Mumbai, Oct 3: Alleging that her husband has been kept as a “hostage” in a Kathmandu prison, Nihita Biswas, the Nepali wife of serial killer Charles Sobhraj, has revealed that she is participating in the reality show ‘Bigg Boss 5' to explore new challenges in life.
“The government over there (Nepal) is against us. They are not allowing us...giving us a fair trial. They are not accepting our legal petition. We are just demanding a fair trial. It is a basic thing that we are asking for. The government has illegally taken him (Sobhraj) into custody. He has been illegally convicted. He has been kept as a hostage in an illegal place. We would challenge the verdict in other court,” Nihita told PTI in an interview.
Sobhraj, who is of Indian and Vietnamese origin, has many monikers like ‘the serpent' and ‘the bikini killer and alleged to have committed at least 12 murders throughout Southeast Asia during the 70's, targetting mostly the Western tourists.
He has been behind bars in a Kathmandu prison since 2003 and fighting a legal battle in three courts there with each of them convicting him in connection with the murder of an American tourist in 1975.
Nihita, 22, shot to fame three years ago when she reportedly married Sobhraj in Kathmandu prison claiming she had fallen in love with him.
Nihita said she agreed to participate in the fifth season of the reality show ‘Bigg Boss' to explore new challenges in life.“Doing reality shows was never on my mind. I had not thought of it....it happened just that when I got the offer.
I got a call for participating in this show and my husband said I must do it. He was very supportive. I think it will be a nice and different experience for me. It will also help me connect with different people,” Nihita said. “Prior to this (Bigg Boss 5) there were no offers from any reality show. I guess this show suits me.
I like the concept of the show of being tried and tested in different situations. I can say the show is a challenge...like everything in life is a challenge. So I need to experience this challenge,” she added.
Replying to a query regarding her perception regarding the show being hosted by actors Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt, she said “there is no purpose or reason to coming to this show. I am here only to get the new experience. One must try different things in life. I am going to be just myself on the show. There is no strategy that I would follow to woo other contestants”.“I have no expectations from the show.
I do not know the consequences of doing this show. I don't know the outcome,” Nihita added. PTI