Did Sangram leave Nach Baliye in protest?

  • Himika Chaudhuri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 08, 2015 14:06 IST

Wrestler Sangram Singh is an angry man. Or so say sources from the dance reality show from which he was eliminated, yesterday. Singh, who was participating in the show with his fiancee, actor Payal Rohatgi, apparently asked the channel to let him quit the show, as a sign of protest for not being allowed to take a break from the show for a few days, to sign an important wrestling contract abroad.

“Sangram wasn’t allowed the break because it isn’t allowed in the format,” says a source. However, the source also adds that Sangram is peeved because while he wasn’t given permission to leave the sets, another contestant, actor Rashami Desai, was allowed to take a break after she hurt her ankle a few weeks back.

“The buzz is that though she said she has hurt her ankle, the reality is that she went to the US for a show. Sangram feels that though the channel authorities knew the truth, they didn’t do anything to stop her, whereas, he is not being given permission even though they know that the wrestling contract is important for him,” explains the source.

When contacted, Singh said, “Wrestling is more important to me than anything else. I am scheduled to fight an international wrestling bout in July, and I was bound by time to sign the contract. Therefore I chose to leave.” The channel could not be contacted for their views, despite attempts.

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