Actor Karishma Kotak justifies her decision to go back into the Bigg Boss house post the demise of her father a week agoYou are making an entry into the house a week after your father's demise. Don't you think the decision has come too early after suffering a personal loss?
My father is my hero, he would have wanted me to go back in there and continue with my work. Look, if I had a regular 9 to 5 job I would have been back to my cubicle after a week . This is the same for me. Plus, I have a mother and brother to support, so I needed to go back in there.Do you think you can withstand the environment in the house given your state of mind?
Honestly, no. The environment in the house is definitely not good for anyone with a fragile state of mind. I don't mean to say that my state of mind is fragile right now. If anything, I think I'm a lot stronger now. I haven't had much time to sit around and think about what I will do next. To me, going back into the house seemed like a logical thing to do, because I need to honour my professional commitment. I don't know how I'm going to react to certain situations, but I will be strong.Are you prepared for jibes like 'she'll get sympathy votes now' once you're back in there?
Over the past few weeks, the real character of a few housemates has emerged. I know I'll be the target of such jibes behind my back. But fact remains that I'll be myself and will not indulge in any false sympathy handed to me in the house. The audience can judge for themselves and see what's happening. My family and friends
know what I've been through, so I really don't care what people say.What do you plan on doing once out of the house?
To be honest, I need to do some more work. It's been a while since I did a Telugu film. I've been trying to get back into the Telugu film industry
, but nothing interesting is coming my way. I do come to Hyderabad often to shoot for TV commercials and print ads, but on the filmi front, nothing much is happening. I stay in touch
with a few old friends, but I need to get some work in movies. Hopefully my stint here will open a few doors.