Several media reports suggested that Asim Riaz, the first runner-up of Bigg Boss 13, has been offered a film by Karan Johar. Speculations were rife that KJo decided to cast Asim opposite Shah Rukh Khan‘s daughter, Suhana Khan, in Student of The Year 3. While there seemed no truth to these rumours already, the director took to social media on Tuesday morning to clear the air. Karan made a tweet clarifying that the stories about him making SOTY 3 with Asim are ‘baseless.’ He further requested everyone to steer clear away from such reports and stop spreading silly rumours. Also Read - Bigg Boss 13: Unhappy With Makers, Salman Khan Decides to Not Return as Host Next Season?
KJo wrote, “Absolutely baseless stories making the rounds of SOTY3 !!!! My request to everyone publishing this fabrication is to kindly Stop! Please!🙏” (sic) Also Read - Bigg Boss 13 Finalist Asim Riaz Thanks Wrestler John Cena For His Support, Says 'I am Left Speechless'
Actor Sidharth Shukla was declared as the winner of Bigg Boss 13 and that irked Asim’s fans big time. As soon as Sid lifted the trophy, various hashtags demanding audience to boycott Colors TV started trending on Twitter. Asim was also deemed as ‘public’s winner’ and the ‘real winner’ of Bigg Boss 13. The fans also alleged that the channel hampered with the votes and Sidharth was the ‘fixed’ winner of the season. A video that featured a female voice claiming that both Sid and Asim received the same number of votes went viral on social media. The video was shared by a woman who claimed that she quit her job at Colors TV following the alleged biases of the channel towards Sidharth Shukla. Later, Colors TV released an official statement clarifying that they had no association with any individual named ‘Feriha’ who goes by the handle @ferisays on Twitter.
There’s been an unprecedented increase in Asim’s social media fan-following after he came out of Bigg Boss 13. In his latest interview, he reacted to the reports of Sidharth being the ‘fixed’ winner and said he doesn’t believe that the channel did any manipulation with the votes. Asim said he is thankful to the audience for giving him so much love and it’s nothing but the same love for Sidharth from his fans that made him the winner.