In a recent interview, actor Faisal Khan was asked why he turned down the offer to feature in the upcoming season of the reality TV show Bigg Boss. Responding to the question, he shared that contestants play mind games with one another and he did not want to get trapped in that zone. He then revealed he was once “caged” in his brother-actor Aamir Khan’s house, which left him traumatised, and he does not intend on getting locked in again.
Taking to Instagram, the Basti star detailed his decision to reject the upcoming installment of Bigg Boss. “Today is a happy day for me because I got two offers today. One was for Bigg Boss but I declined it. There was another offer for a TV serial. I am quite excited that people are thinking about me and considering me. I am happy. Please pray for me that I get some good work so I can try and entertain you all, be it a web series or a film,” said Faisal, in a video shared on the social media platform.
Meanwhile, whilst speaking to Times of India, he said, “In Bigg Boss, everyone is pitted against each other, they fight, argue and then you’re also given tasks. They play with you mentally. I didn’t want to get trapped in that zone. They give you some money but by Allah’s grace, I don’t need much money. So, I thought why should I get caged? Who likes being caged? Everyone likes a free life. That’s fun, you know. Qaid hone mein mazaa nahin hai (There’s no fun in being caged). I have been caged once in Aamir’s house. I don’t intend to get caged again. I want to live free and flow like water.”
Faisal fought a legal battle with his family back in 2007. Talking to Hindustan Times about the same in 2008, the Dushmani actor had said, “Frankly, I was never ill. Everything said about me was speculative and spread by my elder brother Aamir Khan and other family members. In fact, I was kidnapped, under house arrest and unwanted drugs were given to me.”