Earlier, Vikas Gupta was strictly known as a TV producer. However, things took a massive U-turn after he got roped in as one of the contestants in the popular reality show, Bigg Boss 11. While in the show, Vikas Gupta was given the tag of ‘mastermind’, why? Well, his clever gimmicks and diplomacy irked a lot of co-contestants, hence earning him the tag, a lot of popularity and fans. During and post his stint in BB 11, Vikas Gupta seemed to become controversies, favourite child, because the creative director has been embroiled in not one or two, but a streak of quarrels… with his colleagues, friends and competitors. Don’t believe us? So, without further ado, here’s a list of five controversies that brought Vikas Gupta into news, for all the wrong reasons.
1 – Shilpa Shinde
This is among one the most famous controversies, involving Vikas Gupta. It all happened in the year 2016 that Shilpa Shinde, who rose to fame as Angoori Bhabhi in & TV’s Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hai, was ousted from the show, as the makers stated that she threw a lot of tantrums. However, Shilpa alleged that she was being mentally tortured and Vikas Gupta, who happened to be among one of the head organisers of the show, was partially responsible for her exit. What followed thereafter was a lot of mess. In fact, things got worse after Vikas Gupta and Shilpa Shinde entered the 11th season of Bigg Boss. In the show, the two often got into feuds and disagreements. While the viewers enjoyed their bittersweet relationship, it wasn’t an easy task for these two. At present, It looks like Vikas and Shilpa have buried the hatchet, as they claim to share a cordial relationship.
2 – Parth Samthaan
Vikas Gupta, who is known for producing shows like Gumrah: End of Innocence, Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan and MTV Fanaah, is popular in the industry not just because of his work. Well, Vikas’ personal life too kept the internet buzzing. His alleged relationship with TV actor Parth Samthaan was quite the talk of the town. Well, things got ugly when Parth, reportedly, accused Gupta of molesting him and registered a police complaint against him. The actor accused Vikas of molestation, non-payment of dues for working on his show and back-to-back threats of spoiling his career. Vikas, on the other hand, rubbished all such reports and took the internet by storm by sharing a cosy picture of them. In fact, Ekta Kapoor revealed that she had seen the two spending some quality time together in Bangkok, days after the molestation controversy. Later, it was being speculated that Parth started dating Disha Patani; however, she dumped him after coming to know about his affair with Vikas. After the whole episode, Vikas confessed that he has moved on and will be focusing on his professional life more. Fast forward to now, Vikas and Parth share a cordial relationship and are often spotted chilling.
3 – Priyank Sharma
Vikas Gupta and Priyank Sharma’s friendship in and outside the house of Bigg Boss 11 was known to all. However, the two couldn’t keep their dostana afloat and failed to survive the test of the time. It all happened a day before the Indian Television Awards. The incident took place at a five-star hotel in Juhu, where Priyank’s girlfriend Benafsha Soonawalla too was present. Reportedly, Vikas was working out in the hotel’s gym when Priyank walked in, started followed Gupta to his locker and tried to block his way. And when Vikas requested him to back off, Priyank didn’t care to listen. Sometime later, Sharma pushed the producer and stared recording videos of him. Further, Priyank threatened to raise an alarm that he was beaten by Vikas and he has marks on his body. A nervous Vikas ran out of the gym and Priyank threw a water bottle at him but it missed him. Soon after the incident, Vikas insisted the hotel manager call the cops but they didn’t agree. This controversy gained both Vikas and Priyank him a lot of limelight. It turns out that Vikas’ opening up on Priyank Sharma’s problematic behaviour on the sets of Puncch Beat had irked the actor to bits.
4 – Hina Khan
Soon after his ugly feud with Priyank Sharma, Vikas Gupta broke all the ties with Bigg Boss 11 co-contestant and actor Hina Khan and, why not? Hina Khan shares a great rapport with Priyank Sharma and she supported him over Gupta. The two had also unfollowed each other on Instagram and Hina Khan was asked to comment on the same by a fan, she said, “I haven't unfollowed anyone...I don't do this...Cheers!" Well, this didn’t go well with Vikas Gupta, as he asked Hina to not to drag their fans into this mess and wrote that; "she is showing something else to the fans and on social media." He also asked her to stop this follow unfollow game.
What happens when two short-tempered people come together under one roof? Well, that is what had exactly happened during one of the episodes of Bigg Boss 12 when one of its contestants – Sreesanth – came face-to-face with Vikas Gupta for a special segment. In the episode, the former cricketer got into an ugly brawl with Vikas Gupta, so much so, that ended up passing some derogatory comments on Gupta’s sexuality. And when other contestants came in to stop the fight, Sreesanth continued passing remarks over Vikas by teased him for hiding behind ladies and questioned his masculinity. That particular episode had brought Sreesanth a lot of criticism from viewers, including host Salman Khan.
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