Hiten Tejwani: “I will call white, white & black, black”
Hiten Tejwani, one of the most versatile actor in Indian Television industry known for his calm persona shocked fans and audience by entering the controversial Bigg Boss house in its Season 11. The actor shared some info before getting locked up in the house with other inmates, about his preparations, his actress wife Gauri Pradhan’s reaction about his decision and many more topics. Here is the excerpt:
What made you participate in BB?
Looks like everyone is surprised by my decision, their reaction is like, ‘Hiten you! No it must be a rumour’. But, yes, I am joining the show. The reason would be that I want to experience it. This format appeals to many people. It shows the real you and you get to meet so many people.
What was Gauri's initial reaction to your decision?
Obviously, Gauri was surprised and a little worried that how will I stay away from them for such long duration. But later she agreed that, if you going in, then you better win. Some decisions are tough but you have to take them. This decision was tough for me but I hope that I will be absolutely fine inside the house.
Do you think that you will calm nature will help you inside the house?
There isn’t much I can say right now as I don’t know how it will be inside. All I can say is that let’s hope for the best.
Do you think your immense popularity as an actor, will help you stay inside the house for a longer period?
I have immense support and love of fans from all over the world. I am sure that they will definitely support me in this stage too.
What are the things you are carrying with yourself? Any lucky charm?
I am carrying a lot of clothes, basically a mix of formal and casual wear. I will try to experiment with my looks when I am in the house. As for a lucky charm, I am not carrying anything particular.
Have you ever watched BB earlier seasons?
I haven’t watched it entirely. I have seen bits and parts of a couple of seasons.
What is your opinion of Salman Khan as the host of BB?
According to me Salman is the perfect host. He’s funny, sometimes strict, lenient and appreciative. I mean, he is just perfect example of how a TV show host should be.
Have you planned any specific strategy to handle the stress inside the house?
I haven’t planned anything as of now. As I mentioned, I don’t know how it will be inside the house. I will face everything as and when the situation arises.
Do you think your clean happy-go-lucky person kind of image, will change after Bigg Boss?
I am happy to have that image and all I can say is that I am going to stick to it.
What can your fans expect from you in the big Boss House?
I will call white, white and black, black. Whatever is right is right and whatever is wrong; I’ll definitely voice it out.
Tell us two things that no one knows about you
I don’t think there’s anything about me that my fans don’t know. People know everything about me and I like it that way.
What changes you find in the industry over the years?
I think people are more appreciating towards good and real content. Gone are the days when shows used to run for 8-9 years. If the show is really good, it will continue, otherwise it will go off air.
What do you have to say about the kind of content being made on television?
Everyone has the right to experiment and try and give the audience something nice to watch. When they do this, there are some experiments which work wonders with the audience and then there are those which don’t.
What is your life’s motto?
My motto of life is simple - Always be happy and make others happy.