Sreesanth: I Didn’t Win Bigg Boss, But Won Thousands of Hearts
Sreesanth, the first runner-up of Bigg Boss 12, says he had entered the house to change people’s perception of him, and used no strategy to stay longer on the show.
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“Though I have not become the winner of the show, I have won so many hearts. Isn’t that a remarkable achievement? When I entered the show, I thought that I would get evicted in a week or two, but I survived. Not only did I survive, I ruled the show,” Sreesanth told IANS.
Be it his threats of quitting the show or his aggressive fights with co-contestants, Sreesanth was always in news during his Bigg Boss journey.
Asked if all that was his strategy to reach the finals, the 35-year old said he used no strategy to stay on the show. “Everything that you saw in the show was natural and spontaneous. Nothing was planned and scripted. I did not even make any strategy,” he said.
“I did not plan that I would react to things in some particular manner. I was being myself. And talking about fights, they obviously will happen because living inside the house for over 90 days with different kinds of people isn’t easy.”
In an earlier interview to IANS, Sreesanth, who was slapped with a life ban by the BCCI in 2015 for alleged involvement in betting and spot fixing, said he wanted to enter the Bigg Boss house to change people’s perception about his image.
The first runner-up of the show, which concluded on Sunday, thanked people for understanding him and “giving him a chance to prove himself”.
“I am honoured and blessed to receive so much love from people. My fans supported me through thick and thin. This show has given me a lot, though nothing compared to the game of cricket,” he added.
Sreesanth will now amaze viewers with his stunts in another reality show – Khatron Ke Khiladi.