Ronit Roy, popularly known as the small screen's Big B, seems to have taken a leaf out of the Big B's 'Angry Young Man' persona. After Ronit & Nicole's powerhouse performance last week on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, questions were raised about Nicole's leg injury the previous week. Gossip was rife that she had been 'faking' her injury in order to garner 'sympathy votes'. We spoke to the man himself, Ronit Roy, to clear the air..
What do you have to say about the negative vibes spread all over about Nicole's injury, and the presumption that it was fake? "See, as you all know, there is a difference of nearly 1 week between the shoot of the episode and the telecast date. The first week, when we were rehearsing inspite of Nicole's illness, it was really tough. But then, we managed to pull it off, and even got good comments from the judges, and the viewers know this. The next week, even when we were rehearsing, Nicole was not fully ok, but she got better by the time we shot for the gala. So, if anyone wants to question the injury of Nicole, then I would want them to ask the doctor who treated Nicole. I think he will be the best person to give an answer. I do not know why few think so small. When I am performing really well and giving my best, why will I hamper my performance and resort to tactics like this?"
Talking about the comments passed on by fellow contestants on his dance, Ronit acclaimed, "I am doing my job very well. I am working for nearly 18 hours a day, shuttling between rehearsals and my shoots. I think many are doing an anti-Ronit campaign all over. Even in the AV's shown on TV, while I talk mainly about my performance and my rehearsals, others are keen on pointing out where I have gone wrong. Even when I get perfect scores or very near to perfect scores, all I get to hear from others is that I do not deserve big scores."
Last words to your detractors? "Well, I just want to say one thing to these people – "God Bless".
Well, we hope Ronit's clarification will put a rest to all those accusations and assumptions doing the rounds lately. Wishing Ronit & Nicole, all the best for the rest of the competition.