Bollywood aspirant Elli Avram of Swedish-Greek origin, who has been eliminated from the Bigg Boss - Saath 7 house, can't hide her gratitude for the warmth that the reality show's host and Bollywood star Salman Khan's extended to her.
"I don't know why he was so nice to me. He is a big superstar. And his kindness meant a lot to me," said Elli, who was evicted Saturday.
"I think he sensed that I was all alone in Bigg Boss house. The only foreigner. He helped me feel comfortable in Bigg Boss by just the way he spoke to me. Of course, I soon became comfortable in there. I've learnt a lot of Hindi in there," she added.
She comes away from Bigg Boss with a good feeling about most of the inmates. "My friends say, I find everyone to be good and likeable. But I can't help it. I don't have unkind thoughts about anyone inside the Bigg Boss house."
"Yes, there were stressful moments and ugly scenes with some of them. But it was soon okay," she added.
"If you ask me, who my special friends are I'd say Hazel Keech. She was the first to leave Bigg Boss house. But during her last three days in the House we really bonded very very well. Hazel is someone I'd like to meet again now that I'm out of the house," she said.
Another close friend Elli has come away with is Ratan Rajput. "She sent me a sari for Diwali and I wore it for my farewell episode on Bigg Boss. I hope Ratan was watching," said Elli who is also fond of Sangram Singh and VJ Andy.