Pooja, who featured in the fifth season of "Bigg Boss 5", said: "'Bigg Boss' is a very controversial show. Staying in the 'Bigg Boss' house can break you down."
"Whatever is shown on TV is a gist of what the contestants do in 24 hours. So many times the one hour is all about the negative aspect of a contestant. It's all a game of TRP. I was shattered when I left the 'Bigg Boss' house, but I'm a positive person now. I reinvented myself. One needs to rise from the ashes, like a Phoenix," she added.
Pooja, who will soon be in item song "Tilasmi" from upcoming movie "Hum Baaja Baja Denge", first made her debut on reality TV through "Big Switch".
"I was a part of 'Big Switch' and had just gotten out when 'Bigg Boss' was offered to me. I did not want to be a part of the show because I knew what all controversies a reality show can lead to. But, then a friend of mine persuaded me to participate in it," she said.
The contestants who enter the show are asked to sign a contract and Pooja has called it a "Hitler's contract".
"The 'Bigg Boss' contract is like a Hitler's contract, it's huge, it's thick, it's more than 100 pages with so many do's and don'ts. I literally passed out while reading the contract, so my lawyer had to go through it. After reading it and asking for a couple of changes, we finalised it."
Asked if the contestants are told to do certain things inside the 'Bigg Boss' house, she said: "Nobody told me anything because they knew it will backfire, but there were a few contestants who said that they were asked to do a couple of things."
"But, what I can say is that the situation arises because of the kind of task that are given to contestants. These tasks are something that automatically triggers fights," Pooja said.
--IANS (Posted on 17-11-2013)