The past few seasons of "Bigg Boss" saw participation from a slew of celebrities in the pursuit of resurrecting their professional life. But Karishma Tanna, who is a contestant in the reality show's eighth season, says she's not a "jobless actress" who has entered the show to "revive her career."
"I'm not some jobless actor who has come to the house to revive my career. I'll go back and I'll have a lot of work to do," Karishma told IANS over phone from Mumbai before entering the show, which went on air Sunday.
The contestants have to stay confined in a specific house for around three months without any connect with the outer world. And this year, the show is exploring a unique aviation theme.
Karishma has been a popular TV actress, courtesy shows like "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi" and "Koi Dil Mein Hain", and on the big screen, she was seen in adult sex comedy "Grand Masti". Currently, she has films like "Tina and Lolo" as well as a southern film in her kitty.
So how does she plan to manage the three-month break?
"All the movies that I have taken up either release or start shooting next year. I decided to enter the house as I was free for these three months," she said.
The actress had once turned down the offer of featuring in "Bigg Boss", but this year she decided to take the plunge to "experience the life inside the house that's known for its twists and turns".
"Along with the experience, I also wanted to overcome my fear of staying without my phone, my family and being disconnected with the world. And not to forget the gruelling task of dealing with so many contestants and politics inside the house," she said.
The show is also known for its infamous controversies. And this was also one of the reasons why Karishma earlier refrained from becoming a part of the show.
"Negative publicity stopped me from taking up the show. But now I wanted to take this as a challenge. No matter what the consequences are (positive or negative), I will take it with dignity," Karishma said.