'Format is such that you have to resort to stunts'-Roshni Chopra

Roshni Chopra hits out at the format of Jjhoom India, post her elimination from the reality show this week...

Wednesday, January 09, 2008 | 10:39:29 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Roshni Chopra aka Pia of Kasamh Se talks about the hidden games involved in reality shows in a frank tete tete with Telly Buzz…

How do you feel now after getting eliminated from Jjhoom this week?
It's has been a great journey. Thanks to this show, I have discovered something what I never knew I had. The fact that I reached the final 3 it self is a major achievement, for I had never attempted singing before.

You were one of the top contenders for the title, so what went wrong?
Reality shows are not just about talent. There are many other elements which ultimately decide the winner. The format is designed in such a way that you have to resort to under handed methods to win. e.g Unlike other shows, Jjhoom allowed unlimited voting. So rich contestants will obviously keep voting for themselves, isn’t it? Similarly, the method which allows us to vote our fellow constants out, can be easily manipulated. There were at least 2 rounds where this procedure saw talented singer’s go out. First, it was Apra and second, I would avoid mentioning , as that might lead to controversy.

So do you mean to say that your co-contestants played tricks?
The format is such that if you want to win, you have to resort to such stunts. Unfortunately, I am not cut out for such games. I think females generally don't have such a bent, for very few women end up winning reality shows.

How were the judges?
Great, I thoroughly enjoyed performing before such great personalities. In fact, Mahesh Bhatt pointed to my above reluctance by saying you don't have what it takes to go the top.

Who according to you has the best chance to win?
Varun should win. Agreed Sachin is a very great singer. But he is already a pro having cut his own album. So if you take the grain of the show ie. growth as a singer ,then it has be Varun.

What went wrong between Varun and Akriti?
I think it was basically a case of miscommunication. Both are my very good friends, and have really worked hard to get where they are now.

What next for Roshni?
Right now, I am on a well deserved break. I soon plan to visit Vaishnovdevi to thank her for Jjhoom. There are number of projects on hand. Let me return from my trip and then will take a final call. Rest assured, you will be the first to know.

Will you return to Kasamh Se?
Although this Balaji show is very close to my heart, I don't plan a very quick return. I want to do character’s which has meat. Playing a very goody good bahu is not my cup of tea. .

Besides fiction, what else would you want to try your hand at?
Anchoring, I am already doing the show, Cinemascope for Zee music.

Author :Anil Merani

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Posted on: 10 January 2008 at 10:37am
thank god finally she out, she should thank the elimination process because that the only reason she survived, her friends such Chavvi and Varun kept on saving her even she can't sing

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Posted on: 09 January 2008 at 11:26pm
HmmmIts sad for someones exit but happy others there ...
if you felt the voting patterns will support you then common do watch more reality shows on TV andenjoy the drama

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Posted on: 09 January 2008 at 11:24pm
ahhaah hahaRoshni thinks too high for herself... if only talent woudl be why she would not choose sachin in one round..and Sachin may have cut an album..Varun too has been learnign a lot and have had shows in whcih he sang and loves to perofrman on stage as a singer... if she has to say for Sachin like shoud aply the same for Shekhar whom she had too many god thigns to say previosuly....? what a hippocrit she is..

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Posted on: 09 January 2008 at 10:30pm
It's sad but I alwayz wanted Sachin to Win and thank god he'z reach the final.

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Posted on: 09 January 2008 at 10:16pm
Reality shows r not just abt talent,there r many other lements which ultimately decide the winner

100% agree with this,agar aisa nahi hota to Roshni top 3 tak kaise pahochti

Very well said Mandy... Roshni herself resorted to all sorts of means to come to the top 3.. Else the top 3 anyday should have had Chhavi out there.. In fact the finals should have between Chhavi and Varun.. Now her calling foul seems to almost become a boomerang for her!!

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Posted on: 09 January 2008 at 4:20pm
when was she a good bahu!?

was she even ever a bahu =|

anyways sad shes out tho.

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Posted on: 09 January 2008 at 3:57pm
Great interview Roshni. You sound v. articulate.

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Posted on: 09 January 2008 at 12:51pm
@ Navs... *lmao* I know, I was wondering if she meant something else? Pia... *sighs*... *shakes head*... bad memories...

thanks for the article.


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Posted on: 09 January 2008 at 12:46pm
Shes out, thats upsettin.

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Posted on: 09 January 2008 at 10:34am
thanks God she is out........wo to Chhavi n Shekhar se pehle hi eliminate honi chihiye thi but thanks to the judges jo Roshni ki bakwaas singing se impress hokar usko yahatak aane diya(no offence) it will be a tough fight between Sachin n Varun n my Sachin....waise singingwise last three Sachin,Varun n Chhavi hone chahiye the....but

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