Bigg Boss 5 runner-up, Sidharth Bhardwaj faced an absolutely atrocious case of discrimination at Sydney, Australia recently.  The VJ-actor, who is also a Splitsvilla winner, was in Australia for hosting an event. One night, after wrapping-up his work, Sidharth decided to unwind at a local pub. While he thought that the night would be all about fun and chilling, it turned out to be rather absurd as the actor was denied entry at the pub and guess what the reason was? Well, it was the tattoo around Sidharth’s neck.

That’s right! The bouncers got suspicious of Sidharth as he sported tattoos around his neck- a regular thing among the Australian gangster groups. Talking to a daily Sidharth said, “I tried to reason it out with them, but it yielded no result. The incident shook me, as it amounted to racism against people with tattoos. How can a person’s character be judged on the basis of his tattoos?” He further added, “Considered to be extremely ruthless, one of the characteristics of these gangsters is the tattoos on their neck. So, maybe, they mistook me to be a bikie. The fact that I don’t have conventional Indian looks could have fuelled their suspicion.”

Talking about Sidharth’s professional achievements, besides winning Splitsvilla in 2008, he had also participated in Bigg Boss 5 and emerged as the 2nd runner-up of the show in 2011. He later challenged his fears in Khatron Ke Khiladi Season 6 in 2015 but could not make it far.

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