In a surprising turn of events actor Ashmit Patel broke down crying in the Bigg Boss House on Day 1, over the infamous MMS scandal, shedding tears and saying he lost his love because of a controversy.
In the drawing room of Bigg Boss, when Manoj Tiwari probed why Ashmit had been selected for the show, the Bollywood actor mentioned that he suspected, it was because of the controversies he was once embroiled in. But Veena Malik being from Pakistan, seemed unaware about Ashmit’s past and continued to ask, so did Manoj Tiwari.
Ashmit dodged the questions for sometime saying, “Batane ka koi matlab nahin. Its controversial and I can’t talk on camera,” but slowly dropped his guard and began pouring his heart out.
“Over the years I’ve gone through a lot of pain,” he revealed. “If it was only about me, I’d have overcome. But there was someone else involved. There was a lot of pressure, family problems and upheavals. Even as my film Murder was being shot, my debut film Inteha flopped and my career went for a toss,” he recalled.
“I was young and naïve and branded an unsuccessful and flop actor. Then, I fell seriously ill, had no cash, no luck. But when the Press wrongly blamed me for distributing an MMS of my girlfriend and labeled me a ‘demon’, I was heartbroken. I lost my love. Woh mera pyaar tha, par mujhse bichad gaya,” Ashmit lamented.
“But I bounced back and I’ve decided to fight. I won’t be a loser. I’ve managed to get my family back together and I’m proud of it. It’s not important whether I win or lose in Bigg Boss. The fact that I have decided to stand up against odds and face the process called life, makes me a winner any which way,” he remarked getting emotional, as he got up and walked out of the drawing room, unable to contain his tears.
Meanwhile, Shweta and Manoj Tiwari got philosophical about the “misunderstandings” life had to offer Ashmit, but it was Sameer Soni who seemed to have got it right. “I’m glad Ashmit has finally faced his past. It was long due. Kyonki yeh sharafat mein chup rehta hai,” he said.
Outside that House, Ashmit’s publicist Dale Bhagwagar heaved a sigh of relief. “When I saw the footage of Ashmit breaking down on the first day itself, I was worried. But having faced his past with such admirable courage, he has actually emerged stronger,” he remarked.