Opening up about having a ‘possessive boyfriend’ in college, Nikki Tamboli said in an interview that this was a reason why her family stopped her from going to college. She however still did not break up with him.
Nikki talked about the consequences she faced because of that relationship. “Yeah, I had a possessive boyfriend in my college. But gharwalon ko pata chal gaya tha toh phir mera college jaana bandh kar diya tha (When my family found out, they stopped me from going to college),” she told radio host Siddharth Kannan.
On being asked why her family reacted that way, Nikki said that the guy was not from her college and that he was an outsider. “Toh papa kehte the, ‘Yaar, tu college jaati hai padhne, phir bahar ke ladko se teri dosti kaise ho gayi?’ (My father said, ‘You go to college to study, then how did you end up meeting boys from outside?’).”
Nikki has worked in Tamil and Telugu films such as Chikati Gadilo Chithakotudu, Kanchana 3 and Thipparaa Meesam. But she gained fame and became a household name after she participated in Bigg Boss 14. She was evicted but returned to the show soon after and ended up becoming the second runner-up.
After Bigg Boss 14, Nikki was seen as a contestant on Khatron Ke Khiladi 11. She was the first one to be evicted having aborted most stunts. She later shared an Instagram post.
“#timingiswrong It’s as difficult to describe in words as it was to perform that difficult stunt out there. I know this came as a shock to all my fans and I too was disappointed about it but more than that I want to say sorry and thank you to Rohit sir that in spite of such motivation and mentoring I couldn’t make it and did abort the stunt.” she wrote, sharing a video of her elimination stunt.
She was brought back on the show but could not make it to the finals.