She is girl who made you dance to the tune of Jhumbalika Jhumbalika from the 1999 film Takshak. She is also the stunner who has been a runway regular at big fashion events for years.
Now model Nethra Raghuraman has proved that she is truly a fun, fearless female by winning Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi. She speaks about the big win.
How does it feel to win?
Honestly, I didn’t come with the intention of winning. I was just taking each day as it came and having a good time. Winning was just the cherry on the pudding.
How was this experience?
It was fantastic. Each day was thrilling from beginning to end. Plus, I got to make lots of friends like the military officers in the show.
Would you do it again?
In the blink of an eye.
How was it working with Akshay?
He’s a great person. Down to earth yet very professional. This is what makes people like him and Shah Rukh [Khan] work — they take their job seriously.
Who was your toughest competition on the show?
I’ll have to admit it was me. I’m the only one who can let myself down.
Did you overcome any fears?
Fear of the dark. I still remember the stunt in the tunnel where it was pitch black. Plus, I went first.
What was the worst stunt that you had to do?
The one we had to do on day two. It was a height stunt — walking across a glass wall. It was completely unexpected.
Was there any animosity between the contestants?
After you see people overcome their shortcoming in front of you, you have nothing but respect for them.
Has the show given a boost to your career?
It has made me a household name. I have had offers for television serials in the past but I kept refusing. I’m not up for the regressive saas-bahu stuff.
I am meeting people in cinema and am open to Bollywood, not the typical Bolly movies, though. There is also some plans to produce shows but all that is in the nascent stage.