Umar Riaz was evicted from Bigg Boss 15 for getting physically violent with housemates like Pratik Sehajpal. Post his exit, netizens dug out one of his old tweets in which he criticised Bigg Boss 13 winner Sidharth Shukla for getting physical with his younger brother Asim Riaz. In an interview with an entertainment portal, Umar opened up about the tweet and the backlash he is facing because of it.
"I saw people retweeting those tweets. I said the action is obviously wrong, I never defended the action. But all I am saying is, in Sidharth’s time, I had never tweeted, ‘Throw him out of the show.’ I was like, ‘Take some strict action for him pushing Asim.’ Strict action could have meant a nomination, it wasn’t like, ‘Throw him out of the show’, because that is obviously the makers’ decision," Umar told.
He further added, "In our season as well, if you see, every single one of the contestants has pushed each other in the show but only action was taken against me. I was not a celebrity or a known face so it was easy to target me."
In his tweet, Umar had written, "Let’s get this started. Bigg Boss cannot promote this kind of behaviour on national television. Time and again, Sid has pushed Asim. We want justice for Asim!"
Sidharth won Bigg Boss 13 and Asim was the first runner-up. The former breathed his last in September last year due to a sudden cardiac arrest.
(Source: Bollywood Hungama)