Popular reality show Bigg Boss has given name and fame to many of its contestants, there are some who failed to make it big in the entertainment industry even after winning the show. One such name is Ashutosh Kaushik who won the second season of Bigg Boss.
He won Roadies 5.0 in 2007 and later participated in the second season of Bigg Boss in 2008, which he won. However he is no longer an active part of the entertainment industry. After doing small roles in some movies, he now runs dhabas in his hometown Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
In a 2021 interview with Hindustan Times, the actor said that he got too much too soon and didn’t know how to “cash it”. The former reality show winner revealed that he thinks he couldn’t value his victories and didn’t know what to do with them because of the lack of struggle in the entertainment industry. He added that he wasn’t ready for them back then and mostly won reality shows due to luck and by God’s grace and never really worked for it.
Ashutosh also tried his hand at acting and appeared in a couple of films like Kismat Love Paisa Dilli (2012) and Zila Ghaziabad (2013). However, he did not receive much love from the audience and fame that he expected he would.
In 2009, Ashutosh ran into trouble after he was arrested for riding his bike under the influence of alcohol. His license was also suspended for the same. In 2013 he was also involved in a pub brawl. Years later in 2021, Ashutosh went to court and invoked his ‘right to be forgotten’ and asked for the removal of online videos, photos, and articles that have had a negative effect on his life.
Ashutosh got married on his rooftop in 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic was at its peak. He added that he has no regrets about how things panned out and currently runs two dhabas successfully.