"It is Diwali. And who wouldn't want to be home on this occasion? I can't say I regret being in Bigg Boss house. It was a learning experience for me, specially since I learnt how to control my temper in an environment were people were constantly losing their temper," Apoorva said with a chuckle, adding that his wife's departure from Bigg Boss was a turning point for him.
"Once my wife Shilpa was evicted, I was lost in there. We both went in together and it was Shilpa's presence in Bigg Boss that convinced me to go in. Once she was out, I was mentally preparing myself to leave at the first opportunity," he said.
Recalling the experience of being on Bigg Boss with all sorts of contestants, Apoorva said: "It was a once in a lifetime experience. Never before and never again! I was determined not to lose my temper, no matter what. I do have a temper problem. But I lose it only when provoked beyond endurance."
Ironically it was Shilpa who lost her cool. "Yes, it did happen once. Shilpa did lose her cool with Armaan Kohli and Asif Azim. We were being pushed around and she couldn't take it. I think Shilpa remembered a situation from a few years back when we were similarly bullied. She retaliated. But neither Shilpa nor I hold any grudges. It was all part of the game. I have no ill feelings towards any of the Bigg Boss inmates. I will probably throw a party for all of them once the show is over."
Any particular friends in there?
Apoorva mentioned Kushal Tandon, Gauhar Khan, Kamya Punjabi and Prityusha Bannerjee as his special friends in Bigg Boss. "Ain't Shilpa just loves Andy. They've become friends for life."
Looking back Apoorva saw the Bigg Boss stint in a dream-like curve.
"I could almost create a screenplay out of the characters and incidents. I was very sure I'd be myself in the Bigg Boss house. I was never acting. And when Shilpa left, I was already writing the screenplay for my exit from Bigg Boss. Now I can't wait to get home," the actor said.
Any immediate plans? "Yup, Shilpa and I will go for a holiday. Where, how, when... I'll let her decide. I always let her take the decisions," he concluded.
--IANS (Posted on 03-11-2013)