Nitibha Kaul is content with life right now. Having found her place in the sun, the BB 10 aam aadmi contestant is patiently waiting for an opportunity to come from Viacom. In the meanwhile, she is not in a tearing hurry to grab attention, and would rather go with the flow. Somewhere in her head, she seems to be clear about the direction she is headed to. So continuing with entertainment business is an obvious choice for her. That was the reason she took the risk of leaving her job for Bigg Boss in the first place. Much like the calm and collected Nitibha we have seen over the span of three and a half months in the Bigg Boss house, she gives well thought out and balanced responses to queries. So here’s Nitibha Kaul in a free-wheeling chat with India Today Online.
What’s up Nitibha? Tell us something about your upcoming projects.
Right now, I am under a contract with Viacom and Colors. I will be taking up anything that they will be offering me. That will be decided by the channel. I am okay with both reality and fiction as long as the concept is something I like and can do justice to. I am sure Colors and Viacom will find the best project for me that will do justice to my skills.
So you haven’t taken up another job yet. What if it doesn’t work out?
I am completely dedicated to entertainment business. I have crossed the biggest risk–that I had to leave my job and take part in Bigg Boss. I am okay giving it a shot as this is something I want to do and I don’t consider it as a risk.
You have been catching up with former BB 10 contestants. How did Akansha and you become so close?
Akanksha is one person I have always bonded with although she was in the house for only two weeks. I really got along well with her. I am with her how I am with my friends from schools and colleges. That’s why when I met her outside, I realised that I have found a friend forever and that this bond is going to last.
You also met Manveer, the person you were linked with, while being in the house–and even outside. Did it bother you that he hid his marriage from you?
No. It’s his personal life and I respect that. You always have a choice to share your personal life with others or not. That was his decision. Even when I met him, I didn’t discuss the topic. If he had to, he would have shared.
Did you at any point of time feel that your bond with Manveer could turn into a full-blown relationship?
We have always been great friends. We will maintain that great equation outside the house. We don’t take it in any other way. Our equation outside the house hasn’t changed.
You were nominated multiple times along with celebrities, yet you managed to sail through till the very end.
Luck played a great role in it. I believe, at the end of the day, your goodness prevails. I was never scandalous or controversial on the show, and this was why I was shown less. When there is so much negativity happening around you, then people who are positive stand out, without having to try really hard. You know sometimes people don’t want to vote for a contestant who is picking fights all the time and doing all these ugly things.
They sometimes choose to pick up their phones and vote for a person who’s sensible and good. I was the youngest contestant, but one of the most sensible. I was saved even when I was nominated along with Rahul who’s a big name in Bollywood. It is a big deal for me because the bigger celebs have more fan following. If people saved me, it was my luck and my performance.
After Om Swami and Priyanka Jagga vanished from the picture, Lopa and Bani’s fights made the headlines. You were never involved in any major fight. How did you handle all the pressure?
I am glad I didn’t have such moments that I would feel embarrassed about later. I am 23 and even at this age, I had some experience before I entered the house. I was the finalist of Miss India Delhi and I had won a Nokia contest. It all adds up. I knew how to react and not react to different situations.