After Bigg Boss 2 and Dancing Queen, you’re back on TV in Raaz Picchle Janam Ka. Are you trying to make your life an open book?
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.
Apparently you cried a lot on the show when you discovered that you were a bar girl in your past life?
It’s true that I cried, but I was not a bar girl in my past life. I was a god-fearing girl who died young because I wouldn’t let my uncle take advantage of me. He tried to force himself on me but when I refused to succumb he killed me fearing 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 appeared on the show told me that the therapy really works. She found answers to many unanswered questions. So when Ravi Kissen 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.
Have you seen Bigg Boss 3?
I try and catch up a few episodes because my friend Vindu (Vindu Dara Singh) is still inside the House. The show has 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.