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Monika Maryjane, contestant on reality show Splitsvilla , spills the beans on her journey so far.

tv Updated: Mar 06, 2010 01:16 IST
Navdeep Kaur Marwah

She kissed a girl and slapped a guy - all on national television. Now, Monika Maryjane has made it to the final of the third season of the


show Splitsvilla. She talks about her controversy-ridden journey so far.

What made you participate in the show?

I'm a big fan of reality shows. The way the audience relates to you through a reality show; it's not possible even through a blockbuster film. On a personal note, I wanted to test myself.

Aren't such shows just a way to get publicity?

More than a platform for publicity, participating in a reality show is a gamble.

From being coy in the beginning, you turned quite fierce by the end of the season. Was the transformation intentional?

Initially, I was courteous to everyone. I thought in a reality show like this, Mr or Miss Congeniality will survive. But I'm a no-nonsense person. I slapped Ashish (a contestant) because I was provoked. I would've done the same even if the cameras were off. I have slapped people for misbehaving on the streets, too.

You must be desperate to win...

I don't want to win the show. I haven't found a suitable partner to win it with. I don't like any of the guys on the show. I'm already a successful anchor and I came on the show just for fun. Of course, no one wants to lose.