On Monday, Manya Singh was evicted from Bigg Boss 16. The former Miss India runner-up was nominated along with Shalin Bhanot and Sumbul Touqeer. While the model appeared to be quite a strong participant during the premiere, her energy quickly drained out. But after her eviction, Manya shared that she was testing the waters before diving into the game. She also claimed that her elimination was ‘unfair’ as she was nominated alongside two very popular actors.
“Being nominated with them backfired for me as I still don’t have that strong of a connection with fans. I knew that I might not get many votes as people still don’t know me well. I am also not a regular face like Sumbul and Shalin, so I was prepared that I would be the one to be eliminated,” she told in an exclusive chat with indianexpress.com.
Mangea Singh talked about her game plan and said that she was honest and open. She also believes that she was the only one who had a clear position and opinion. As the readers would know, when the entire house was against Gori Nagori, Manya was the only one who stood by her. However, she shared that she was probably too nice and vulnerable on the show, which she would like to change if she gets another chance to enter the show.
Bigg Boss 16 has not completed a month but there are already two strong love connections emerging – Tina Datta-Shalin Bhanot and Gautam Vig-Saundarya Sharma. Talking about the couples, Manya Singh said, “None of them have a single opinion and are still inside the house. All they have is a story.”
Calling both couples fake, Manya Singh added that they each talk behind their backs about their relationship but go crazy when it comes to the game. She also mentioned how they are experts in the game and know exactly what will work.
While she was loved by fans, Manya’s constant tom-tomming about being Miss India was called out by many fans, including Bigg Boss 7 winner Gauahar Khan. When asked if she was arrogant about her title, Manya defended herself by saying that she is shocked how people just noticed her words but did not understand what led to her outburst.
“I was ashamed of my appearance and my background. They said I came from the gutter and didn’t deserve the title. You can’t expect me to be kind to them. Also, if people will question my profession, I will answer them in the same way. I wonder why people didn’t see how I was treated. And if anyone has been following the show, they would know that I was so real. I have never used my title or acted arrogant about it, Manya said.
Talking about making friends, the model shared that she would love to hang out with Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia, Sajid Khan, Abdu Rozik, Shiv Thakare, MC Stan and Gori Nagori. Regarding someone whom she does not want to meet, Manya mentioned Saundarya and added that she would like to meet her again in the Bigg Boss house.
When she named Sajid Khan as a friend, we asked her about the debate surrounding the filmmaker’s participation in the game. As readers would know, Sajid was named during the #MeToo movement by several women, including actors and journalists. While there has been national outrage over his being on India’s biggest reality show, FWICE has backed him, saying he deserves to earn a living again after serving a one-year ban.
Sharing her take on the same, Manya Singh said, “Having just left the game, I really don’t know about the discussion and debate around him. But I feel everyone deserves a second chance in life and he lives that in the show. “
Considering Salman Khan’s ill health, Karan Johar had replaced him as the host of Bigg Boss 16 this weekend.