Actor and former Bigg Boss OTT contestant Akshara Singh has stirred up a storm after making a few comments about the co-contestant, Shamita Shetty. Reacting to the same, Singh defended her remarks and clarified that she gave Shamita respect by 'combining her' with her mother. The Bhojpuri actress also revealed that she was in class two when she 'used to hear her songs'. Akshara was severely criticised after she age-shamed Shamita.
In a recent interview with Bollywood Bubble, Akshara said, “I didn’t do age shaming, not at all. I gave her respect. If you ask me personally, if I will be talking about my mother that means I am combining her with my mother. It means that I’m respecting her, not the other way around. It’s a fact I can’t deny it. I actually saw her in school. When I was in class two I used to hear her songs, so how can I cover it and talk to her in a fake manner.”
Akshara Singh and Shamita Shetty had several fights in the popular reality series, Bigg Boss OTT.
She added, “How can I do that. People have moulded the whole situation and given the name of age shaming. I would like to apologise if they understood my conversation as age shaming but that wasn’t my intention at all. I used to respect her but once she started dominating then I started to scream and argue with her because I feel that she is targeting me.”
Last month in the show, Shamita and Akshara had a verbal fight over a matter of the kitchen. The dispute escalated with Akshara yelling, "She is as old as my mother, doesn't she have any manners? She's a very ill-mannered woman."
In another incident, Akshara had also called Shamita 'maasi (aunty)'. While speaking with Urfi Javed, the two had a laugh about Shamita's age and the Bhojpuri actress had said that she was surprised that Shamita is in her 40s.
Before her eviction, the 28-year-old actress was also bashed by Karan Johar for using foul language against singer Neha Bhasin, however, fans called out makers and Karan for evicting their strongest contestants.