Shakti Kapoor calls Sallu a ‘woman-beater’

By Hindustan Times

Shakti Kapoor has called Bigg Boss 5 all fraud and slammed the reality TV show’s host, actor Salman Khan. The 59-year-old Bollywood baddie, who was evicted from the show last month, tweeted on Tuesday, “Even salman cud nt save d biggest fraud called Bigg Boss. A person, who hits women, gets drunk and drives over people, hunts deers. Shame (sic).”

He further accused Salman of being biased towards another inmate of the house, Mehak Chahal, with whom the former has done a few films. “Mehak is Salman’s girl. So she has a big contestant 2 win. big bos is salman (sic),” reads another tweet by him.

We contacted Kapoor to make sure the Twitter handle was indeed his, which he first confirmed and then denied. “That’s me,” read his first message. But, after a few hours, he texted, “I don’t know, pl. thanks.”

Shakti and Salman’s tiff goes a long way. Shakti had once even confessed on screen that he was guilty of having hurt Sallu. Their cold chemistry was evident in the launch episode, when Salman didn’t greet him warmly. It is said that the reason behind the tiff is Salman’s refusal to help Shakti’s son Siddhant make his Bollywood debut.

Former participants of the show feel Shakti’s remarks are a case of sour grapes. “If he is saying these things, he may be back to his alcoholic ways. It is disappointing, he was given a fair chance in the house,” says actor Pravesh Rana.

Ashmit Patel says, “I, too, was close to Salman bhai but I never won the show. These are baseless accusations.” Item girl Sambhavna Seth, however, says, “Shakti has the right to his opinion.” Salman was unavailable for comment.

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