Parineeti Chopra blames the makers about sexual harassment prank on Bigg Boss, apologises publicly

Mumbai, November 05, 2014 (Washington Bangla Radio): Parineeti Chopra admitted in the media that her sexual harassment prank on Bigg Boss during the promotional visit along for the upcoming film Kill Dil was designed as demanded by the creative team of the reality show. The actor who visited the set of the popular reality show along with co-stars Ranveer Singh, Govinda and Ali Zafar said, "In every reality show you’re given a script. You are told what you have to do so you have to go with the makers,"

Blaming the creative team of the channel for her moves, she apologized for being insensitive. "The intention was never to hurt sentiments or trivialise the matter of inappropriate behaviour towards women. We apologise to those who got hurt, but maintain that this was a prank, and should not be taken so seriously," (sic) she said. 


                Ali Zafar, Parineeti Chopra, and Ranveer Singh during the promotions for Kill Dil on Bigg Boss.

It can be recalled that Bigg Boss participant Sonali Raut had accused Ali Quli Mirza of sexual harassment, when he slid his hand under the rug to feel her leg one night, as she lay on the bed, chatting up with Upen Patel on Bigg Boss. Sonali who pushed Ali away, said she could have slapped or hit him for inappropriately touching her without her consent. It became a serious issue and Ali lost his captaincy in Bigg Boss and was nominated for next week's eviction on the show by the Boss himself. But when Parneeti Chopra came to Bigg Boss for movie promotions with Ranveer Singh, Pakistani actor Ali Zafar and Govinda for Kill Dil, surprisingly the issue was mocked at in Govinda's presence with Salman Khan. A drama ensued between Parineeti and Ali Quli Mirza, where the actress blamed Ali for touching her inappropriately. Later it turned out to be just a jest.

    Ali Zafar, Salman Khan, Parineeti Chopra, Govinda and Ranveer Singh during the promotions for Kill Dil on Bigg Boss.

     Ali Zafar, Salman Khan, Parineeti Chopra, Govinda and Ranveer Singh during the promotions for Kill Dil on Bigg Boss.

"Celebrities go a long way in influencing and shaping the fabric of society, so utmost sensitivity is essential in such matters," says Sonali's publicist.


(Image courtesy: Big Boss)