Exclusive- Bigg Boss OTT winner Divya Agarwal: ‘I don’t see reality shows as an opportunity to grow in professional life’
Divya Agarwal emerged as the winner of Karan Johar’s reality show Bigg Boss OTT, which was like a prelude to Salman Khan hosted season 15.
Actress Divya Agarwal has had an eventful year, may it be her personal life or professional. But one of the major highlights has definitely been winning the trophy and title of Bigg Boss OTT, which was a prelude of Salman Khan’s reality show Bigg Boss 15. Even though she saw many ups and downs in the BB house during her journey, she came out the same way that she entered-- with her head held high. All throughout the show, even during an argument with host Karan Johar, Divya maintained that the show is not her ‘zaroorat’ (need), but her ‘chaahat’ (desire). Well Desimartini recently caught up with the actress, who is currently promoting her upcoming web series Abhay 3, for an exclusive interview. During the chat, we asked Divya how the reality show affected her career.
To this, Divya replied, “Honestly, for me, reality shows are, you know, I don’t see them as an opportunity to grow in my professional life. It’s because reality shows I like, because I like to connect with the people. I love to show the real self to people. So, you know, when I went for Miss India and you know, since childhood I had this thing that I want to influence people in a good way.” The beauty further explained, “So reality shows were a very good platform for me to evolve as a person. To clearly see what’s right what’s wrong. To, you know, handle the situation which will probably never happen in your real life. Or even if it happened, in a reality show if you’re there inside the show for a month, probably, the intensity of that particular month is really equivalent to literally five years of your life. That you.. okay you start working, you start dating somebody, you fight with them at the same time, you make friends at the same time, you have experiences at the same time, you have fan love going on the same time. Toh woh jo cluster, it just comes in a very blasting energy and then how do you handle that much of blast in your life?”
The Ragini MMS: Returns actress continued to share, “It’s fun, it’s thrilling for me reality shows are thrilling, they are fun. It’s a way to connect. In every reality show I try and you know, evolve as much as possible so that people who are watching the reality show, it doesn’t be like ‘arre khaali entertainment ke liye dekha hai, paagal hai yeh masti hai’. I want to set a different example. And as an actor I feel tum kuchh bhi karlo, kaam aata hai toh tumhe kaam aata hai. Right? If you know your work, it strictly doesn’t matter you come from a reality show background, you’re an influencer, you are you know a star kid, you come from somewhere from different fields or whatever. On screen how you are as an actor will only get you work. It completely depends on the audiences. If audiences love you, there is nothing that matters whatever is going around.”
Well, up next fans will see Divya in ZEE5’s crime thriller web series Abhay 3 as Harleen, a super villain.