This is my first phone call. It’s good to finally hear a man’s voice,” says Raju Srivastav after his eviction from the
house on Friday.
The comedian reasons that “the guys inside aren’t complete men.” Being funny may be his profession, but Srivastav sounds serious when talking about Vindu Dara Singh and Rohit Verma, his ‘co-plotters’ from the show. “Rohit used to sit at my feet pleading not to vote against him,” he says. About Vindu, he says, “He claimed he has farmhouses and bungalows, and that he had come on the show for change, not for the prize. But at times he got so anxious that he would start shaking or crying. That was contradictory.”
But Shrivastav says he stuck with them for want of options. “The others were into English films and songs. I was more comfortable with Vindu and Rohit,” he says. And he claims it’s good that he got eliminated. “People inside had become apprehensive of laughing at my jokes lest my fan following increases.”