By Shreya Sharma Last Updated:
It looks like age shaming has become a part of Bigg Boss. From late Sidharth Shukla being called ‘40 saal ka buddha’ in Bigg Boss 13 to Simba Nagpal age-shaming Jay Bhanushali on Day 1 of Bigg Boss 15, this indecent act is ongoing. The recent victim of the same is Shamita Shetty as she was age shamed by Karan Kundrra. She had faced the same during her stay inside the Bigg Boss OTT as well by Akshara Singh.
On Day 2 of Bigg Boss 15, Pratik Sehajpal and Jay Bhanushali had got into an ugly fight, after which, Karan Kundrra and other housemates had jumped in-between them. Seeing the fight, Shamita Shetty had walked away from the scene, and Karan had believed that she had called everyone 'classless'. After this, Karan had not only abused her but had also age-shamed her by referring to Shamita as 'aunty' during a conversation with Nishant Bhat.
This was enough to make Shamita’s family and friends furious. Her mother, Sunanda Shetty reacted to Karan Kundrra’s ‘aunty’ remark. On her Twitter handle, she condemned Karan’s behaviour and tagged Bigg Boss 15’s host, Salman Khan to take an action against it. She tweeted, "Which angle does Shamita look like aunty to Karan Kundrra? AGE-SHAMING and physical attacks NOT ACCEPTABLE and must be curbed with some punitive measures @beingsalmankhan."
Karan Kundrra's ‘aunty’ comment on Shamita Shetty had not gone well with the netizens as they had furiously reacted towards his age-shaming remarks. Shamita's close friend, Neha Bhasin, whom she had met inside the Bigg Boss OTT’s house, had also slammed Karan. She had taken to her IG handle and had dropped a picture of a long note, schooling Karan for his disappointing remarks. On the same note, Neha had also taken a stand for Pratik Sehajpal after Jay Bhanushali had called him 'chotey' and had abused him during their intense fight on the show.
Along with the note, Neha Bhasin had also penned a short note in the caption, in which she had advised Karan Kundrra to grow up. She had also told Jay Bhanushali not to disappoint her with his cheap antics again, as she still holds some faith in him. Her caption could be read as "Karan kundra kindly grow up and stop targeting @shamitashetty_official on Bigg Boss. Calling grown up women Aunty is become a, lame way of shaming them when you are 37 yourself. Calling @pratiksehajpal chotey and abusing his mother are cheap tactics to hit below the belt @ijaybhanushali I really liked you in the opening and I hope you come through cleaner on the show. I hope fans don't engage in fan wars and for once stand by what's right."
For the unversed, Karan Kundrra’s age is 36, and Shamita Shetty’s age is 42, which means they only have an age difference of 6 years.