Bollywood actress-turned-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt says she was offered a place in the fifth season of sensational reality show Bigg Boss but she turned it down for its very concept. “Was just offered the next Bigg Boss. Living in a communal fish bowl out of choice is not quite my scene (sic),” Pooja posted on her Twitter page on Friday. It is possible that Pooja took the decision following her brother Rahul’s stint on the show last year.
Rahul, who came into the spotlight for his acquaintance with Pakistani-American terror convict David Coleman Headley, charged with scouting targets for the 26/11 Mumbai mayhem, raised quite a few eyebrows with his entry on the show. But he maintained a quiet demeanour, and mostly kept to himself. He was voted out in the fifth week of the show. Pooja, daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, made her Bollywood debut in 1991 with Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin, after which she featured in many films including Sadak, Sir, Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee, Chaahat and Zakhm.
She made her directorial debut with Paap in 2004, and continued remaining behind the camera for films like Holiday, Dhokha and Kajraare.
Bigg Boss, aired on Colors, is the Indian version of international reality show Big Brother where select few celebrities are locked up inside an isolated house, without any connection with the outside world. Their activities are captured by cameras 24X7.