Mon, 30 Dec 2013 09:15:00 GMT | By PTI

Armaan just a friend; family not against me: Tanisha

'Bigg Boss 7' first runner-up Tanisha Mukherjee talks about rumoured boyfriend Armaan Kohli

Armaan just a friend; family not against me: Tanisha (© Varinder Chawla)

Mumbai: Amid reports of her closeness with Armaan Kohli, a co-contestant on reality show 'Bigg Boss 7', actress Tanisha Mukherjee said he was just a "friend".

Tanisha was pipped by model-turned-actress Gauhar Khan to the top prize on the seventh season of the show. Tanisha, daughter of yesteryears' actress Tanuja and sister of Kajol, rubbished reports that her family was upset about herself and Armaan. Tanisha has faced flak for not standing up to Armaan's aggressive behaviour during her stint on the show.

"Armaan is my friend... He has supported me. I hope maine bahut logo ke dil jeete hai. I made friends in the house and will continue to remain friends with Andy, Elli and Armaan. My family is not upset with me and Armaan. Family is protective... No one will like their daughter to get involved in a fight. My family is happy with me," Tanisha said.

Asked if her proximity to Armaan was a mind game, she replied, "I don't understand game".

There were reports that Tanisha's brother-in-law, Ajay Devgn, had tried to remove her from the show and had even written to the channel regarding the same. "I don't think family writes letters or takes me out of the house... they are supportive... they are happy," she said.

"Coming from a big family, I took a risk by coming here ... watched by 85 cameras all the time. I have faith in my upbringing," she said.

Besides Gauahar and Tanisha, other contestants left in the house for the finale were Sangram Singh and Ajaz Khan.

Reacting to ex-contestant Asif's comment that romance on the show between herself and Armaan had worked in her favour, Tanisha said, "I don't know... that is his view".

On Gauhar, she said, "I am happy for Gauahar... I don't know if we will interact".

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