Actress Juhi Parmar, who emerged victorious in the reality show Bigg Boss 5, considers the win a double whammy as it broke the jinx of her long-associated overweight image, which had adversely affected her small screen career.
It is like a second inning 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 which I gained due to medical reasons. But there are no excuses accepted in the industry. For me the struggle was to lose weight...my target was that, Parmar said in an interview, according to The Economic Times.
A report by the Web site Young Kingdom says that the actress has hypothyroidism, a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone, leading to weight gain. As tough as it is for many who suffer from this condition, Parmar owes her successful weightloss to a healthy diet and dancing, which she takes up as exercise.
Parmar, who is a television favorite in many Indian households, lost 10 kg before coming into the Bigg Boss house. The medley of cat-fights, physical and verbal abuses associated with the show, might have been a bit too much for Parmar to bear, who lost another four kg in the fourteen weeks of her stay at the house.
In the final battle of survival, Parwar walked away with the 10 million INR cash prize, leaving Salman Khan's reportedly favourite actress Mahek Chahal in the second place. Other contestants in the final five included Amar Upadhyay, Akashdeep Saigal aka Sky and Siddharth Bhardwaj.
The results announced at a power-packed event had major celebrities, including Sanjay Dutt, Salman Khan and Indo-Canadian adult film star Sunny Leone gracing the occasion. Controversy queen Rakhi Sawant and Malaika Arora also put up sizzling performances and had the audience gyrating to their beats.
The reality show, which kickstarted over four months back, had 14 contestants living under continuous camera surveillance and cut off from the outside world in the Bigg Boss House.
As for getting the most popularity votes in the fifth season of the show, Parmar said in a statement in The Economic Times, I am happy and thankful to the audience....I supported the truth since the start of the show and everyone has seen it. My family was my biggest support system. Whenever I was weak, I used to think of my parents, my husband and my in-laws.