‘Not doing Bigg Boss 15 to revive my career’: Karan Kundrra reveals why he said yes to Salman Khan show

Also, I think Bigg Boss is a show where you can win hearts for being you. They have loved me for who I am, and honestly, I won’t even have control of what’s happening outside. I am not in a state of mind to indulge in something flimsy or frivolous, so I don’t think anything will happen inside. Given the format of Bigg Boss, what if your past is brought to the fore. Before entering the house, Karan Kundrra spoke exclusively to indianexpress.com and chatted about why is doing Bigg Boss 15, his past with Anusha Dandekar and why he feels inspired by Bigg Boss 13 winner Sidharth Shukla’s journey. So I can either stay focussed and take each day as it comes or keep worrying about what people are thinking about me. Did his journey also play a hand in making you say yes to the show? © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd


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Karan Kundrra It’s a show where you are stuck in close contact with a set of people. I have traveled the world and now is the time to introspect and explore who I am from inside. Given you are a known face, do you think it will be an advantage when it comes to votes, or the expectation can become overwhelming? Bigg Boss is about your connections and that one can never predict. However, in a pressure situation, it changes. Sidharth being so fearless was his biggest strength and I think it’s one of the best journeys. I think Bigg Boss is all about challenges. I have taken all the advice I could, from Vikas, Aly Goni, Prince Narula and Yuvika Chaudhary. I have always advised even my contestants that in such circumstances, emotions and adrenaline are heightened. Earlier, I would often get busy with something and wouldn’t have the dates. I really don’t know what’s going to happen inside, so no point fretting over it. They are all my friends who have done the show. (Photo: Karan/Instagram)
Bigg Boss 15 began last night with 16 celebrities entering the Salman Khan hosted show. One of the biggest names on television, Karan Kundrra, is a contestant this season and given his grand entry, fans are betting on this ‘gabru’. The way he played and portrayed himself, he just stood out. So I might have an advantage for a week, but later it’s all about how I conduct myself. How are you going to control that in this show? Your good friend Vikas Gupta is touted to be the ‘mastermind of Bigg Boss’, any advice he gave you to survive the game? There was also an apprehension about myself and this show. It is one of the most watched shows and unless you work hard, you will not get the attention. I do get angry and take a stand when it’s worth it. I think I am going to surprise myself in the show. When you are in a pressure situation and stuck with a person, they become your universe. We will react to situations and people differently. I have been in talks with the team for six-seven years now, but we all know Bigg Boss is a massive commitment. The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards. I don’t think these things will ever make me weak. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. I have always been an outspoken person. (Laughs) If someone thinks they can slap their sister, they really can’t. However, this time, everything just fell in place. The actor, who rose to fame with Kitani Mohabbat Hai has also been part of shows like Fanaah, Dil Hi Toh Hai among others. He had his flaws and weaknesses and he never shied away from showing his true self. I want to know if I am the man I think I am. However, I am not at all easy to handle when I am angry. Written by Sana Farzeen
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October 3, 2021 3:11:14 pm

Karan Kundrra is part of Bigg Boss 15. Since the start of my career, I have been open about everything about my life. Yes, there is the baggage of being a successful name but I am here for my audience.  

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We have seen you play many characters but what can we expect from the real Karan Kundrra in Bigg Boss 15? Photos |Bigg Boss 15: Meet the contestants
Also, your breakup with Anusha Dandekar caused quite a controversy. I am not doing the show to start or revive a  career, I am here to entertain my fans. As for my past, whatever I had to say is already in the open, there is nothing to hide. Excerpts from the conversation…
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It’s not the question of what brings me here, it is about when I chose to do it. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. There is a rational reason for my actions. Are you ready to face it? He has also played a gang leader in Roadies and a mentor in Love School.  

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And will you be open to falling in love again, may be in the show? Whatever is happening since the last two years is old news. Apart from Karan Kundrra, Tejasswi Prakash, Pratik Sehajpal, Nishant Bhat, Shamita Shetty, Umar Riaz, Vidhi Pandya, Donal Bisht, Vishal Kotian, Afsana Khan, Simba Nagpal, Akasa Singh, Jay Bhanushali, Miesha Iyer, Sahil Shroff and Ishaan Sehgal will be seen in the Bigg Boss 15 house. There would be tough situations and pressure. All of us in normal circumstances have an image of ourselves and we behave in a certain way. If someone is doing anything to just irritate, well they don’t matter. I did have a conversation with him, but one needs to understand that we are very different people. Photos and Videos |Inside Salman Khan hosted Bigg Boss 15 house: From survival in jungle to luxurious main house
Your post after Sidharth Shukla seemed like you were chatting with friends about his success post Bigg Boss. I chose this profession and have never shied away from anything. What matters is your equation with that person once you are out of that space. I do think Sidharth’s journey has been one of the most aspirational stories in Bigg Boss. It can be easy to break down and become weak but that’s the challenge, and honestly, one can never be prepared for it. With no phones or friends, it would be an interesting experiment. Hence, apart from the audience, I too would be judging myself. Also, I feel everytime I get myself into controversies is when I am standing up for someone else. What do you think would be the biggest challenges for you in the house? We have seen your reactive side when you slapped a contestant on Roadies.