Bigg Boss 13: Koena Mitra was once locked in the bathroom by possessive ex

Updated: Oct 05, 2019, 18:58 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Koena Mitra made some terrifying revelations about her past relationship in the Bigg Boss 13 house.

Koena Mitra. Picture Courtesy: Instagram/koena's fan club
Koena Mitra. Picture Courtesy: Instagram/koena's fan club

In the Bigg Boss 13 episode that aired on Friday, October 4, Koena Mitra was speaking to Dalljiet Kaur and Siddhartha Dey, where she shared details about her past relationship. The actress, who rose to fame with her sing 'O Saki Saki' revealed that her ex-boyfriend was extremely possessive of her.

Narrating a scary incident, Koena Mitra said that once when he was in Mumbai, her ex locked her inside the bathroom. The reason for doing this was that he didn't want her to go to work. Without revealing his name or identity, Koena said that he was from Turkey, and wanted her to go there with him.

The ex-boyfriend apparently wanted her to leave India and settle in Turkey. The Apna Sapna Money Money actress also said that she had a troubled relationship with him. He often asked Koena to meet his parents in Turkey. Once, when Koena jokingly asked what he would do after marriage, he said that he would burn her passport and not let her leave Turkey. This statement raised a red flag for Koena, and she broke up with him. Even after breaking up with him, she was scarred by the idea of getting into a relationship. As claimed by Koena, she didn't dare seeing anyone else.

On the other hand, in the first 'Weekend Ka Vaar' by host Salman Khan, the contestants will finally be given a report card based on their performance inside the house. Watch this promo:

Coming back to Koena, she was born on January 7, 1984, and was raised in Kolkata. She attended Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and has done her majors in psychology. Koena started her career in showbiz as a model, while she was still studying. She has done films like Musafir and Apna Sapna Money Money.

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Koena Mitra: The dusky beauty's journey before entering Bigg Boss 13 is quite interesting
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    Born on January 7, 1984, Koena Mitra was raised in Kolkata, India. Koena had attended Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and has done majors in psychology. Koena started her career in the showbiz as a model, while she was still studying in school. (All photos/mid-day archives and AFP)

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    Koena Mitra was 17 when she won Gladrags Mega Model India 2001. The bong beauty also emerged as one of the top-12 semifinalists of Miss Intercontinental Pageant in Germany out of 84 countries.

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    Koena Mitra bagged many commercials post her modelling stint and appeared in ads for brands such as Mirinda, Clinic All Clear, Maruti Alto, and various local jewellery products.

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    Koena Mitra was 18 when she made her Bollywood debut by doing an item song 'Khullam Khulla' with Ganesh Acharya in the popular Vivek Oberoi, Manoj Bajpayee and Antara Mali-starrer Road.

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    However, in 2004, Koena Mitra finally bagged a film and made her acting debut. She played the role of Lara in Sanjay Dutt-starrer Musafir. Though she had little to do in the film, her biggest success came with Musafir's song 'O Saki Saki'.

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    After Musafir, Koena Mitra starred in 2005's Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena, which went on to become quite a successful film. Koena played a pivotal role in the film, opposite Fardeen Khan.

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    Koena Mitra tasted success again with Apna Sapna Money Money, which released in 2006. The comic caper starring Riteish Deshmukh, Shreyas Talpade, Celina Jaitly, Anupam Kher, Riya Sen, Jackie Shroff, Bobby Darling, Rajpal Yadav, Chunky Panday, and Suniel Shetty, had Koena playing Shreyas' love interest.

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    But, Koena Mitra couldn't make a mark in the film industry post-Apna Sapna Money Money. And soon disappeared from the showbiz.

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    After almost a decade, Koena Mitra is back in the limelight. She is now a contestant in the 13th season of Bigg Boss.

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    Talking about participating in Bigg Boss, Koena Mitra told IANS, "At the age of 18, I had participated in a beauty pageant. I represented India and won the title. That was my last competition. First and last. After that, I never really took part in any competition or reality show. This is my first (reality show) experience and it is going to be an adventurous journey!"

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    Like any other celebrity, Koena Mitra, too feels, being a contestant on Bigg Boss will help fans know her better as a person. "They have seen me in different characters, they have seen me as a model, they have watched my films and interviews, but on this show, they will see the person that I am. I thought it is going to be a great opportunity to reach out to them. My fans on social media try to assume things (about me) most of the time. This time they will see the person. So, that's a brilliant opportunity," said Koena.

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    On the work front, Koena Mitra is planning to turn producer. She revealed that she has received some really nice scripts and is eager to produce both movies and web series once she is done with Bigg Boss 13.

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    Here's wishing all the very best to Koena Mitra for Bigg Boss 13!

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