Days after wild card Puneet Vashisht was voted out of the show, Bigg Boss 9 will have the third wild card contestant – fashion designer Kawaljit Singh.
Kawaljit, who has also written the script for a few films and a TV serial, will be shown entering the house on Friday. Talking before entering Bigg Boss 9 house, Kawaljit said his best quality is that he gels very well with the young. “My friends call me mad and witty. At 60, I gel very well with 15-16 year olds. In fact, most of my friends are in the 20-25 age bracket,” said the designer.
When asked about his game plan for the controversial reality show, Kawaljit said, “I plan to create a fashion riot in the house. I’ll change thrice a day – one each for the day, evening and night. I want people to look forward to what I’ll wear next. The rest? You can’t really plan for anything inside the house. The format of the show is such that a lot of things are more of impulsive reaction than any devious planning.”
Coaxed to disclose what really infuriates him, Kawaljit said, “Bad breath and bad dressing sense.”
“I am not aggravated with behavioural problems in people but on the spur of the moment, I don’t know to what level I might react. I won’t be head-on aggressive, I’m a happy-go-lucky person,” he added.
But historically, none of the wild card entries have won Bigg Boss. Will this be just an adventurous trip for Kawaljit? He thinks otherwise: “I have watched the show and today I know the devils and angels I will have to deal with. Also, I had told the producers I want to win so take me as a regular contestant, not a wild card. But they have assured me that it is purely performance and audience’s reaction that determines the final results.”
Kawaljit then moved on to talk about the current players in the game: “I think Mandana and Rochelle will be great competition. I have liked Mandana from the beginning as she’s very much like me. Rochelle came as a surprise package. I also like Prince, he is trying to play the devil but his heart is very loving and pure. He is respectful and he’s playing the game better than others, with respect and love.”
Elaborating on his love for Mandana , Kawaljit said, “Much like Mandana, I am straight-forward, love me or leave me.”
The designer said it was his nine-year-old dream that came true with this his entry on the show. “I have been following the show since the first season and some of my friends (Ravi Kishen, Rahul Roy and Kashmira Shah) who were part of the show told me that their experience was awesome.”
However, this was not enough to get him an entry to the Bigg Boss house: “Earlier, when I approached the show makers, they wanted someone more dramatic than Imam Siddiqui (Bigg Boss 6 contestant). I told them they should get Imam and walked off. I am that straight-forward.” Finally, it was only when he met COLORS CEO Raj Nayak at an event that he could actually get on the show.
Talking about his professional life, Kawaljit said, “I have given designing a break for the last three years and my son is taking very good care of the business. I have written nine films and one TV serial. Now it’s a different journey. If I get a very big wedding, I might get back to designing again.”