Kashif called india-forums.com today to say that he had never demanded that Salman Khan apologize to him. He explained, "The situation is that there are a bunch of people here in Hyderabad who are famous socialites and these people have a complex with me. So since the day I entered Bigg Boss they out of extreme jealousy used their media friends to write stuff about me with an intention to destroy my reputation and relationship with some friends of mine. Today it crossed the limit when I read an article about me in one of Hyderabad's newspapers that Salman Khan is angry with me, that I had irritated him and annoyed him, so my wild card entry to the Bigg Boss house is impossible. It was so ridiculous to read it. I just want to speak about the whole situation from my side and give a true account of how jealous people can get when they see somebody from them rising to great heights."
According to Kashif, Salman Khan is simply the host of Bigg Boss. In no way can he interfere with the channel's decision as to whether he will return to a house as a wild card entry or not. He added that he isn't too keen anyway to boomerang back into the house since he can't play politics or dirty games in the house, he just can simply be himself.
He reiterates that he didn't know Salman Khan personally before the show. He was just a Salman fan who had taken photographs with him. Kashif says, "I don't really attend socialite parties in Hyderabad, I am not a Page 3 person. However there are some people who are hungering for popularity as they are are envious of me as they want to attach themselves with Salman Khan."
Kashif says that he greatly respects Salman. He added that if there are inmates in the house who have been disrespectful towards Salman it would be Aseem Trivedi and Sapna Bhavani. He reminds us that it was after all Sapna who had abused Salman by calling him a serial woman beater and that if she won the show she would buy his painting and gift it to him. He adds that Sapna's close buddy in Bigg Boss, Aseem Trivedi had supported her and told a leading daily, "Salman Khan misbehaved with Sapna. When he overstepped the line of decency, she obviously retaliated." He adds that Sapna was continuously provoking him which is why he lost his cool in the house leading to Salman admonishing him.
Kashif says that he is upset that he has been unfairly cornered. Regarding the confusion over the apology issue he explains, "Salman had simply apologized to me later like an older brother does to a younger brother that he shouldn't have told me certain things in my exit interview. That is it. I had never ever asked for an apology."
Every dark cloud however has a silver lining. Talking about how his life has changed for the better post Bigg Boss he says, "The Hyderabad High Commissioner and many politicians met me. I was invited to a wedding where people interacted with me in such a way that I felt like the groom. Director Rajesh Paul whose film Dracula was screened in the Cannes Film Festival last year has offered me one of the main roles in his next film."
We wish Kashif all the best in his forthcoming ventures. For more interesting updates on Bigg Boss Season 6 please keep visiting india-forums.com.
Reporter and Author: Pallavi Bhattacharya