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Updated: October 17, 2012 19:41 IST

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Game on: Urvashi Dholakia. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt
The Hindu Game on: Urvashi Dholakia. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt

Urvashi Dholakia and Vrajesh Hirjee talk about their plans for the “Big Boss” house

Television actress Urvashi Dholakia says it was only a matter of time before she agreed to appear on the show. “The channel has been persistent for the last five years in wanting me on the show but it was I who kept turning them down.” This year they finally cracked through to her.

The actress, most famous for her stint as Komolika Basu on the soap opera Kausautii Zindagii Kay is most excited about not having to worry about acting for the show. “For a change the audience at home will see the real me and not the actress,” she says.

Speaking about her family and how they have reacted to her decision to enter the reality show, Urvashi says, “My parents keep saying that this way the people will finally get a chance to see me as I am”.

Urvashi claims she is not looking at the show as a competition from the start. “It’s not a competition unless people inside make it one. I’m going to take it as it comes”, she points out.

While the contestants on the reality show live in a controlled environment with constrained resources and luxuries, Urvashi has taken some of her father’s pictures along with her for support in the house.

Vrajesh Hirjee

The comic actor admits readily that the prospect of the show was a “scary thing” for him but he took it up nevertheless because he expects to have serious fun on the way. Another factor that pulled him in was the “insane reach that the show provides to an actor.”

His arsenal for the show comprises confidence in his capability to last the three month duration of the show and his habit of “saying it like it is”. He adds that “while the human mind is unpredictable” he will stick to this plan.

Mulling over how the show shall affect his work Vrajesh says that he will regret missing some performances of “Chinese Coffee”, the play he is currently involved in but he is happy that actor Aamir Bashir will fill in for him. He also looks forward to attending to his upcoming movies Mr. Money and Shortcut Romeo post the reality show.

In the interim Vrajesh plans on spending time in the show “on a clean slate” and looks forward to what seems “almost like a paid holiday.”

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