They're all acting on Bigg Boss: Baba Sehgal
The singer-actor says he was singing all the time on the show that has a group of celebrities, who were hardly their selves.Updated: Jan 16, 2007 13:08 IST
"I had a good time. But I'm not an actor. I wasn't acting like they all are all the time. I was myself. I didn't bitch about anyone," Baba told IANS.
Baba said he was singing all the time in the show that has a group of celebrities cooped up in a house with no phones, no television, no music, no books and no newspapers either. The show will complete three months on January 26.
"Because there was nothing else to do. I tried to cheer the others up. But their emotions were so tightly wound and self-serving, it was impossible to penetrate the wall."
"I entered through the wild card. I guess I'm a very wild kind of guy," laughed Baba.
He was eliminated from "Bigg Boss" a fortnight ago.
"Mine was a very brief stopover. I went in when the show was almost 50 days old. The other participants at 'Bigg Boss' had all become emotionally attached to one another. I expected to be out in two weeks. I lasted three weeks. I knew everyone in there would nominate me for eviction. They were all one big family. They didn't want an outsider around."
But Baba, who was initially close to Ravi Kissan, enjoyed the experience.
"Everyone was guarded about me. They're all so insecure. They're all there to win. And then every Friday they come on air and say they want to leave! What are they talking about? Have they forgotten the contract they've signed? These things used to bother me...
"Suddenly they'd start behaving in a different way on Fridays. I'd wonder what are they saying? I detached myself from the whole environment."
Baba is honest enough to admit he had specific reasons for going on the show.
"Initially, they had approached me to be on the show. But at that time I was busy with my new album. I was also busy with my TV shows and gigs. But the wild card entry was just fine.
"It was only for two-three weeks. My 20 days were like 20 years because I was completely out of the loop in there."
Baba sees "Bigg Boss" as good publicity for his new album "Welcome To Mumbai".
"I've been out of the media loop for five years. I don't want to be boastful like Ravi Kissan. But I did 20 albums, no flops.
"Why did I disappear? For personal reasons I had to be in the US for five years. All the while I continued with my concerts. That kept my creativity alive. Now I'm back. I've just sung the title song for Madhur Bhandarkar's 'Traffic Signal'. There're other songs in movies coming up."
First Published: Jan 16, 2007 13:08 IST