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'I?d love to be in Big Brother '

The actor has been flooded with calls after the racist remarks on which Shilpa Shetty made news.

india Updated: Jan 20, 2007 17:37 IST
Kshama Rao (HT Cafe)
Kshama Rao (HT Cafe)

Anupama Verma has been flooded with calls after the racist remarks on Big Brother o which Shilpa Shetty made news.

Says Verma, “All morning, I have been reacting to Shilpa’s situation. Though I can’t really comment without watching the episodes, I feel severe action must be taken. I have heard that a Member of the British Parliament of Goan origin has brought up the issue. So, it’s very serious, I hope some action is taken.”

Ask Verma if she would have been part of Big Brother considering she’s been inside the , Bigg Boss house, and she replies, “Why not? I’d love to be in Big Brother. It would have been really challenging. Imagine staying with people from different cultures and nations.

Bigg Boss itself was the hardest reality show. Though we were all from the same culture, our backgrounds and upbringing were different so you can imagine how tough it must be to be part of Big Brother.”

She describes Bigg Boss as a unique experience; “Sometimes despite all the negativity inside, you ended up cooking for somebody you wanted to stay away from. I have never lived in a hostel. The only time I shared my room was as a child with my brother. In Bigg Boss, we had to even share the toilet and that was some adjustment,” she laughs.

After spending 45 days inside the house and wearing a mike on her person all the time, she admits to having woken up in the morning searching for her it. “On the very first day after I came home, I woke up looking for my mike,” she says.

How’s life been after Bigg Boss? “It’s back to normal. Yes, people ask me about it all the time, on flights, at work..they all want to know what happens inside.” “I even stopped going out of my house for the first few days, I just couldn’t bear other people talking or the noise of traffic. It was too much to handle after that secluded existence. It took some time to come back to my senses, to normalcy,” she says.

What does she think about Kashmera Shah going back to the house? Shah is said to have had a soft corner for Verma and Aryan Vaid. “She was the most scared of us all. She was very affected by what people said about her on the show. I told her now since she has a chance to go in again, she should clear her stance,” she responds.

Has Bigg Boss got her more work? “Honestly, my career is still the same. I am still doing things, which I did before the show happened. I just returned from the Bridal Asia show in Delhi and I recently walked the ramp for Shaina NC for a cause.” Finally, where does her relationship with Aryan Vaid stand?

“He’s a dear friend and right now, I have kept it at that.”

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First Published: Jan 19, 2007 16:31 IST