Netizens accused Salman Khan of being biased towards Shehnaz Gill and came out in support of Koena Mitra
Bollywood actor Koena Mitra, who was evicted from the Salman Khan's Bigg Boss 13 was one of the strongest contestants in the reality show. On the day when she was out of the house, netizens came out in considerable numbers to call out Koena Mitra's ouster, unfair and also accused the host Salman Khan to be biased.
In an interview, Koena Mitra called co-contestants Shehnaaz Gill, Arti Singh and Sidharth Dey 'fake and annoying'.
Koena told popular entertainment website, SpotBoye, “I think Salman, his attitude and his behaviour towards me, was making things very obvious. I wasn’t really shocked as somewhere I was expecting it. If you have seen the weekend ka vaar episode, you must have observed as to how he was defending the wrong people. He was defending their actions and his own action was in favour of their wrong actions. For example, Shehnaaz Gill mocking me, my work, appearance and acting skill. So, when you do it behind somebody’s back, it is called bitching and making fun of that person. Sometimes people also came and told me about it. And when I told Shehnaaz, please show me these things, she would run. Eventually, I told Salman that she mocks at me and criticises me. He immediately defended her by saying that people are loving it. That was quite shocking for me as I don’t think any Indian would love somebody indulging in mockery, personal attacks or judgments. Indians are not so weak.”
"A lot of people can't handle fearless, strong, opinionated, independent women. Well, I said that in front of host Salman Khan also that aapko lagta hai ki Hindustan mein graceful, strong, valuable foundation walon ke liye fan following nahi hai? Kyuki andar bhi log yahi halla machate hain. To which he replied, 'For dignity there is another platform Koena'. So this means that Salman Khan gives an official statement that the show's platform doesn't command and demand dignity. So, I think now the nation has to decide what they actually want to see," she further added.
Koena's friend, Sofia Hayat, who took part in Bigg Boss 7 came out in support of the actress. Sofia also said she was not voted out, but it was rigged.
Koena talked about Dalljiet Kaur, who was also evicted last weekend, she said that Kaur deserved the most to be eliminated. “She is absolutely right. I failed to make connections inside the house because I wasn’t there to nurture their conflicts or reputation. My priority was my reality. My job isn’t about promoting a concept because then I would have to be fake. Dalljiet is absolutely right as I was the only person in the house who didn’t try to nurture a conflict. I was the only person who didn’t have any gang or groups. I was the only person in the house who was called the House Boss. So, in that case, I can only thank her for speaking the truth.”
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