Mumbai: Popular television actor Gaurav Chopra says participating in realty show "Bigg Boss" will be sort of a health check-up for him.
Gaurav is best remembered for his role of Raghuvendra Pratap Rathore in the show "Uttaran". His portrayal of an army officer in "Left Right Left" also garnered him a lot of praise.
The actor says he will find out his real self in the house as "Bigg Boss" shows a variety of different emotions of the contestants - from back-biting to groupism to arguments and fights.
"I think the show will be my health check-up. I will get to know how fit or unfit I am in different kind of real situations and scenarios," Gaurav told PTI.
"I wanted to do something different. I wanted to challenge myself in this game of 'Bigg Boss' where you come across different kind of people and given the circumstances in the house, how one survives till the end is what matters," he said.
The 37-year-old actor reveals he was approached for the much talked about show earlier as well, but things did not work out then.
"I was approached seven-eight times for 'Bigg Boss', but things did not fall in place, like the negotiations (fee for 'Bigg Boss') and other reasons. I believe when it ('Bigg Boss') has to happen it will happen. I am glad things worked this time and I am in the house," he said.
A new twist being introduced in the new season of "Bigg Boss" is that celebrity contestants and common people will be staying under the same roof.
"I don't think it (concept of common man and celebrities staying together) will be much of a difference for us (celebrities) as I feel we are also regular, normal people. Whatever we are today is because of them (common people), so it's time to show our gratitude personally on the show," he said.
Aired on Colors channel, the tenth season of the show is hosted by Salman Khan and it has other celebrity contestants like actor Rahul Dev, VJ Bani, television actors Rahul Mehra and Karan Mehra, model Lopamudra Raut and Bhojpuri actress Monalisa, besides seven commoners.