"They said such horrible things about me"
Nikki Tamboli has responded to the criticism she received shortly after her brother’s death.
The former Bigg Boss contestant’s elder brother Jatin passed away due to Covid-19 on May 4, 2021.
Just days later, Nikki travelled to Cape Town to shoot for her upcoming reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi 11.
Her decision drew a lot of criticism, with many calling her out for “enjoying” life so soon after the tragedy.
However, Nikki revealed that she could not care about what people say. She said she was doing her job and no one can shame her for that.
Nikki said: “People took it the wrong way. I was already dealing with so much mentally.
“They said such horrible things about me going to Cape Town leaving my family behind.
“But people will always have something to say no matter what you do. Why should I care about that?
“They’re going to judge you and pass comments anyway.
“I was doing my job, I didn’t go back on my commitment.
“The thought of quitting never came to my mind. I was being a true professional, I don’t care what people have to say.”
Nikki Tamboli went on to say that it was her parents who told her to go and do her job.
“I just wanted to move on, and keep taking challenges and risk.
“Doing the show was a risk for me because I left my mum and dad in that situation where they couldn’t handle themselves, but still they were my backbone.
“They told me that you’ve to go there because you have your commitment, and not matter what the situation is, just don’t give up. They’re proud of me.”
On the criticism, Nikki took it in a positive way and used it to motivate her on Khatron Ke Khiladi 11.
“I went there and gave my best. I’m proud of myself.”
Admitting that the period was very difficult for her, Nikki continued:
“Mentally, I was very disturbed and not prepared to do my best. My family was in shambles, I lost my brother.”
“It was very difficult for me to perform and reach that expectation.
“I’m just 24 and not that mature to handle the situation.”
Although she misses her brother, Nikki said that working has helped her.
“I have music videos coming up and I’m in talks for some films down south and web series.
“Work has been healing for me.”