Bigg Boss 10: Evicted wild card entrant Elena Kazan blames the show format for an early exit

Seema Sinha

Dec 05, 2016 09:59:32 IST

Last Sunday, Salman Khan shocked the housemates of Bigg Boss 10 when he introduced them to the four wild card contestants in a very dramatic manner.  Supermodel Jason Shah, actors Elena Kazan and Sahil Anand, and ex-contestant Priyanka Jagga made their way into the house and started competing with the existing contestants.  Post the ‘Dome’ task, which caused a lot of drama, four housemates were nominated for eviction, those being Bani J, Rahul Dev, Jason and Elena.

 Bigg Boss 10: Evicted wild card entrant Elena Kazan blames the show format for an early exit

Elena Kazan

They landed in the danger zone last week and were made to stay in a ‘jail’. And now, when the evictions happened, it is Elena who has been eliminated from the show after just one week of stay in the house. As the show host, Salman Khan said on Weekend Ka Vaar  after announcing Elena's elimination  - "Elena's journey ended in just one week and even that one week, she spent in a small room, behind the bars. She couldn't enjoy the stay in the house with other contestants. It's all because of the audience votes."

Well, no surprises there. The Agent Vinod actress hardly had any presence on the show, and that could be the reason of her getting lesser votes than other nominated contestants. However,  Elena attributes her early eviction largely to the format of the show.

Elena feels that she as well as the other wild card entrants would have got noticed by the viewers if they were put in the house and then shifted to 'jail'.  She elaborates, “Ideally the show organisers should have put us in the house for the first few days and then in the 'jail' because then we would have got the chance to interact and mingle with the contestants. By being in jail right from the start, we got completely isolated and didn’t get the chance to create any impression in the minds of the viewers. Audience didn’t get to know us at all.”

However, she further adds, “Well, but the concept was designed in this way, I cannot have my point of view. It wasn’t designed to showcase me. And in any case everybody has been saying that the wildcard entrants never win, so I didn’t expect much. I am being realistic.”  “But what is interesting is that I spent only one week in the house and I feel as if I was inside for a month. There were so many things happening inside, most of which was extreme. But there’s no clock in the house, so one wouldn’t know if it was morning or night. We were busy doing tasks and then there was this gong making a loud sound,” she says.

Elena is also of the opinion that the ‘Dome’ task that led to her nomination, could have been more creatively conceptualised. She partnered with Nitibha Kaul; she gave up and came out when Nitibha decided to pee while inside the dome. “Who is going to pee first should not be the criteria. It was not my thing to pee inside the dome, and I would have never done so on national television. But yes, I did like the captaincy task of painting the canvas and the cycling task as well. These were fascinating concepts,” says Elena.

The German-Russian actress speaks fluent Hindi since she has traveled widely across India. She debuted in cinema with a Bengali movie called Clerk opposite Prosenjit Chatterjee and went on to do movies like Agent Vinod, Gandhi to Hitler, Prague and Aasma among other projects. Elena also has a strong point of view when it comes to promising contenders in the Bigg Boss house.  She feels, Gaurav Chopra, VJ Bani and Priyanka Jagga are good players. "Gaurav is intelligent and calm. Bani is also quite smart and Priyanka is tough and competitive. She wants to win," says Elena, who is happy to be out of the house because of the "tough stay, non-cooperative contestants and dirty and messy surroundings."

Elena, who was stationed in a small jail area in the house, says “It was all so disorganised. The contestants would take lot of time to prepare food. It was so taxing and tough, and then the kitchen and the entire house was so dirty. They would eat stuff, throw things around and would tell each other to clean the kitchen. Otherwise I was fine with the competition.”  Further, pointing out Lopamudra’s attitude, Elena says, “We were continuously peddling and Lopa was trying to tell us that she’s working very hard just because she had to make the food for us. Where is the comparison between cooking and peddling for day and night? Who would want to stay in a house like that? I was really upset with Lopa.”

While giving her opinion on Manveer's accident when he fell on his head during the captaincy task of canvas painting, Elena says that it was clearly Manveer’s fault as he had got too aggressive. “I felt bad and was also glad that he didn’t hurt more but he was going crazy. He was snatching the paint brush from Gaurav who was very calm.  Everybody was telling Manveer to stay cool but he wasn’t listening,” says Elena, further adding, “And it was wrong for people to call Gaurav inhuman because he knew that there were people to take care of Manveer and hence he continued with his task.”

Elena also felt that Om Swami was at times being targeted unnecessarily. “Agreed, Swamiji did crazy things in the house but at times he was made the scapegoat even if he was not in the wrong.  He was very cooperative, he once helped me in washing dishes. Jason, Sahil and I had good experience with him. He would chat with us and helped us a lot as we were in 'jail'. People were very callous and disrespectful towards him."

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Updated Date: Dec 05, 2016 09:59:32 IST