I'm in Bigg Boss to entertain India: Khali
He's over seven feet tall, weighs 190 kg and has a daily diet which can last a normal person for a week - and he's all set to enter Bigg Boss 4. The wrestler says all he wants to do is to entertain the Indian audience.tv Updated: Oct 16, 2010 18:16 IST
Popular wrestler The Great Khali, the latest participant of reality show Bigg Boss 4, says all he wants to do through the show is to entertain the Indian audience.
"My managers were in talks with the channel, before I agreed to appear. I have never seen this show. But main toh apne desh ko entertain karne jaa raha hun (I am going to entertain the Indian audience)," Khali told IANS over phone from Mumbai, before entering the Bigg Boss house.
Born as Dalip Singh Rana in Dhirana village in Himachal Pradesh, Khali achieved fame as a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) wrestler, where his massive frame proved to be more than what his opponents could handle.
The wrestler, whose Bigg Boss 4 entry will air on Colors on Saturday, says he is not aware of the celebrities present inside the house.
"I don't know who all are inside. I have never met those people, so only when I meet them can I say how well I mix with them. Rest, I will do whatever I do as a routine - eat and exercise," he said.
The 38-year-old's diet, which includes vegetables, eggs, chicken, roti and rice, could pose a problem on the show, as the inmates get a limited amount of groceries per week.
"Thoda sa adjust toh karna padega (I will have to adjust a bit). But rest I will tell the channel to arrange. How can they not give enough food," he asked. Khali also plans to demand a special bed to suit his seven-foot-three-inch frame.
The Bigg Boss house, notorious for catfights, will, however, not see any of his feared kushti (wrestling) moves, Khali says.
"There will be no kushti. I will use the gym, and let's see what happens on the show," he concluded.
Bigg Boss is not Khali's first brush with showbiz. He has appeared in Hollywood films like the Adam Sandler-starrer The Longest Yard and Steve Carell-Anne Hathaway comedy Get Smart. His Indian films include Kushti and Raama-The Saviour.
Bigg Boss, currently running in its fourth season, features a group of celebrities locked up in a house, without any communication with the outside world. Others in the show include former dacoit Seema Parihar, actors Sameer Soni, Ashmit Patel, Manoj Tiwari, Shweta Tiwari, Sara Khan, and models Hrishant Goswami and Aanchal Kumar.
The show also includes two celebrities from Pakistan - model-actress Veena Malik and TV actor Ali Saleem, whose TV persona Begum Nawazish Ali is popular both in Pakistan and India.
First Published: Oct 16, 2010 17:11 IST