Colors TV has released an official statement on social media issuing a clarification on the entire buzz around Sidharth Shukla being the ‘fixed winner’ of Bigg Boss 13. In a video that went viral on Twitter, a female voice allegedly from the production team of the show could be heard claiming that Asim Riaz received more votes than Sidharth but she was adamant on declaring the latter as the winner. The video was shared by a Twitter handle that goes by the name @ferihasays. Feriha claimed to be the employee of Colors TV and she also posted a tweet revealing that she quit her job after realising that the channel unfairly declared Sidharth as the winner of Bigg Boss 13. Also Read - Bigg Boss 13 Winner Sidharth Shukla Referred to Shehnaaz Gill's Father as 'Daddy'?- Watch Video
Now, in theri official statement, Colors TV disassociated itself with any individual named Feriha and revealed that the audience should stay away from believing any information that comes from an ‘inauthentic’ source. The full statement read, “We at Colors would like to clarify that the individual who goes by the name Feriha (@ferihasays) is not employed or associated with our channel contrary to what she stated in her profile. The claims made by her against our channel, our spokespersons and talent are unfounded and not true. We request our fans and viewers to not believe any information coming from such inauthentic and unauthorized sources.” (sic) Also Read - Bigg Boss 13: Asim Riaz Breaks Silence on Sidharth Shukla Being The 'Fixed Winner' This Season
Earlier, in his post-finale interview, Asim Riaz also said the channel didn’t behave biased towards Sidharth. He said he became the first runner-up this year because of the audience’s love and Sidharth became the winner because of the same love. Asim added that there’s no truth to the reports claiming that Sidharth was the pre-decided winner of the show.
What do you think of this entire controversy around Sidharth winning trophy and Asim winning hearts?