Shamita Shetty has constantly been in the public eye this year. The journey started with her Bigg Boss OTT innings back in August and has now culminated into her stronghold on the BB 15 house. Many feel that she is a winner material and absolutely has what it takes to win the trophy. However, there are also those who blame her for the dwindling TRPs of season 15 and are tired of the alleged favouritism that she has been getting from the Bigg Boss makers. Consequently, she has been called sarcastic terms like “sheesh mahal ki rani,” “a product of nepotism,” “a privileged brat,” and “arrogant.”
Now, there is no denying that the actress has been enjoying a level of advantage in the house given the back-to-back wild card entries of her brother, best friend, and boyfriend recently. However, to drag her personality and temperament into this is a bit of a stretch and badi behen Shilpa Shetty has now addressed the topic in a long social media post. Last night, she took to Instagram and posted a video of Shamita talking about her emotional struggles along with an emotional caption. She opened the post by writing, “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!”
In her post, Shilpa has talked about how Shamita’s dignity and big heart are being mistaken for a superiority complex as haters keep mistaking her calm and polished demeanor for a facade: “I can vouch for one thing that what you see of her is as ‘REAL’ as it 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.” The actress has also talked about the “privileges” that they are being called out for and has commented on how it was not given to them but is something that they have earned. “We were not born into wealth, both of us have struggled and worked our way up, upholding our middle-class values, dignity being of paramount importance… that’s the upbringing,” Shilpa writes.
She had further added, “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.”
After Shilpa’s post, Raqesh Bapat has reposted the same and supported his lady love by writing a quote by Michelle Obama: “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.”
As a matter of fact, Shamita has actually been conducting herself in the Bigg Boss house with a lot of dignity and perhaps that’s where the crux of the problem lies. After all, she is currently living in the dark, deranged BB house that offers the contestants no scope for grace and humanity. Here’s hoping that show’s viewers someday develop a palette for good and kind-hearted contestants.
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