01 February,2015:Â Actress Karishma Tanna says her much-talked about romance with actor and fellow contestant Upen Patel on reality show â€˜Bigg Bossâ€˜ was not fake, contrary to what other contestants said.
Karishma earlier said on the show that she was committed to a businessman and would marry him once the show ends. The actress raised eyebrows when she showed affection towards Upen without formally ending her relationship with her boyfriend.
â€œMy feelings for Upen were real. I am not a person to compromise on my priorities and family just for a show. I was true to him and to my feelings. I will never create a romantic angle to survive on a game show.
â€œWe, however, havenâ€™t decided about the future. I have not thought about it right now. Letâ€™s see where it goes,â€ Karishma told PTI after she was announced as the runner-up of â€˜Bigg Boss 8- Halla Bolâ€™.
Her arch-rival on the show, actor Gautam Gulati was crowned the winner and the 31-year-old actress said she is happy the two finished the season together.
â€œWe started out as enemies but later on became cordial because the show has such a format that you keep breaking up and then patching up. We stopped getting into each othersâ€™ matters. Competition and rivalry was there in the tasks but otherwise we were fine with each other. We began together and ended together so I am happy about that,â€ she said.
Karishma, who has been one of the most controversial contestants on the show, said she has changed as a person after her four-month-long in the house.
â€œMy journey had a lot of ups and downs but I think my decision to take up this show was right. The show taught me a lot of things, especially how to be less stubborn. I have come out as a better person,â€ she said.
The actress said she regrets applying chilli paste on her co-contestantsâ€™ face during a task, which got her backlash from the audience. Known to be aggressive in the tasks, Karishma said she could have toned down on various occasions.
Source:The Indian Express