Bigg Boss 14: Rahul Mahajan and Rakhi Sawant entered the show as challengers.
Bigg Boss 14: Rahul Mahajan and Rakhi Sawant entered the show as challengers.

Bigg Boss 14: Rahul Mahajan calls Rakhi Sawant ‘cheap’ again, says her popularity ‘shows we are desperate for cheap comedy’

Rahul Mahajan stood by his earlier comment that Rakhi Sawant is a ‘cheap’ celebrity. He said that it is tragic that the country is ‘desperate for cheap comedy’.
By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 05:41 PM IST

Rahul Mahajan, who was recently evicted from Bigg Boss 14, lashed out at fellow challenger Rakhi Sawant. On the show, he called her a ‘cheap’ celebrity, leading to much backlash online. However, in a new interview, he stood by his comment and said that her actions might be entertaining to watch but living with her under the same roof is impossible.

Talking about Rakhi, Rahul said that if her fans and followers did not condone ‘cheap’ acts, she would not be able to do such things. He called her popularity unfortunate.

In an interview with The Times of India, Rahul said, “I still stand by my words. During my fight with Rakhi where I called her a cheap celebrity, all I was asking her was to hear my side, but she refused to. Instead, she started showing me her a**. She was thinking that when she will do such things, the audience will get happy and there are people who like such behaviour. I would like to tell people, if you watch such acts for 10 minutes you might enjoy it but just try to live with Rakhi for 10 days, you won’t be able to tolerate her.”

Also read: Guru Randhawa fuels engagement rumours as he teases ‘new beginnings’ with mystery woman. Nora Fatehi congratulates him

Rahul elaborated, “There have been so many fake babas in our country who have been culprits. I feel if they were culprits, their followers are to be blamed too. Similarly, if followers don’t support someone cheap, celebrities would not be able to do cheap acts. I know I got a lot of hate on social media for this. But I feel ye desh ka durbhagya hai (this is the tragedy of our country)... This shows we are desperate for cheap comedy acts.”

Last month, during an argument, Rahul lashed out at Rakhi, calling her a ‘cheap level ki celebrity’ and said that her fans are also ‘cheap’. She burst into tears after his comments.

Rakhi’s husband Ritesh, in an interview, objected to Rahul’s comments about her and reminded him of the allegations of domestic violence levelled against him by two of his ex-wives, Shweta Singh and Dimpy Ganguly.

Follow @htshowbiz for more

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close
Rubina Dilaik and Abhinav Shukla enjoy dancing together.(Instagram)
Rubina Dilaik and Abhinav Shukla enjoy dancing together.(Instagram)

Bigg Boss 14 winner Rubina Dilaik shares dance video with husband Abhinav Shukla

PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 10:57 AM IST
  • Check out the latest video from Bigg Boss 14 winner Rubina Dilaik in which she is seen dancing with her husband Abhinav Shukla, to a folk song.
Close
Rahul Vaidya with Disha Parmar.
Rahul Vaidya with Disha Parmar.

Rahul Vaidya takes girlfriend Disha Parmar on a helicopter ride, see here

PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 08:53 AM IST
  • Rahul Vaidya and Disha Parmar left Mumbai for a quick getaway. While they did not disclose their destination, he shared a picture from their helicopter ride together.
Close
Sohail Khan has sent a message for Rakhi Sawant.
Sohail Khan has sent a message for Rakhi Sawant.

Sohail Khan to Rakhi Sawant: 'If you need anything, just call me directly'

PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 08:35 AM IST
Sohail Khan has told Rakhi Sawant to call him whenever she needs anything and has assured her that everything will fall in place.
Close
Rakhi Sawant poses with Salman Khan.
Rakhi Sawant poses with Salman Khan.

Rakhi's ailing mother says she wants to see her and Ritesh on Bigg Boss 15

PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 08:34 PM IST
  • Rakhi Sawant's ailing mother has said that she is disappointed that Rakhi didn't win Bigg Boss 14, but would like to see her and her husband, Ritesh, participate in the next season of the show.
Close
Aly Goni took a video of Jasmin Bhasin doing her make-up.
Aly Goni took a video of Jasmin Bhasin doing her make-up.

Aly Goni records Jasmin Bhasin as she does her make-up, here is how she reacted

PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 07:52 PM IST
  • Aly Goni took a video of Jasmin Bhasin doing her make-up for his birthday party on Thursday night. She responded by dropping heart-eyes emojis in the comments section.
Close
Nikki Tamboli in Bigg Boss 14.
Nikki Tamboli in Bigg Boss 14.

Nikki Tamboli says carrying ex’s boxers in Bigg Boss 14 was not a gimmick

PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 04:14 PM IST
  • Nikki Tamboli opened up about steam-ironing her ex-boyfriend's boxers in Bigg Boss 14 and said that it was not an attempt to grab eyeballs. She added that she was 'genuinely' missing him.
Close
Salman Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia D'Souza, Bobby Deol, Shraddha Kapoor, Govinda and many more pose for a 'mega selfie'.
Salman Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia D'Souza, Bobby Deol, Shraddha Kapoor, Govinda and many more pose for a 'mega selfie'.

Salman Khan, Govinda, Shraddha Kapoor and more pose for 'mega selfie'

PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 01:58 PM IST
  • Salman Khan took to Instagram and Twitter to share a 'mega selfie' from the sets of the Indian Pro Music League. The star-studded photo featured Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia D'Souza, Bobby Deol, Shraddha Kapoor, Govinda, Mika Singh, Rajkummar Rao, Karan Wahi, Javed Ali and many more.
Close
Hindi scholar and lyricist Santosh Anand seen during the Saraswat Samman 2020-21 ceremony on the occasion of 140th birth anniversary of Munshi Prem Chand at Delhi Vidhan Sabha, in New Delhi, India on July 31, 2020. Eight Hindi litterateurs were honoured for their contribution in the field of language, literature and culture. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Hindi scholar and lyricist Santosh Anand seen during the Saraswat Samman 2020-21 ceremony on the occasion of 140th birth anniversary of Munshi Prem Chand at Delhi Vidhan Sabha, in New Delhi, India on July 31, 2020. Eight Hindi litterateurs were honoured for their contribution in the field of language, literature and culture. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

I have never asked for money and I never will: Santosh Anand

PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 01:30 PM IST
The senior lyricist says he just wants respect, referring to the viral video, where singer Neha Kakkar offered five lakhs rupees to him as a gift, which led to people thinking that he needed financial help
Close
Sidharth Shukla clarifies wedding rumours.
Sidharth Shukla clarifies wedding rumours.

Sidharth Shukla clarifies rumours of his marriage to Shehnaaz Gill

PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 12:42 PM IST
  • Sidharth Shukla has long been rumoured to be dating Shehnaaz Gill. Fresh rumours suggest that the two have tied the knot. Sidharth has now clarified his marital status.
Close
Aly Goni and Jasmin Bhasin in Bigg Boss 14.
Aly Goni and Jasmin Bhasin in Bigg Boss 14.

Aly: 'Jasmin got me headphones, a jacket, but she is my best gift this year'

PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 10:54 AM IST
  • Aly Goni and Jasmin Bhasin entered the reality show Bigg Boss 14 as best friends but discovered their feelings for each other through the course of the show.
Close
Rakhi Sawant's first post after leaving Bigg Boss 14 was about her mother.
Rakhi Sawant's first post after leaving Bigg Boss 14 was about her mother.

Rakhi Sawant's mom thanks Salman Khan for help in cancer treatment

UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 08:14 PM IST
Rakhi Sawant posted a video message from her ailing mother Jaya to Salman Khan and his brother Sohail Khan for helping her with her cancer treatment.
Close
Arshi Khan with Salman Khan at the Bigg Boss 14 after-party.
Arshi Khan with Salman Khan at the Bigg Boss 14 after-party.

Arshi laughs off criticism for gold dress, reveals Salman’s hilarious reaction

By Samrudhi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 07:10 AM IST
  • Arshi Khan opened up about her Lady Gaga-inspired gold dress at the Bigg Boss 14 after-party and revealed Salman Khan's hilarious response to it.
Close
Addite Malik and Mohit Malik during the baby shower.(Instagram)
Addite Malik and Mohit Malik during the baby shower.(Instagram)

Addite Malik, Mohit Malik look gorgeous at baby shower

PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 09:45 PM IST
  • Mohit Malik and Addite Malik had their baby shower Wednesday and the TV couple was seen in traditional Maharashtrian attire for the bash.
Close
Ayush Shrivastava (Sourced)
Ayush Shrivastava (Sourced)

Ayush Shrivastava: Lucky to have been part of good project:

By S Farah Rizvi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 07:28 PM IST
Actor Ayush Shrivastava best known for his work in ‘Kalank’, ‘Suryaputra Karn,’ ‘Abhay 2’, and ‘Ishq Subhanallah,’ says one cannot be taught acting.
Close
Actor Sharad Malhotra is best known for his TV shows such as Banoo Main Teri Dulhan, Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap and Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki.
Actor Sharad Malhotra is best known for his TV shows such as Banoo Main Teri Dulhan, Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap and Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki.

Sharad Malhotra: Gone are the days when people typecast you

By Sugandha Rawal
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 05:52 PM IST
Actor Sharad Malhotra feels nowadays actors have more liberty to experiment without the fear of being trapped in a box.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP