32-year-old Mahek Chahal, who has worked with Salman in films like Wanted and Main Aurr Mrs Khanna, was accused by ex-contestant Pooja Bedi of being the actor's favourite. Mahek denied the claims saying if that would have been the case, she would have won the show.
"She (Pooja) is a very insecure person. That's why she has been spreading such lies. She is a woman of 40 and it surprises me that she indulges in such cheap publicity stunts. If I was really Mr Khan's (Salman) favourite I would have been the main lead in all his films. I should also have won the show," Mahek told PTI.
Mahek further added that she has known Salman Khan since the age of 18.
Contrary to previous claims by other contestants that audience watch the edited version of the show, Mahek said that though Bigg Boss 5 does not edit out the happenings in the house, they telecast a shorter version of it. She also said that fellow contestant Sky (Akashdeep Saigal) is the bad boy in the house.
Speaking about Akashdeep Saigal aka Sky, Mahek said, "He does not respect women. He can't tolerate if someone puts forward his or her opinion. He will scream, abuse and emotionally break that person. That is his tactic."
Mahek has also done item numbers in films like Chameli, Wanted, Yamla Pagla Deewana, Jai Veeru and also major television commercials. After being locked inside the house for 10 weeks, Mahek is happy to get her freedom back and hopes that Bigg Boss 5 will open new opportunities for her in Bollywood. "I am relieved, I finally get my freedom back. Now, I will concentrate on my clothing line. I hope that people in the industry have got to know me better and my career will get a boost after the show. I am waiting for many successful opportunities to come my way," Mahek said.