Bollywood reacts to arrest of Vindoo Dara Singh
Navdeep Kaur Marwah, Hindustan Times
May 22, 2013
First Published: 17:15 IST(22/5/2013)
Last Updated: 02:15 IST(23/5/2013)
The arrest of actor Vindoo Dara Singh, 49, for his alleged links with bookies accused in spot-fixing matches in the current T-20 season, have left his friends shocked. However, his co-participants in the reality show, Bigg Boss, that Vindoo won in 2009, share mixed reactions.
Vindoo Dara Singh, son of late wrestler-actor Dara Singh, arrested in connection with the T20 spot-fixing scandal is produced at Esplanade Court in Mumbai. Hindustan Times/Kunal Patil
“I know him and
can vouch that he is a great man. He comes from a fabulous family background,” says his friend and anchor Aman Verma. Vindoo is the son of legendary wrestler and actor, Dara Singh.
Actor Sara Khan adds, “I’m sure he has been caught in the wrong time and place. I am shocked.”
However, actor Kamaal Rashid Khan, who was an inmate in the Bigg Boss house with Vindoo tweeted, “Father Dara Singh ji Hanuman and son Vindu Dara Singh is shaitan (sic).” He later added, “I am not surprised.”
Actor Poonam Dhillon, who was a finalist with Vindoo on the show tweeted, “Am really disturbed to hear about Vindu being arrested!!”