By Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: Ballika Badhu actress Pratyusha Bannerjee, who took offence when she was called a ‘kid’ in the Bigg Boss house, admits she felt vulnerable and unprotected inside the Bigg Boss house.
On being evicted this week, Pratyusha said, “I was the youngest and I am also a very private person. I connect with very few close friends in real life. Suddenly I was thrown together with all these people I had never met. Everyone in there was much older than me. It was scary. But it was also a challenge. I’ve come away from the experience much stronger and I’d like to think wiser.”
Pratyusha says she made some good friends in there. “Kamya Punjabi was my best friend in there. I also grew very close to Armanji (Kohli), Tanisha and very recently Ayjaz Khan who entered Bigg Boss very late. They’re my friends for life.”
Pratyusha says she has come away with many pleasant memories. “No one had anything bad to say about me. I’d rather not think about the unpleasant side of the experience. Bigg Boss is the biggest reality-show in India, and perhaps in the world. I went into it on a clean slate. I had completed all my pending assignments and put a closure on personal issues. I’ve come out of the experience ready to start my life on a clean slate. Please wish me luck.”
The young actress says she has no idea which way her life would go from here. “I’ve just stepped out of Bigg Boss and I am completely disoriented. I don’t even remember my phone number. I’ve gotten used to live my life with the cameras watching every move I make. I wonder what it would be like to go back to living a normal life when there are no camera.”
As for doing another reality show, Pratyusha says, “Not for a very long time. And even if I am offered one I’d think very carefully before doing it. Right now I only want my old life back.”