artiste.
Would you bet your money on Vindu wining the grand prize?
I would rather a woman won this time. Vindu is my friend and I am partial to him but I would still want a woman to take the booty home.
The reason is that I don't see too many of them winning contests where they are pitted against men. If Poonam Dhillon or Claudia Ciesla won, it will set an example for the next seasons and for other reality shows too.