PeepingMoon Exclusive: PriyAnkit are shining stars, spark toh humare beech humesha rahega- Bigg Boss 16 contestant Priyanka Chahar Choudhary on rumoured relationship with Ankit Gupta


Priyanka Chahar Choudhary shot to fame as Tejo in Udaariyaan. After making a special place for herself in the hearts of fans, the actress signed Bigg Boss 16 as her first reality show. She participated in the show with her co-star Ankit Gupta.

In an exclusive interview with, Priyanka spoke about her expectations from Bigg Boss 16. She also reacted to rumours of dating Ankit and whether sparks will fly inside the house. Excerpts from the interview:

What’s your expectation from Bigg Boss 16?

It is a new journey for me. I will get a chance to learn a lot from the show and the housemates too. I am just expecting good things from Bigg Boss 16

Were you approached for any previous seasons?

No, I was never offered Bigg Boss in the past.  

You’ve done a daily soap in the past. Why did you choose a reality show over fictional ones?

There's always a desire to learn new things and explore. It is good to do one reality show after a fictional one as your fans and audience get to see you as a real person and not a character. While Tejo got all the love, it is important for people to know the real Priyanka.  

In the past, actors have benefitted from Bigg Boss, personally and professionally too. Are you expecting the same?

Of course, har koi acchi cheezein hi expect karta hai. I am doing Bigg Boss with the hope that I am benefitted personally as well as professionally.  

It is often said that actors do Bigg Boss either due to lack of income or unemployment. Some are often shamed for it too. Do such notions affect you too? 

I don’t think Bigg Boss is about people without work. Udaariyaan was a hit show but still, I am doing Bigg Boss 16. Sabke alag vichar hote hai so I cannot comment. 

There were rumours of you dating your co-star Ankit Gupta. Do you fear such rumours gaining spark after participating in Bigg Boss 16?

I have heard of such rumours while doing Udaariyaan too. Ankit and I have always said that we are best friends. Ladko mein mera eklauta itna accha dost bana hai, so I am very happy. Baatein toh banti hai, it is okay. Yeh spark toh humare beech hamesha rahega. I always value my relationships, chahe voh dosti ho ya pyaar. PriyAnkit are shining stars.   

Who is your favourite previous contestant?

SidNaaz (Sidharth Shukla & Shehnaaz Gill). I really liked them.