“I’m really happy that Rubina won and I’m very happy with the way my trip went,” smiled Nikki Tamboli as she talked about the Bigg Boss 14 result. The actress finished her trip in second runner-up, despite being good friend Rubina Dilaik took home the trophy after beating Rahul Vaidya.
Nikki Tamboli got off to a fiery start at Bigg Boss 14 but was soon branded a spoiled brat given her constant brawls with other roommates. While the actor was evicted during the early finale, the makers invited her again due to her popularity.
In an exclusive chat with socialmediagossips.com, Nikki Tamboli shared more about her stay at Bigg Boss 14, her special moments and how she wants to use this newfound fame.
Excerpts from the conversation …
How satisfied are you with your trip on Bigg Boss 14?
I never expected to be in the top three. I even lost hope of reaching the final when I returned. However, it’s a great accomplishment for me and nothing less than winning the trophy. My parents are also very excited about my trip. I don’t think I could have asked for more.
For the first few days, Toofani Seniors picked you as the winner. What do you think went wrong for you?
I do not know exactly. Although whatever I did, it was of my own accord and I was not influenced or manipulated in any way by anyone. Not everyone can win either. I’ve managed to rule the hearts of my fans and that’s an achievement for me.
Salman Khan seemed quite put off by your behavior in the finale and even scolded you.
When Aly was eliminated I got very emotional and remembered my trip. I got pulled down the whole show and said I had no potential. I played the game alone. I was upset that nobody should be judged so easily, they might have the potential to fly. I might have overreacted, but I just remembered what everyone was saying to me and felt really sad.
While you have recently developed a close relationship with Rubina, you have not been able to remain friends with Jaan Kumar Sanu, Rahul Vaidya and Eijaz Khan. Do you think you need to learn how to maintain relationships?
I don’t think whoever I was rude or who I fought with, I sorted the differences. I think it will be a smooth trip for me.
You have two options to take money and leave the show. Why did you stay with the game?
When I was offered Rs 6 lakh, I knew I wanted to stay safe. It was my dream to be in the final. And while I was hitting the buzzer to take Rs 14 lakh, rakhi was faster than me. But I’m so happy that I stayed behind, otherwise I would never have known that I could make the top 3. I didn’t know how much I was loved.
What was the most precious moment for you on Bigg Boss 14?
When I became the first confirmed candidate and when I got to the final first. Both moments were very special for me.
If you could sum up your Bigg Boss journey in one word, how would you?
It was a magical journey for me. I’ve been a huge fan of Bigg Boss Hindi for a long time. I am so happy that I made the decision to be part of the show. As a result, I recognized my potential not only personally but also professionally.
How are you going to use your popularity now?
I want to make a lot of films and even series. I already work in the south and now I want to get into the national industry. I think many doors will open for me now.
Bigg Boss 14 aired on Colors.