Raqesh Bapat has come out in support of girlfriend and Bigg Boss 15 contestant Shamita Shetty after her sister Shilpa Shetty Kundra penned a long appreciation post for her 'Tunki'. Shilpa wrote a long note where she mentioned some people are taking Shamita's behavior as arrogant because they think she is 'priviliged'.
Taking to Twitter, Raqesh replied to Shilpa's post, "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." - Michelle Obama..." Earlier in the day, Shilpa had shared a note and a video clip on her social media platforms. The clip showed Shamita speaking about her journey inside the Bigg Boss house and how it was extremely difficult for her. Shilpa said, "Appreciation post! This is for my brave soul, a fighter, my sister @shamitashetty_official… It’s habecause, “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! I say this without any bias and not just as a sister, but as a BIGG BOSS viewer too."
"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." - Michelle Obama
.@TheShilpaShetty @ShamitaShetty @ColorsTV @VootSelect @justvoot @SunandaShetty5 @BeingSalmanKhan @BiggBoss https://t.co/VgxOK4b0Ka
— RAQESH BAPAT (@RaQesh19) November 29, 2021
"I’ve never commented on the show, but while a lot of people have been commenting (good/bad/ugly) I felt like saying, being privy to this format as a participant and former Host; I feel Shamita is being accosted for having a heart/ being emotional and viewed as privileged by some, but IF she was, she wouldn’t be in this show trying to carve a niche for herself professionally," read her post.
Shilpa also said, "I can vouch for one thing that what you see of her is as ‘REAL’ as 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. We were not born into wealth, both of us have struggled and worked our way up, uphold our middle-class values, dignity being of paramount importance… that’s the upbringing."
While she’s in the House and I miss her terribly Guys, do support our Queen of Hearts and show her some love cause, she deserves it ♥
— SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA (@TheShilpaShetty) November 29, 2021
“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. The show will come to an end but the memories will stay. And, Shamita will be remembered as a Tigress and someone who has left her mark on millions of hearts with her Honesty, Dignity, Integrity, and Class,” Shilpa added. "You go, my Tunki, you are and will always be a #ShowstopperShamita While she’s in the House and I miss her terribly Guys, do support our Queen of Hearts and show her some love cause, she deserves it," concluded her post.