Rakhi Sawant has never minced words in life, be it real or reel. She is known for doing weird antics and was often degraded by people. But fortunately, things have changed a lot after her stint in Bigg Boss 14. She reached the top five in the grand finale of the Salman Khan hosted controversial reality show after entering mid-season as a challenger. She was brought in to create some fireworks in an otherwise boring season, and she did live up to her tag of being a drama queen. Viewers declared as the most entertaining contestant of Bigg Boss 14 and Rakhi is immensely thankful to all the love she has received. While thanking her fans, she also recalled how she was earlier treated by the people before she entered in Bigg Boss 14.
“I am just crying, I am overwhelmed and I am still not able to believe that I have got so much love again in my life. I have always been disregarded by people. People would make fun of me, they would pass comments on me, body shame, face shame me. They would make fun of my English and that I can’t speak English. Nobody knows how I’ve survived the difficult times. I was called ugly looking, fat, motormouth, gutter mouth. I have taken everything with a pinch of salt and forgiven everyone,” Rakhi told TOI in an interview.
She continued, “I always focused on my work and finally I’ve got all the love. I am unable to digest this love. Everything seems like a dream and when I step out, I get scared if all this love and admiration is true. I get nervous ‘ki ab kya comment aayega’… I am confident but I am nervous at the same time. The scenario has changed completely. I am still the same Rakhi Sawant but the love I am I am not able to trust. I feel it is a dream when kids, women, girls and boys say they like me, love me.”
Talking about how things have changed after Bigg Boss 14, Rakhi further said, “In between when things were not working in my favour, nobody would follow me or click my pictures when I would step out of my gym. They would not take my video, or click my pictures but now wherever I go, photographers click my pictures. I have realised that now I have to handle myself carefully and speak thoughtfully because people love me, follow me. I am getting good work thanks to Bigg Boss 14 and Salman Khan sir. Recently, I was in the lift and a 5-year-old girl recognised me and got excited to see me (she starts crying). My fans are sending me gifts, clothes and I am just loving this phase.”
Rakhi chose to walk out of the show in the finale by accepting a briefcase containing Rs 14 lakh. Her mother Jaya is currently undergoing cancer treatment in a city hospital.
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