This is my second innings: Bigg Boss winner Juhi Parmar

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Jan 08, 2012 10:17:31 IST

Mumbai: TV actress Juhi Parmar, who has won the fifth season of controversial reality show 'Bigg Boss' says it is a second inning for her as her 'weighty' issues had kept her away from small screen.

"It is like a second innings for me....I wanted to start work but only after reducing weight...getting in proper shape. I was away from work for a year or so. My weight was a big hindrance in my career. I had gained weight due to medical reasons. But no excuses are accepted in the industry. For me the struggle was to lose weight...my target was that," Juhi told PTI in an interview.

"Bigg Boss came my way so I took it up. I thought it was the right thing before I begin work with a rocking start," she said.

 This is my second innings: Bigg Boss winner Juhi Parmar

Juhi Parmar won Bigg Boss 5. Screengrab from Ibn live

Before getting into Bigg Boss, Juhi had lost 10 kgs and after going to the show she lost four kgs.

"The feeling has yet to sink in. Forget about winning the show I had never expected to be there till finale. I felt as I was not the focal point of the show I may not last longer. As I never picked up fights or anything of that sort," Juhi said.

"I was not the silent player. I used to talk, laugh, cry, voice my opinion, stood up for the truth," she said.

Juhi feels fights and controversies do not help any contestant in the long run.

"If I pick up fights and all that was concerned then I wouldn't have won the show. I have hardly had any major fight on the show. It takes you ahead in the show as it does not help you in winning. That is not the mantra," she said.

Juhi won Rs one crore prize money besides a trophy. But the actress has not yet thought of how she would spend the money, except that she would keep it for kids.

PTI

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Updated Date: Jan 08, 2012 10:20:08 IST