Bigg Boss 14: Shehzad Deol feels Shehnaaz Gill 'opened doors for Punjabi talent'
Before Bigg Boss, Shehzad was seen in the model hunt show Top Model India and the reality show, Ace of Space.
Model Shehzad Deol says entering the Bigg Boss 14 house as the first turbaned Sardar is an honour.
"It's an absolute honour for me to represent my culture on the show. Entering the house as the first turbaned Sardar is a huge thing. The turban is my biggest identity as well as my USP," he told IANS.
In 2012, former cricketer and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu had appeared in the Bigg Boss house as the first turbaned Sikh, but had to leave the show after a few days owing to political commitments.
Shehzad also expressed his fondness for Bigg Boss 13 contestant, Punjabi singer Shehnaaz Gill.
"I admire Shehnaaz a lot. Last season she came and presented Punjab and Punjabis in such a beautiful way. She has opened the doors for more Punjabi talent in the Hindi entertainment industry, especially 'Bigg Boss'," added the Punjab-born artiste.