People are jealous of me: Mahek Chahal


New Delhi, Jan. 23 -- While many say that her friendship with actor Salman Khan is the reason she bagged two seasons of reality show Bigg Boss (the current season and season five in 2011), actor Mahek Chahal says that she does not let this loose talk bother her.

"There were people who were jealous of me when I was in the game last time because I had worked with Salman twice before. But my fans love me for who I am and not who I know," says Mahek, who just got evicted from the show.

The actor, who has featured in films such as Wanted (2009) and Chameli (2004), was at loggerheads with Sambhavna Seth in the house, but Mahek has no hard feelings.

"We disagreed on certain things, but everything was fine when I left the house," she says. Contestants Upen Patel and Karishma Tanna's new found love has become a talking point, not just among viewers, but also among the inmates, especially because Karishma is known to be dating someone outside the house.

However, Mahek supports the couple. "I guess Upen's charm is working on her. Plus, she has often admitted that her relationship outside is not working," she says.

During the finale of the last season, Mahek's boyfriend Danish Khan, had proposed to her, but she says that they have split up now. "It didn't work out. Now, I want to focus on work and give time to myself," she says.