Eight months after concluding Bigg Boss 13, Salman Khan is back with the fourteenth edition. While the previous season had Shehnaaz Kaur Gill as the Punjabi dhamaka before Himanshi Khurana added a punch of grace, the latest season welcomed Sara Gurpal. An actress-singer-model from Punjab, Sara is a known name up North.
Ahead of joining the other contestants inside, Sara, in an exclusive interview with PeepingMoon, spoke about a probable comparison to Shehnaaz and Himanshi and whether she is comfortable with it.
Excerpts from the interview:
Why did you sign Bigg Boss 14? Have you planned any strategy?
The name Bigg Boss is enough to sign it. There is no strategy. I’ve never thought of a strategy as such because you can’t predict what will happen next. Every year, the pattern changes, contestants are new and a lot of changes are brought in at the last minute. With positivity and strength, I’m moving forward.
Bigg Boss 14 is known for controversies. Are you ready to face personal attacks?
Bigg Boss is India’s most controversial show and the day I got a call from the team, I mentally started preparing for every adverse situation. I’m a model from Punjab and whenever I post something on social media, a swarm of naysayers spews hatred. On the brighter side, if there are 10 bad comments, the other 90 shower love. Zindagi mein logo ka kaam hai kehna, toh kis kis ka muh pakdoge. Cheezon ke saath ladna padta hai and never give up.
Will the audience see your gracious side like Himanshi Khurana or bubbly personality like Shehnaaz Kaur Gill?
I can’t compare myself with anyone. I’m myself. I know what I have in me and those who voluntarily sign up for the show know that they have something special in them. Everyone is unique be it Himanshi or Shehnaaz. If I try to be like someone, people won’t show interest in the show as they have already seen them and their game. There won’t be anything new for the audience. Everyone is looking forward to something different.
If you find someone in the house, will you openly confess your love or wait for the right time to come?
I’m not the kind of person who will shy away. Joh mujhe feel hota hai main bol deti hu. Nobody comes prepared inside. In the case of love and relationship, we need to give it some time. It is difficult for people to convince me in terms of love. I’ve seen couples like Prince Narula-Yuvika Chaudhary who took their relationship seriously after the show. It isn’t true that I am not opening my heart, but I’m not expecting anything.
Are you comfortable being compared to Shehnaaz Kaur Gill?
Comparison is inevitable. Shehnaaz pulled off a great game and escalated the show to another level. It is difficult to beat and attain it. Comparison toh banta hai and I have no problem with it till the time people know I am Bikaner ki jalebi.