PeepingMoon Exclusive: 'Keep guessing, I know what’s the truth,' quips Bigg Boss 16 contestant Ankit Gupta on rumours of dating co-star Priyanka Chahar Choudhary


Call him Fateh or Ankit Gupta, he knows how to swoon women over his good looks and charming personality. After impressing all with his acting chops in Udaariyaan, Ankit has entered Bigg Boss 16 with his co-star Priyanka Chahar Choudhary. 

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

What’s your expectation from Bigg Boss 16?

My expectation is that they give me the trophy after one week (laughs). I am looking forward to playing the game with Bigg Boss and receiving feedback from Salman Khan sir. 

Were you approached for any previous season?

Yes, I was but that was after Sadda Haq. I was adamant about not doing Bigg Boss back then. 

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

The main reason is people do not know the real side of me. After a hit show, it becomes important for an actor to choose the right project. Bigg Boss 16 is a platform through which I can connect with my audience. The more they will connect with me personally, the more they will know the real side of me.   

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

I believe it is your talent that gets you work. If I am talented, I will get work with or without Bigg Boss.  

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? 

It was a notion before but not anymore. Now, people want to get into Bigg Boss at the peak of their careers. More than a reality show, it is more of a PR-based show. Of course, there are benefits and losses with everything.   

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

I have no problem with rumours because I know what’s the truth. Keep guessing and let the rumours flow!