Actor Akashdeep Saigal, who entered the Bigg Boss 5 house, has said reality shows wanted to cash in on his 'bad' image to grab eyeballs. In an interview with the PTI, the Television star says that he is least bothered about it because people around him know how respectful and professional he is.
Akashdeep Saigal had played negative role of Ansh Gujral in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. With this, he became popular as angry young man. Talking about his baddie image, he said, "Since I portrayed the character of Ansh, people have started taking me as a negative person. I feel reality shows want to cash in on my bad boy image. They want to show me in a bad light for publicity reasons."
When asked whether he gets affected by such negative portrayal, the actor replied, "No, I am certainly not bothered if I am shown as a bad boy on shows. I need not justify people about anything. I am not a bad person. People close to me know what kind of a person I am...how respectful and professional I am."
The fourth male contestant in Bigg Boss 5 said, "I wanted to be on the show so that people can see the real me. They have always heard bad things about me but never seen it." Akashdeep added, "I am not going to follow any strategy. All I will do is cook some good food for everyone as they have been in the house since beginning and need some relax."
However, Akashdeep Saigal had played a villain in 2009 blockbuster Tamil film Ayan. He was once kicked out of a reality show Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao for his 'bad' behaviour. He has another Hindi film lined up for release in February but he does not want to reveal anything about the movie.