Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia on being a part of Bigg Boss 16; says, “I don’t appreciate people who are two-faced”
Choti Sardarni fame Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia was the first contestant to enter the Bigg Boss 16 house. The actress became the first captain for the season. Before she stepped inside the Bigg Boss 16 house, Nimrit shared her excitement to be a part of the show during an interview with ETimes TV
“I am excited because it is a once in a lifetime experience and I am just looking forward to it and I am just embracing each day as it comes,” she said.
When asked what made her take on Bigg Boss 16, she said, “For me the one thing that I truly believe in is that when you throw yourself in situations which are uncomfortable, you realise your true strength. I feel that Bigg Boss is an opportunity which gives you a platform to reach out to a larger audience. So whether it’s my battle with mental health or anxiety and the fact that I’ve always been pretty vocal about it, I feel that when opportunities come for you to reach out to larger people, you should take it up and make that kind of impact that you want to. This is something that I always wanted to do. This is also something that compelled me and also I want people to know who the real Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia is. I am grateful for all the love I have received for Choti Sardarni and for having a place in the audiences’ hearts but I want this love to increase by giving them access to know who I am as a person.”
On being asked if she is bothered about being judged for her actions on national television, she replied, “This is the most empowering thing because I am going to be in front of the camera 24/7 and I want the people who love me, the audiences who have given a place to me in their lives, to know that I am as real as them. I am someone who has spoken about mental health or body positivity, now I just want to give people an insight into the life and show them that I am as human as them. Every person has good, bad, ugly all aspects and just to own that thing is a matter of a lot of courage which I feel that I have taken at this point. Jaise kehte hai na whatever is in your destiny always comes in its own way and what God has written, nobody can take that away from you. What I can do is just keep my best foot forward and let people know who I am. I want to be relatable to them. I want them to know that you can come from a simple family background that is non-filmy and still can make a place in this industry by just staying true to who you are and that makes all the difference. Even in my little capacity, if I can inspire the youth of this country, men, women, boys and girls, everyone who is watching the show, I will think I have done my bit. Bigg Boss is a platform that everyone watches, so if I can in my little way inspire them then I have fulfilled my job as a lawyer, an actor and as a humanitarian in the future.”
Nimrit also talked about how she plans to deal with fights and arguments in the Bigg Boss house. “I have always been someone for whom what I think and believe is right. I go to all lengths to stick to that because if I don’t stick to what I believe in then I can’t sleep peacefully at night. We meet many people try to take the limelight from others, but aren’t these the kinds of people that we meet at every stage and juncture of our life. Whether it’s our workspace, relatives, friends, family, we meet such people everywhere. When I went to a law school I dealt with all kinds of people, when I stepped into the industry I met all kinds of people and not necessarily everybody needs to love me. But if I can stand up for the truth and be confident that what I am saying really is the truth that makes sense, then my job is done there. Either you sit back in your own bubble, world or you take the plunge and hopefully you will fly high,” she shared.
Talking about household chores on has to perform in the Bigg Boss house, the actress said, “I am very comfortable (laughs) the fact that I lived in a hostel for five years, I can do most of the things. But cooking is something that I am very bad at, so I hope that the housemates don’t get a chance to eat the food cooked by me because I take a longer time to cook food. Maybe I’ll take a very long time to cook breakfast so that is something that I would want to stay away from. Because I can torture myself but would not want to torture the housemates with my culinary skills. But when it comes to doing my own chores, I’ve done all my life. Also, lockdown has been a great learning for every human being to take up all the responsibilities and to also understand. Like in the West there’s so much respect for every profession whether you are carpenter or a plumber or any profession it’s never looked down upon. I will be more than happy to keep the house clean because that will be our space and we must do it.”
When asked about the qualities in a person that puts her off, Nimrit said, “I don’t appreciate people who are two-faced or extremely b*t*hy or overtly judgemental like these are the general qualities that I don’t appreciate in people. I am not saying I am perfect, I might do the same thing. These are the things that are putting off me and also I just felt that irrespective of gender it should be quality in the house. Also, irrespective of gender I feel there should be equality in the house.”