"It was a rocky ride for me"
Tina Datta claimed she was in a “state of trauma” inside the Bigg Boss 16 house.
Tina was evicted from the show, having received the least number of votes.
During her time on the show, Tina first befriended Abdu Rozik. She later became known for her close but seemingly toxic bond with Shalin Bhanot.
Speaking about her eviction, Tina said:
“I had my inhibitions about signing up for Bigg Boss 16 because surviving in this house can be very challenging. I’m happy to see my family, friends.”
After her eviction, Shalin appeared to celebrate it.
But Archana Gautam and Priyanka Chahar Choudhary were not happy with the eviction. Archana told Priyanka that Shalin destroyed Tina and Soundarya Sharma’s reputations.
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Speaking about her time on Bigg Boss 16, Tina said:
“No other experience would have taught me as many life lessons I have learnt on the show.”
She also thanked “everyone who has worked hard to put this incredible show together”, adding:
“Now that I’m out of the house, I feel that I can take on anything.”
Tina explained that there were ups and downs, saying:
“It was a rocky ride for me as I had good and bad experiences.
“I never thought that I could be a part of a show like Bigg Boss and so I was scared and sceptical both at the same time when I said yes to this show this season.
“The kind of situations I have faced inside the house, I wasn’t even sure if I will be able to keep up with it or will be able to survive it for so long.
“But eventually, I used to tell myself that I am a survivor.
“I survived the loss of my pet who was like my baby when I was inside the house, then I survived two broken ankles, all the Weekend Ka Vaars on me, and towards the end a broken tooth. It is unbelievable!”
She said that while it was amazing to see her name trending on social media, the backlash she faced was tough.
Tina Datta said: “When I came outside, I realised I was trending online and it was amazing.
“But being backlashed inside the house on various occasions, I wasn’t allowed to play the game properly.”
“Talking about Salman Khan sir, he tried to make me understand a lot of things and was really supportive. But he wasn’t able to watch the show all the time. I always tried to take a stand for myself.”
She admitted that her relationship with Shalin Bhanot took a toll on her.
“The Shalin Bhanot topic really took a toll on me and I was like can I please play my own game?
“When I became friends with Priyanka Choudhary recently, I was told by Farah Khan ma’am that we both are the really mean and most hated girls on the show by the viewers.
“I was in a state of trauma inside the Bigg Boss house.”