Earlier this month, Kangana Ranaut and Ekta Kapoor had come together for the launch event of Lock Upp. During the launch, Kangana took an indirect jibe at Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss by saying ‘Yeh aapke bade bhai ka ghar nahi hai’. While the actor hasn’t responded to her statement, Bigg Boss alum Rakhi Sawant expressed disappointment over her comments.
Rakhi Sawant, who has participated in three seasons of Bigg Boss including its first and the latest season, has expressed anger at Kangana’s comments, as seen in a video uploaded on Lehren.com. When asked if she will participate in Kangana’s Lock Upp, the actor said, “Mujhe bahut bura laga jab Kangana ne kaha, ‘Yeh tumhare bhai ka ghar nahi hai,’ (I felt very bad when Kangana said ‘it’s not your brother’s house’).”
“Behen, suno, itne time se bhai hi show chala rahe hain. Tumme dum hai to ek show chala ke dikhao. I think Bhai me dum hai, behen me nahin hai. Behen ko mai yahi kehna chaaungi ki apni zubaan par kaabu rakho ((I felt too bad when Kangana said, ‘This is not your Bhai’s house’. Listen, sister, Bhai has been running the show for a long time. If you have the guts, try running a show. Bhai has the guts, sister doesn’t. I want to say to her that she should control her tongue)” she continued.
While Kangana has not made a direct comment about Bigg Boss, Lock Upp producer Ekta Kapoor addressed the constant comparisons between the two shows. She told Times of India that “all captive realities all over the world get compared with each other and this is a captive reality.” The upcoming show, which will stream on ALTBalaji and MX Player, has announced two of its 16 celebrity contestants until now. The first contestant is television actor Nisha Rawal and the second is comedian Munawar Faruqui.