In Bigg Boss season11, producer Vikas Gupta fought like a man on mission. By the end of the show, he has become as big a celebrity as Shilpa Shinde and Hina Khan only because of his brain and intelligence. People have declared him smartest contestant of the big Boss history, and why not he proved himself. Big Boss contestants also gave him a tagline of mastermind.
When asked about him not winning the show, Vikas said he was shocked for a moment when he couldn’t hold the trophy. He says, “I always thought I will reach top two. Shilpa Shinde was popular as she has been working for 15 years and my public image was made in just 105 days. But you know that you have played a sensible game, so when Hina Khan entered the finale I felt bad for a moment. One shouldn’t forget that Hina has also worked in top shows for eight years.”
He also talks about his most talked feud with Shilpa Shinde, he says, “I was heading an organisation on which her show was airing. Her producers weren’t happy with her. Shilpa wanted to do shows on other channels as well. It was against the channel’s policy. In fact, I had offered to double her money in one of the meetings. The final decision was left to her. Later, the production house informed me that she had decided to walk out of the show.”
“In the end, even Salman Khan told Shilpa ji that there was no fault of Vikas. She knew it from the beginning but she accepted it much later,” adds Vikas.
Vikash said he drew a lot of strength from his granmother’s narration of Gita. His grandmother used to narrate Gita when he was a child that helped him understand, ultimately it’s all a game and there is difference in being ‘chaalaak’ and being ‘akalmand’.
Vikas and Shilpa said that they will work together soon, on the show. Vikas reacts to it, “Professionally, I can work with anybody if that person fits the bill. It could be Shilpa ji as well”.