Monalisa got married to boyfriend Vikrant on Bigg Boss last week responds to questions on her marriage
Chaya Unnikrishnan (DNA; January 23, 2017)

Nobody, thought she would last in the Bigg Boss house for so long. Even her beau and now, husband Vikrant Singh had predicted that she will be out within two weeks. But Bhojpuri actress Monalisa defied all the naysayers and was part of the show till one week before the finale. She may not have made it to the finale, but she’s the one who has had the cake and the icing on it. Mona who was single when she went inside the house, has come out as married woman! She and Vikrant got hitched inside the house. Here the new bride talks about her marriage, her much talked-about friendship with Manu Punjabi, and her future plans.

Married and evicted in the same week! What are your feelings right now?
Honestly, I was thinking that immediately after marriage, meri bidaai ho jayegi! But I got to stay three more days. I am happy because I wanted to come out of the house. I used to be always upset inside the house.

Are you happy that you got married inside the house on national TV?
Vikrant and I were anyway thinking about getting married. I am from Kolkata, he is from UP and both of us are part of the Bhojpuri film industry. So, we had to take into consideration all the three places — where to get married and hold the reception. Yet, I never thought I will get married like this! I was overwhelmed when Vikrant proposed to me. He decided everything in consultation with my parents.

This is the second marriage in the house. The first one between Sara Khan and Ali Merchant did not last...
(Cuts in) We have been with each other for so many years that we were already like husband and wife. Sirf social stamp nahi tha. So, it’s (getting married in the house) not going to make any difference. We will always be together.

There was talk of your close friendship with Manu...
I felt bad about that. When you are staying in a house 24/7, you need to talk to somebody to survive. And some people you get closer to more than the others. I am a fun-loving girl by nature, and so is Manu. Masti mazaak nahi karenge toh rahenge kaise? Moreover, we were both sorted. At the beginning itself, he told me about his fiance and I told him about Vikrant.

Will you both remain friends?
Now, I am out and I will be busy with the shoot of my pending films and when Manu will come out, he too will get busy with his work. When you are inside the house 24/7, you have to talk, but that cannot always be maintained out of the house.

Manu commented about you getting close to Gaurav Chopra during the jacuzzi task...
I don’t know how the talk between Gaurav and me started. Actually, whenever we used to talk, it would be about Bani or about the Bhojpuri film industry. Bani was close to him.

Bani too said you were close to Manveer...
It was shocking — to hear her saying such things about me. In the first week, she told me that she was committed to someone and I told her about my relationship. I never commented on her closeness with Gaurav or Jason (Shah). I felt bad that she said that about me.

Will you take a break from films?
I have a lot of pending films to complete and new ones are also lined up. Immediately after getting married, ek alag sa feeling aa gaya tha, but I love acting and dancing and soon I will be back to doing that (smiles).