The winner and runner-up from Tamasha 2, Aruba Mirza & Junaid Niazi gave us a glimpse into their Tamasha 2 journey in an exclusive interview. Read to find out more!
After 50 days filled with fierce battles, heated arguments, triumphant victories, contagious laughter, and the occasional playful theft of personal belongings, the thrilling journey of Tamasha 2 finally draws to a close. Amidst the whirlwind of drama, there was a continuous flow of entertainment. Wherever there were daunting challenges, there were also heart-wrenching moments of disappointment. Throughout this journey, we witnessed both exemplary leadership and regrettable decisions.
Aruba Mirza’s remarkable achievement of securing the highest number of audience votes propelled her to victory in Tamasha Season 2, while Junaid Niazi claimed a well-deserved second place. Throughout the season, both Junaid and Aruba consistently captured the hearts of viewers, rarely finding themselves in the precarious “Khatary Ki Ghanti” (The Danger Zone) of elimination. Moreover, they excelled as equally adept Wazirs, but what will forever resonate with the audience and fans is the gripping last-minute showdown between these inseparable best friends.
Well, guess what, the two best-friends and competitors, Junaid Niazi and Aruba Mirza, came on over to FUCHSIA HQ to discuss their Tamasha 2 journey, their mental health and what they will miss the most:
Audiences Wished To Know Aruba’s Strategy To Avoid Doing Everybody Else’s Work? So We Asked Aruba What’s Her Trick!
Aruba says there was no such trick or a devised strategy on her part in trying to avoid doing the chores.
Aruba: “Jaisay faizan tha, usko aloo tarkari achi nae lagti, tou meri duty nae thi phir bhi mainay uskay liye jakay kuch aur banaya. Kitchen mai mera jana mana tha, tou Junaid akay nashta etc, deta tha mujhay. Yes, my friends did look after me.”
Junaid, chimed in: “I did the same for Natasha and I did it out of respect. Log samajhtay hai kaam karnay say nokar banjatay hain. Mai apnay ghar mai bhi yeh karta.”
You Were Not Afraid To Show Your Sensitive Or Real Sides? Did The Show Impact Your Mental Health?
Junaid: “They have 100+ cameras all around us, 24/7. The team is studying each person, they see all your weak points well and then they in turn create situations hitting them which lead to specifically make you angry. It took me some time to slowly realise this, realize I shouldn’t be reacting.”
“You couldn’t share your feelings with anyone there or talk to anyone, because they would only end up passing around your conversations so I ended up befriending the cameras because they wouldn’t judge.”
Aruba: “Definitely impacted my mental health, there were so many times one would go to the washroom to cry and breakdown. The environment became such in the 3rd week that I felt that we might not survive here. Someone would be your friend one moment and the next would be your enemy. You couldn’t understand what you could say to whom, kon dost hai, kon nahi hai. Mai nay Faizan kay baray mai ek line bhi boli thi; jo sabka dost hota hai wo kisi ka dost nae hota.“
What Was The Turning Point In Your Tamasha House Journey?
Junaid: “When my daughter visited me in the Tamasha house, that was the turning point for me. I got a boost of positivity; she is my lucky charm. So, I started fresh. I thought, mai dil say jaisa hou waisay he raho ga. I wasted 2 weeks in the beginning but post that I wanted to enjoy the experience. I thought mai jab bhi jao mai khush hou, afsos na kero.“
We Asked Aruba: You Have A 10 Year Old Daughter. It Must Have Been Hard To Decide To Do This As A Single Mother. What Gave You The Motivation To Participate In Tamasha?
What an adorably, empowering mother and daughter duo!
How Was Your Birthday At The Tamasha House?
Aruba: “It was very bad, very bad. My first and last bad birthday. It was spent in jail, but my friends got me a cake to cut while I was locked up. But it’s fine, it was a memorable experience.”
For Junaid: Your Morning Dances Were Quite Famous But How Would You Be In The Mood To Dance After All The Fights & Drama The Past Day?
Junaid: “I decided I want to start my day with full energy and spend the whole day with that continued energy. If my energy was low, I would spend the whole day with that kind of low energy. I came to the show for my fans and so I wanted to show this side of me, how I can have fun and I have energy. That’s why I had been thinking since the first day that when I will wake up in the morning, I will dance for my fans and for myself so that I can transfer all the positive energy to everyone around me.”
We Saw You & The Boys Cooking Specifically For Yourselves In the Tamasha House, Do You Cook At Home Too Or Was That Your First Time?
Did you know Junaid Niazi went to Australia for his Masters and learnt to cook through video calls with his mom?
Junaid: “No, no, it wasn’t my first time. When I went to Australia for my Masters, we four friends all lived in a house. All of us were from Pakistan, so, we all had duties assigned to each other just like in Tamasha. So, I had to cook, I had learnt from my mother on video calls at that time. But later, when I came here and started working, I still do cook sometimes whenever I feel like it.”
Interested to know what your favorite actor can cook well? He sure can cook up a storm! He said: “I can cook all kinds of foods, I make chicken, I bake, I make pizza, ice cream, Chinese. So, whenever I get excited and I get in the mood, I cook. ”
What Will You Miss The Most?
Junaid: “I will remember the people. The fun, jokes, teasing I will remember that. And I think once we all become busy in our work, we will not be able to meet all of those people. I will miss all of them a lot.”
The Difference You Feel In Yourselves Post Tamasha?
Junaid: “I have become very calm now, when we had to stay hungry for 2 days tou ehsaas hua unka bhi jinko nae milta, time ka ehsaas hua, zindagi mai discipline kitna zaroori hai, yeh samajh aya. I took this opportunity to self-assess, question myself about where I am wrong where I am right. Life mai app perfect nae housaktay but improve karsaktay hain.”
Aruba: “Everybody at home used to tell me kay tum jazbaati hou, thora calm raha kero. Tou jab mai gae Tamasha ghar mai tou mainay dekha bhi aur yeh samjha bhi.“
“We even had a discussion amongst ourselves around this on the last day, about who lacks what and what are our strengths. Mainay waqt ke pabandi aur qadar seekhi. I am very particular about food tou jab mujhay kuch acha nae milta tha tou mai raat ko imagine karti thi kay mai McDonald’s order karai houn. It helped me realize jo cheez mil rae hai usmay khush rahay kyun kay hum insaan kabhi kabhi cheezou kay peechay time gawa detay hain. Mujhay dosto ke ehmiat bhi pata chali.”
We hope this exclusive conversation between the two best-friends: the winner & runner-up, Aruba Mirza and Junaid Niazi, from Tamasha was a fun one for you to read. It also gave us a peek into their mindsets as they have just freshly returned back to the real world from the Tamasha house after more than 50 days!