You may hate it or love it, but you sure as hell can’t ignore popular reality TV show, Bigg Boss. Earlier last month, the 13th season of the show came to an end with Sidharth Shukla being announced as the winner. The fans and viewers of this season of Bigg Boss were largely divided between two contestants — Sidharth and Asim Riaz. While the show was still on, there were several fans who thought the channel was biased against Sidharth because he was the lead actor in many of Colors TV‘s serials. He had grabbed eyeballs while he was in the Bigg Boss house for his aggressive behaviour. In spite this, he hardly got told off by the show’s host Salman Khan.
Now, in a recent interview with SpotBoye, he responds to claims that Salman was biased when it came to him.
I really don’t think so. If you see, I was nominated twice as punishment. Even if you see the fights, I wasn’t the one who started it. Only when I was nudged or provoked, did I retaliate. Show me one video of mine in which I initiated a fight. Never! If you see that someone else is initiating the fight and you still nominate me twice for eviction… I was in the danger zone.
I should talk about bias. People had their support systems coming into the Bigg Boss 13 house and staying with them. I was all alone.
Right after the winner announcement of the show, there were many celebrities who were part of the previous seasons who took to Twitter to express their displeasure with the final winner. Many like Meera Chopra, Kishwer Merchantt and Kamaal R Khan echoed each other’s sentiments by saying that they would stop watching Bigg Boss because they thought the channel was trying to make a hero out of Sidharth. Responding to this and various other claims that the channel had predecided the winner.
I just feel like that’s a very ‘loserly’ statement to pass. Everybody who has been in the house would have never felt that there was any discrimination. I really don’t think that’s the case. It’s really sad that people happen to say such things. It’s just a classic case of sour grapes where people say things or pinpoint just after losing. I remember my mom saying to me that some site has every week’s numbers and I was at the top. I did not leave the number 1 position throughout. So when something like that has happened, how can the channel be biased?
Sidharth has largely stayed away from media eyes after his Bigg Boss win. Until yesterday, when he gave his first set of interviews.