By Sonali Sachdeva Last Updated:
Actors, Raqesh Bapat and Shamita Shetty met each other in the reality show, Bigg Boss OTT for the first time. The two had then formed a special bond at the very beginning of the show and were often seen spending time with each other in the house. The duo had also confessed their feelings for each other on national television. Since then, they have been painting the town red.
Shamita and Raqesh’s mushy romance has got very famous and is loved by the viewers. While Shamita Shetty is in the Bigg Boss 15 house as a contestant, Raqesh Bapat is fully supporting his girlfriend, Shamita, in the outside world. And it looks like, Raqesh isn't happy with the co-contestants calling his ladylove 'arrogant'.
On November 29, 2021, former Bigg Boss 15 contestant, Raqesh Bapat reacted to a Twitter post shared by Shilpa Shetty, saying that her sister, Shamita Shetty is being misinterpreted as 'arrogant' by her co-contestants. Raqesh, who is Shamita's alleged boyfriend, quoted Michelle Obama as he extended his support for his girlfriend, Shamita.
Raqesh took to his Twitter handle, and commented on Shilpa Shetty's post and tagged Shilpa, Shamita and their mother Sunanda Shetty and show host, actor Salman Khan's Twitter handles. His comment can be read as:
"When someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you don't stoop to their level. No, our motto is, when they go low, we go high." - Michelle Obama."
For the unversed, on November 29, 2021, Shilpa had taken to her Twitter and Instagram handle and had posted a video of Shamita from the special episode. Alongside it, Shilpa had penned down a note saying how her sister, Shamita, has been playing the game with grace, and people are mistaking her 'stand' as her arrogance. Shilpa had written:
"Appreciation post! This is for my brave soul, a fighter, my sister. It’s sad to see how some are misinterpreting Shamita’s behaviour as arrogant because “they think” she’s privileged or is fake, and she doesn’t have an opinion (sometimes too opinionated actually), or doesn’t use her head only heart, which is absolutely untrue/rubbish! I say this without any bias and not just as a sister, but as a BIGG BOSS viewer too."
Shilpa had further added that Shamita is being viewed as someone privileged. However, if this were the case, she wouldn't have been in the show trying to mark her footprint. She had written:
"I’ve never commented on the show, but while a lot of people have been commenting (good /bad / ugly) I felt like saying, being privy to this format as a participant and former Host; I feel Shamita is being accosted for having a heart / being emotional and viewed as privileged by some, but IF she was, she wouldn’t be in this show trying to carve a niche for herself professionally. I can vouch for one thing that what you see of her is as ‘REAL’ as can get. That’s her USP, she’s her authentic self. Don’t know about these so called ‘games’ and ‘strategies’; all I know is everyone is different and she reacts the way she’s conditioned. We were not born into wealth, both of us have struggled and worked our way up, uphold our middle class values, dignity being of paramount importance… that’s the upbringing."
Shilpa had also added that whether Shamita wins the game or not, she has left a mark of grace on millions of hearts, and she is incredibly proud of her sister. In her words:
"Whether she wins this game or not, this has got to be said, “NO GAME IN LIFE OR ON TV CAN BE AT THE COST OF LOSING ONE’S DIGNITY“. She shows that in her GAME, she’s shown grace under fire and my heart swells with pride as a sister. The show will come to an end but the memories will stay.. And, Shamita will be remembered as a Tigress and someone who has left her mark on millions of hearts with her Honesty, Dignity, Integrity, and Class. You go, my Tunki, you are and will always be a #showstoppershamita. While she’s in the House and I miss her terribly. Guys, do support our Queen of Hearts and show her some love cause, she deserves."
Raqesh Bapat and Shilpa Shetty standing up for Shamita Shetty outside the Bigg Boss 15 house has left us in awe.