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Salman Khan rubbishes allegations of favouritism on Bigg Boss 5

tv Updated: Dec 03, 2011 02:04 IST
Neha Sharma
Neha Sharma
Hindustan Times
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Murmurs about one contestant, Mehak Chahal, on TV reality show Bigg Boss, being unduly favoured by the show’s anchor, actor Salman Khan, are growing stronger. So much so, that Sallu couldn’t stay silent for long in the face of criticism anymore.

On Thursday, the actor seemed defensive about allegations of favouritism by actor Pooja Bedi, a recently-evicted participant. Bedi had hinted that Salman favours Mehak and that the latter’s win is almost pre-scripted.

"Don’t stress abt it, known pooja since 20yrs , she is sweet , let it go . It’s all good," tweeted Salman, in response to queries by fans about these allegations.

On Wednesday, Bedi wrote on Twitter: "Shakti Kapoor too said the same thing… And now there are news reports about Mehak accompanying Salman to his outdoor shoots." About Sallu’s clarification, she said, "There were rumours and they were strengthened when Salman shouted at Sid (another participant) for fighting with Mehak." Bedi adds that her comments have not caused a rift between her and Salman.

The controversy around Salman and Mehak’s relationship is only growing. A few days ago, evicted inmate Shakti Kapoor, made headlines when he tweeted saying, "Mehak is Salman’s girl. So she has a big contestant 2 win... "

The Twitter handle has now been deactivated and Kapoor says it was a fake account. Similar stories are abuzz inside the Bigg Boss house. In an episode, contestant Sidharth Bhardwaj insinuated that Sallu is making too many concessions for Mehak.

Salman Khan

Mehak is Salman’s girl. So she has a big contestant 2 win. big boss is Salman - Actor Shakti Kapoor on Twiiter. The account has been deactivated.

There were rumours and Salman strengthened them by shouting at Sid for fighting with Mehak - Pooja Bedi, actor.

I don’t think there’s anything between them! People are saying things just because they did movies together - Vida Samadzai, actor.

Show’s new inmate
Another international celebrity is set to enter the Bigg Boss house— Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds, 36. “Andrew is very excited to be in the show. He will be entering the house as a contestant soon. It would be interesting to see what he has to say about his controversy with cricketer Harbhajan Singh and and his experience of being in the Indian Premier League,” said a source. The channel Colors, however, refused to comment.