A popular kids’ poem goes …When she was good, she was very, very good; when she was bad, she was horrid! Something similar happened on the sets of Bigg Boss that the audience as well as fashion and image manager Imam Siddiqui will not forget in a hurry. After a bitter fallout on the show, host Salman Khan came down heavily on Imam and apparently even threatened to beat him up after the shoot.
A source says, “During the shoot of the weekend episode, Imam picked up a fight with Sallu. Not done with just a heated exchange of words, the actor told Imam he would come to the Bigg Boss house and beat him up.” He reprimanded Imam for “speaking rubbish” and spoiling his mood after celebrating a “good birthday.”
Apparently, Salman even walked off the sets during the shoot and returned later to resume the filming. No amount of apologies rendered by Imam could soothe his nerves. The source adds, “Salman’s main grouse was that Imam was openly flouting the house rules. After the huge showdown, he walked off the show. Resuming the shoot after a while, he kept his conversations with Imam to a bare minimum, only enquiring about the weekend’s nomination.”
Imam apparently tried very hard to apologise to Sallu but the actor brushed him off. The star also went on record to state how Imam and his brother Moin had been constantly pestering him with requests to be included on the show since the last five years. Moin refused to comment on the matter.
For those who missed the episode on TV, here is a round-up of what triggered Salman’s ire...
Being the weekend, it was time for nominating the person who would be exiting the Bigg Boss house. Imam nominated model Niketan Madhok, who is the current captain of the house and has already reached the show finale. Despite being reminded it was against the house rules, Imam paid no attention to Salman. Imam later also cited how he had helped Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta reach the pinnacle of success. Surprisingly, Salman backed SRK saying it was his work and nothing else that has made him what he is today.