In an explosive interview, Jibran Dar, who was thrown out of the reality TV show Roadies Rising over accusations of sexual harassment by female contestants, claims that the makers of the show concocted the drama to gain TRPs
Jibran Dar grabbed headlines when he was accused of
sexual harassment by female contestants on Roadies Rising (which airs on MTV)
and thrown out of the hit reality TV show.
Shweta Mehta from Neha Dhupia’s gang, Jagriti Jha from
Prince Narula’s gang and Samyukta Hegde from Rannvijay Singh’s gang had accused
Jibran Dar of inappropriate behaviour after which the three celebrity judges
confronted Jibran and eliminated him from the show.
After the news broke, Jibran contacted SpotboyE.com,
claiming that he was innocent and the accusations were made up to grab eyeballs
for the show. He also sent us screenshots of whatsapp chats and recorded
telephone conversations between contestants, which he claimed will prove him
Excerpts from the interview:
So, tell us what happened?
When they asked me to leave the show I apologised to them
and said that I had switched the lights on and off just for fun. That was not a
room but a tent and I did not even go inside. I have not touched anyone, I did
not abuse anyone. Rakhi, my friend from the show had clarified to Rannvijay
that I meant no harm and I had apologised to Shweta too. If Shweta felt that I
did something wrong, why didn't she immediately inform Neha Dhupia or the crew
members? Why did she wait for the cameras to roll? Shweta had a chat with one
of the crew members and when she came back, she announced this on camera.
When I fainted due to low blood pressure after I was
accused of sexual harassment, Neha Dhupia and Rannvijay Singh were laughing.
They stretched it for TRPs. The other Roadies standing there were puppets
because all of them wanted the footage.
Are you saying that this was planned for TRPs?
Absolutely, because the show's director Vikrant himself
came to me and said, ‘Jibran you have given me the most entertaining footage
till now’. I felt happy then, but I did not expect this. I also have audio
notes of many contestants who are still a part of the show. I spoke to Jagriti,
Varun, Rakhi, Shane and I asked them, ‘Do you guys feel I am wrong?’ They all
agreed that this was done purposefully to gain TRPs. They asked me to file a
case against them.
A Screengrab of the Roadies Whatsapp Group
Not only Shweta but Khushnuma and Sanyukta too accused
you of inappropriate behaviour?
Whatever Khushnuma has said is a big lie. I never
interacted with her. The cameras are on 24x7, so please show me the footage
where I am talking to her.
I spoke to Samyukta when she came to me, while discussing
a task. I said I really want to concentrate on my task as I have come here as a
wild card. Samyukta was wearing a nice perfume so I told her your perfume is
distracting me. Yes, I said this line but my intention was not wrong.
I said this to her around 1pm in the afternoon. But
she didn't say a single word to anyone till 9 pm at night and then
she claimed on camera that I was harassing her. This show is about interaction,
so what is wrong if I interacted with the girls? If they did not want the boys
and girls to talk to each other, they should have made two Roadies, one for boys
and one for girls.
What happened after you were eliminated from Roadies
They booked my tickets and sent me back home. It
clearly proves that they just did everything for TRPs and murdered my dreams. I
don't get sleep in the night, I feel like I should commit suicide. The Roadies
people did not even call me for the finale, they have not taken my VD (Video
Diary) because they knew I will tell the truth.
Prince even tried to hit you after the girls said that
you harassed them?
Yes, Prince came to hit me but the moment he came I
fainted because of low blood pressure. Not once but twice I fainted. These
people didn't even get a stretcher for me, they just dragged me inside the
tent. Nikhil Chinappa said that I was propagating rape culture but he was
accused of asking sexual favours from contestants of Splitsvilla Season 2.
Prince flirted with five girls in Bigg Boss and now he is commenting on my
Did you contact the show’s producers after they threw
Yes, I tried calling them but got no response from their
end. Infact, I asked for my agreement copy because I wanted to file a case
against them. I have call recordings and screen shots to prove myself innocent.
There is a Whatsapp group for Roadies Contestants. There
Baseer is saying, ‘Let’s f**k this guy’. Rakhi then supported me saying please
don’t write such things about Jibran.Then Shweta joked that they should thank
me because they got TRPs because of this.
Why didn't you file a police complaint against them if
you feel cheated?
I can file a defamation case against them but my mother
is not allowing me to do so. My mom said that the channel has power and money
which we don’t have, so it is better to let go of the issue. She cried a lot as
we are helpless. Otherwise I have contacted the police too. My lawyer friend
too told me that I need a hell lot of money to deal with them, which I can’t
This whole episode happened two months ago, why did
you keep quiet till now?
Because they told me, ‘Don't worry. Audition for
Splitsvilla’. I gave the audition and was rejected. I also auditioned for Raghu
Rajeev but they threw me out, saying that the Roadies episode was a
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