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Television's most controversial and popular reality show, Bigg Boss is back with its sixteenth season. And the show has been making quite a buzz since it got launched. Bigg Boss has marked a distinct place in the history of television reality shows and has witnessed some of the most popular faces of the industry like Hina Khan, the late Sidharth Shukla, Shilpa Shinde, Rubina Dilaik, Dipika Kakkar Ibrahim, and more creating a different image of themselves. For the unversed, Bigg Boss 16 has been graced by the presence of the celebrities like Sajid Khan, Shalin Bhanot, Tina Datta, Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia, MC Stan, Manya Singh and more.
Meanwhile, Bigg Boss is synonymous with controversy, and the show's sixteenth season started with a bang-on fuss because of filmmaker Sajid Khan, one of the participants in the show. For the unversed, he was accused by 9 women of #MeToo, and his entry into the show left many fuming. However, several popular celebrities like Shehnaaz Gill and Kashmera Shah came in his support and faced the public's wrath for the same on the internet. But this is not the first time, when Bigg Boss ex-contestants have fallen prey to online trolling for supporting or criticising any contestants. Here's a curated list of the ex-contestants of the show who have been trolled for either supporting or going against a contestant.
Shehnaaz Gill is one of the most popular celebrities in the entertainment industry. The actress first appeared in Bigg Boss 13 and instantly became a national heartthrob courtesy of her bubbly and fun-loving nature. Moreover, her relationship with her rumoured boyfriend, late Sidharth Shukla had garnered a lot of attention, and the two had received a lot of love from their fanbase.
Though Shehnaaz is adored by many, she had received a lot of online hate for supporting Bigg Boss 16 contestant, and #MeToo accused, Sajid Khan. As the filmmaker entered the BB house, he had received a video message from Shehnaaz. In the video message, the actress could be heard saying that she wanted to see him entertaining all. However, this didn't go well with the netizens, and they called out Shehnaaz for her action.
Kashmera Shah is one of the most popular faces in the entertainment industry. Her bold and outspoken nature is loved by many. However, sometimes, it even creates a lot of fuss. For the unversed, Bigg Boss 1 contestant, Kashmera had come out in support of filmmaker, Sajid Khan. She had taken to her Twitter handle and said that she loved Sajid's honesty in the premiere episode. However, her tweet didn't go well with the internet users who ended up trolling her. One of the users had written, "Did ur so called 'feminism' die after BB15. U all can bully young ITV actors but sing praises for molesters," while other had tweeted, "Last year AUnty par bawal karne wale log, today supporting #SajidKhan these ppl will write essay on feminism. But when the time comes to show the support/Stand for GIRL/VICTIM. These jokers will stand with the accused." Coming back to Kashmera's tweet, it could be read as:
"Just saw #BiggBoss on @justvoot and must say I loved the lineup. There are a few early favourites, but I have to admit that #SajidKhan s candid honesty touched my heart waiting to see him more good advice from sister #farahkhan @ColorsTV #BB16."
Gauahar Khan is one of the most beautiful actresses in the entertainment industry. Her amazing acting and dancing skills have showered her with immense love and support from her fans. Moreover, the actress had even lifted the trophy of the television's most controversial reality show, Bigg Boss 7. Her honesty towards the show and pleasant personality has made her one of the most loved BB contestants.
Meanwhile, being an outspoken person, Gauahar has always spoken her heart out. She had constantly put forward her opinion about other BB contestants. However, her remark on Bigg Boss 15 winner, Tejasswi Prakash didn't sit well with the internet users, and Gauahar got brutally trolled over the same. For the unversed, after Tejasswi had bagged the title of Bigg Boss 15, Gauahar Khan had tweeted that Pratik Sehjpal was more deserving. Her tweet could be read as:
"LoL!!! The silence in the studio at the announcement said it all. #bb15 there is only one deserving winner, n the world saw him shine. #PratikSehajpal you won hearts. Every single guest who went in, you were their fav, the public loves you. Keep your head held high."
Hina Khan is one of the most adorable actresses in the television industry. Moreover, the actress had participated in Bigg Boss 11, and her amazing style quotient and upfront nature had garnered a lot of media attention. Though Hina refrains from giving any statements about Bigg Boss and its contestants, she had once revealed on Bigg Boss 13 that Asim Riaz was the favourite contestant. However, this didn't go with the fans of other contestants, and they had slammed Hina for the same. Later, the actress had clarified that she had taken four names, but the channel had retained only Asim's name and edited out the rest.
Sambhavna Seth is known for bindass attitude. Her bold and upfront nature has showered her with love as well as hate. For the unversed, the actress had participated in Bigg Boss season 2 and season 8. Moreover, she has also put forward her opinions about other BB contestants. During Bigg Boss 13, Sambhavna had openly supported the late Sidharth Shukla over Asim Riaz and even received a lot of hate for the same. Some internet users even called her "Dambhavna.". However, Sambhavna didn't get scared of the haters and gave a befitting reply to them in a tweet which could be read as:
"Sun lo Asim ke logon...Mera naam Sambhavna Seth hai...aur mai kisi ke baap se nahi darti...Tum logon ko jitni gaali deni hai do...Mai utna hi Shukla ko support karungi...Be ready for my next video on my youtube channel with @RealVinduSingh @BiggBoss @sidharth_shukla #SidharthShukla."
Shilpa Shinde, one of the most well-liked actresses in television, is best known for playing "Anguri Bhabhi" in the hit sitcom, Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hai. Additionally, she has previously won Bigg Boss 11. Though the actress does not comment on the show or the contestants, once she was criticised for taking a dig at Karanvir Bohra, who had participated in Bigg Boss 12 and his wife, Teejay. She made fun of them in a tweet by claiming that Teejay would write another open letter for making fun of Karanvir's underwear. However, this did not go down well, and fans slammed her left, right and centre.
Bigg Boss and its contestants have always made a buzz in the media owing to their startling revelations and bold statements. So what are your thoughts on ex-contestants of BB house getting trolled for supporting or criticising other contestants? Let us know!