Bigg Boss 13 contestant, Himanshi Khurana had a successful stint in the controversial reality show. However, she recently got embroiled into a controversy when a video mocking superstar Salman Khan’s gesture of entering the BB house and washing utensils went viral.
The Punjabi singer in an exclusive conversation with the TimesofIndia.com, has opened up on the controversy and has defended her statements, saying she did not mean to insult the superstar.
Read Here the Conversation with TimesofIndia.com:
“I won’t deny whatever I have said on the camera. I have said that Salman sir has taken money and as a host he was just doing his job. I don’t think I have said anything wrong. I didn’t mean to defame or insult anyone. The journalist, who was interviewing me asked me about my nails as we were at a nail bar and I replied to him that I damaged my nails by washing utensils in the Bigg Boss house. He then told me what about the drama that Salman Khan was seen scrubbing utensils in Punjabi. I simply told him, he had to do it since he has taken money from the channel and he is the host of the show. It is his job to do it. The video ended there, but one of the staff members leaked that video and smartly edited out few portions. The portion where I had told him you had only done an article reporting Salman Khan charging Rs 630 crores to host Bigg Boss 13. But it was not shown in the video. He even asked me if I knew how much money Salman Khan is charging for the show and I told him I don’t know since we never spoke about it. He is Salman Khan and it is one of the biggest reality shows on Indian television,” said the Soch actress.
Himanshi, even claimed that the interviewer wanted her to call Salman ‘biased’ as he entered the BB house to help Shehnaaz Gill and not her during her captaincy. “In fact, the interviewer wanted me to call Salman sir a biased host as it is trending on social media and a few celebs like Koena Mitra have called him biased openly. He tried to instigate me by saying that for Shehnaz he went inside the house and washed utensils, but during your captaincy when few people boycotted to work under you, Bigg Boss had suspended you. He asked me didn’t I feel he was biased. Not just him even other media journalist and fans are asking me the same thing. But as an adult and an educated person my reply has been that neither Shehnaz is Salman’s friend nor I am his enemy. He has met both of us in the house and he is the host of the show. He is getting money to do his job. He has no reason to get partial in the Bigg Boss house. I don’t think I was wrong anywhere.”
The actress also stated that Bigg Boss is a finely edited show and she watched the reality show both as a contestant and a viewer, “I am not present in the show and we don’t know what is happening inside the house. I am watching the show as a viewer and a former contestant. I know how much editing happens. There were many incidents that happened but it was not shown. I had apologised to Sana for pushing her thrice, but it was edited out. We all know it is a finely edited show. I also know people will keep comparing me with Shehnaz and that’s why this captaincy comparison came up, but I know how to take it positively. So, I can’t call him biased,” she said.
Himanshi, who was praised by superstar Salman Khan when she made an exit from the show, stated that she refused to believe that he can ever bring up someone’s personal life on national television. It was the channel’s decision to open Rashami’s personal life on the show and Salman was just doing his job, “As a viewer I refused to believe that Salman sir can bring up Rashami Desai’s personal matter on the show on National television. Here, I am referring about Arhaan’s past. He is such a gentleman, he would never do that, but the end of the day, he is the host of Bigg Boss 13. He could have said that personally also. He has taken money and he is just doing his job that he has been asked to do. He would never enter someone’s personal life. There were so many times when he went against the show’s and makers and supported us but it was never shown. It got edited out. It is my point of view and I don’t feel I am wrong in any way,” concluded Himanshi.