“I like doing reality shows. It really helps me to attract more and more audience. I like to be real, and these are the platforms that help me do that,” Nikki Tamboli said of joining Khatron Ke Khiladi 11, after her stint on Bigg Boss 14.
In an exclusive chat with indianexpress.com, the actor shared how much she loved shooting for KKK 11. The show hosted by Rohit Shetty gave her the opportunity not only to enjoy adventure but also to make great friends. She also revealed that the tasks turned out to be scarier than she thought.
“When I watched this show as a kid, I kept thinking I could handle all the challenges so easily. But when I was put in the situation, I thought, ‘This is not what I imagined’. I would keep telling the team, ‘I want to go home,’” Nikki said, adding that in 11 Khatron Ke Khiladi she just cried and screamed.
While many former contestants have talked about fighting their fears on the show, Nikki Tamboli had a different take on it. “Honestly, you can’t overcome your fears in a few days. If someone throws a snake at me today, I’ll be scared. Yes, I managed to fight my mind for a few moments and complete the tasks, but I won’t say my fears are gone.”
She also cheekily said that as the show airs, she will score herself a perfect 10. If she posted that, she’d want the public to rate her.
Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 will also reunite Nikki Tamboli with her Bigg Boss 14 fellow inmates Rahul Vaidya and Abhinav Shukla. Speaking about her bond with these contestants, the actor said: “Today we are all very good friends and have supported each other throughout our KKK 11 journey. It was good to have them both around as they motivated and encouraged me. Fans would even be surprised to see how good the comparison of Rahul and Abhinav has now become.”
When asked to choose between Bigg Boss and Khatron Ke Khiladi, Nikki concluded: “Khatron has been a lot harder this season because it’s dare vs darr. It’s super crazy. I loved Bigg Boss and really had a lot of fun there.”
Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 premieres tonight at 9.30pm on Colors.