Bigg Boss 8: I'm not a jobless actor, Karishma Tanna

TV actor Karishma Tanna, one of the ‘Bigg Boss 8’ contestants said that she is taking part in the show not that she is jobless or she wants to revive her career but to overcome her fear.

“I'm not some jobless actor who has come to the house to revive my career. I'll go back and I'll have a lot of work to do,” Karishma told IANS over phone from Mumbai before entering the show, which went on air Sunday.

Karishma wants to experience how it is to live in Bigg Boss house for three months without any connection with the outer world.

Karishma Tanna seen in soaps like ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ and ‘Koi Dil Mein Hain’ and in adult sex comedy ‘Grand Masti’ is currently shooting for ‘Tina and Lolo’ and also has few southern films in her kitty.

Karishma Tanna takes time out for ‘Bigg Boss 8’

“All the movies that I have taken up either release or start shooting next year. I decided to enter the house as I was free for these three months,” she said.

Last year, the actress turned down ‘Bigg Boss’ offer but this year she decided to take the plunge to “experience the life inside the house that's known for its twists and turns”.

“Along with the experience, I also wanted to overcome my fear of staying without my phone, my family and being disconnected with the world. And not to forget the gruelling task of dealing with so many contestants and politics inside the house,” she said.

Karishma earlier refrained from becoming a part of the show because of the infamous controversies.  

“Negative publicity stopped me from taking up the show. But now I wanted to take this as a challenge. No matter what the consequences are (positive or negative), I will take it with dignity,” Karishma Tanna said.