TV actor Siddharth Shukla on Tuesday found himself embroiled in a controversy after a video clip surfaced on social media that purportedly showed him behaving violently with co-contestant Shehnaz Gill on the reality show "Bigg Boss".

The clip that went viral on Twitter showed Siddharth pinning down Shehnaz on the ground in the garden area and holding her hands with force. He asked her to behave properly with him, all the while Shehnaz is seen crying inconsolably and requesting him to release her.

In another clip show, the 'Balika Vadhu' actor is seen slapping her.

Since the beginning of the 13th season of "Bigg Boss", hosted by Salman Khan, Siddharth has been in news for his loud behaviour, abusive words and for picking up fights with other contestants.

Officials of Colors, the channel on which the show airs, did not comment on it.


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The video has irked many social media users, including a politician, who has demanded a stringent action against Siddharth.

Sharing the clip, Congress leader Salman Nizami wrote, "This is not entertainment- it's clear violence, harassment & torture of a helpless woman on LIVE TV show. This artist should be punished for such act. @BeingSalmanKhan you must not endorse such treatment to a woman! #BiggBoss13."

Actor Shruti Seth also condemned Siddharth’s behaviour and tweeted, "What the hell is this??? Why are we promoting this kind of barbaric violence in the name of entertainment? This man needs professional help @ColorsTV."

Several Twitter users have expressed their anger over the conduct of the actor on the show.

"If this is not Harrassment than What is. You can clearly see this Abuser thukla put his leg on her stomach and twisting her hands. No sane woman would tolerate such humiliation on national Telivision. @BiggBoss @ColorsTV @mnysha #BB13 #BiggBoss13 (sic)," a Twitter user wrote.

Another user wrote, "@BeingSalmanKhan is this the way #ShehnaazGill should be abused in your @ColorsTV #BB13 show? Honestly put your sister or niece in Sana's place.