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TV bahu to Boss’ pick

tv Updated: Jan 09, 2012 10:29 IST
Navdeep Kaur Marwah
Navdeep Kaur Marwah
Hindustan Times
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Saturday night saw television actor Juhi Parmar winning the fifth season of reality show Bigg Boss, after spending 98 days in a house under the prying eyes of 55 cameras.

The 31-year-old, who became a household name after her portrayal of an ideal bahu in Kumkum, says, “To be honest, I never dreamt I would win the show. Mujhe hamesha lagta tha ki pata nahi kya hoga. The journey was very difficult yet memorable, and a life-enriching experience.”

Juhi is the second female contestant to win the show, after Shweta Tiwari won season 4. Juhi walked away with Rs1 crore after defeating Mahek Chahal, who came second and Sidharth Bhardwaj, who ended up in the third place. Others in the top five included Amar Upadhyay and Sky.

Juhi feels that her biggest victory was that she was able to make great friends in the house. She says, “I think my biggest achievement is that I have made so many friends, such as Pooja Bedi, Sky, Sunny Leone and Raageshwari. I did not make even a single enemy, and that’s great. I am very proud of myself because for me, the way one wins a show is as important as winning it.”

What about all the flak she got for supporting Sky? “He considers me his sister ... tell me, do you throw your brother out if he does something wrong?” she says.

The actor plans a holiday now. “Ek short vacation toh banta hai. Having said that, I am very charged up. I plan to take up exciting work, both soaps and reality shows. It’s the beginning of a new phase, and I am looking forward to it.”

Sallu slams Pooja Bedi
Actor Salman Khan has reacted sharply to the controversy surrounding him and Bigg Boss 5 ex-contestant Pooja Bedi, who alleged that it may have been Sallu who did not allow her to be part of the show’s finale. In an interview to Mumbai-based daily DNA, Salman was quoted as saying, “Yes, tomorrow Pooja will blame me for her birth too. In the last 20 years, I must’ve met her 2-3 times, so I know her that well ...I was initially surprised at her behaviour, but not anymore.”

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