Eijaz Khan was thought-about one of the strongest contenders on Bigg Boss 14, anticipated to raise the trophy by many. However, the actor’s journey was minimize quick after he determined to exit final month owing to some prior shoot commitments. With former contestant Devoleena Bhattacharjee introduced in as his proxy, hopes have been excessive that he would come again in time for the finals. However, together with her eviction, a fortnight again, Khan’s stint additionally led to the actuality present.
Hours earlier than Bigg Boss 14 topped its winner in a grand finale, Eijaz Khan spoke solely to indianexpress.com about his unfinished journey, marriage plans with Pavitra Punia and extra…
It’s the Bigg Boss 14 finale in the present day, does it harm not being in there?
I ought to have been there, I deserved to be there. However, life throws its personal curves, one simply wants to transfer on. I consider find a silver lining to every thing. I’m very very grateful for the quantity of affection I received from everybody.
Since you will need to have had your discussions about your comeback earlier than stepping out, did you are feeling cheated or let down by the makers?
I might have, if there was no quarantine or Covid-19 concerned. I used to be to comeback however there was a small window, and it wouldn’t have made sense. Though I really feel, even when for a day, I ought to have despatched me there. I needed to be the one switching off the light on the final day. I had promised that to myself, and lived and dreamt of it each single day. Unfortunately, it didn’t occur, and I’ve to consider that they tried their greatest. Why would they’ve saved my recreation alive in any other case. I’m attempting to be constructive however am harm as I actually needed to go in, not for myself but in addition my followers. I really feel I allow them to down with not getting that closure. Having mentioned that, I’ve at all times believed it’s extra about the journey than vacation spot. And I feel I had a beautiful one.
When you took the resolution to come out and shoot for City of Dreams 2, you informed us that it was as a result of the producers had lots at stake. However, in hindsight, do you remorse taking the step?
Honestly, this isn’t the first time that one thing like this has occurred, and I don’t assume it could additionally be the final time. It’s referred to as skilled integrity and I consider in that. If I’ve given a previous dedication and the provide to play Wolverine additionally got here to me, I might have denied it. Otherwise, I cannot be at peace, and the greed would by no means satiate. But if I do give it a thought, for my egocentric purpose, I do really feel I shouldn’t have stepped out. It was simply 20 days, and I might have received it.
However, the final two evictions- Devoleena and Abhinav’s have been fairly stunning. Do you assume when you have been round, you’ll have managed to survive the recreation?
With all due humility, I feel I might have completely survived. I’m not saying I aced the recreation however I used to be actually true to it. I wasn’t excellent in the first place however individuals related with my flaws. And if I used to be so actual, why don’t I consider that I ought to have received. It has at all times been my mantra to consider you’re a winner, after which work backwards to obtain it.
If you have been round, who do you assume would haven’t been in the prime 5?
I do know the reply to it however I don’t need them to really feel dangerous by speaking behind their backs. But I feel Rakhi or Nikki may not have been there.
Do you additionally assume Devoleena did a great job as your proxy?
I don’t know as I didn’t even have the coronary heart to watch the episodes. But I’m positive she will need to have been good. She was taking part in the recreation for me relatively than herself, and thus could be the audiences could not have related. And that’s a harmful factor in the house as the votes take you forward.
A bit of the viewers additionally feels that the method you behaved with the media, and referred to as out creatives for designing a picture for few contestants led to you not becoming a member of again the present.
I don’t assume anybody is in kindergarten to behave this fashion. The channel constructed my model on the present, and in the event that they did this, I feel they would wish critical assist. But I actually assume that’s not the case. As for me being overconfident throughout the media spherical, effectively, I’m not excellent and am not even aiming to be. Everyone of us generally do get triggered due to one thing, that may lead to a response. The questions that have been coming have been extra like statements, and I didn’t need to settle for it.
You and Pavitra appear to be portray the city pink. How issues are shifting for you guys in the actual world?
There aren’t any cameras round, so you already know what’s occurring (laughs). I feel each of us are unbiased, self made have plenty of self respect and that has made us robust collectively. We have an incredible understanding however do have our personal share of small fights too. Things are very masaledar, with plenty of tadka between us. And I feel I wouldn’t have had it another method. She is an excellent human being, and has her coronary heart in the proper place. And it’s similar for me too. So, when two good persons are collectively, it’s certain to convey plenty of happiness.
You lately talked about in an interview that you simply plan to get married this yr. Any dates in thoughts?
You know, I’m open to the greatest, let’s see how issues work out. It’s unprecedented instances proper now, and every thing is shifting at such a quick tempo. We can all simply hope for the greatest in the coming instances.
Salman Khan will announce the winner from finalists Aly Goni, Rakhi Sawant, Rahul Vaidya, Rubina Dilaik and Rakhi Sawant tonight.