Salman Khan’s reality show Bigg Boss 12 kick-started on Sunday, and the show has already started making news due to a controversy. A Bigg Boss 12 contestant Sourabh Patel is in news for all the wrong reasons. Sourabh entered the Bigg Boss 12 house as farmer and a report stated that he lied about his identity.
As per a source, Sourabh who entered the show as a farmer, is allegedly an assistant casting director. The source also claimed that Sourabh’s real name is Sahil Rameshwar Patel. In an interaction with indianexpress.com, a popular television casting director on the condition of anonymity revealed, “While I haven’t worked with Sahil, I have known him for a long time now. He used to work as an assistant to a lot of my colleagues. It’s surprising to see him on Bigg Boss. He has changed his look after growing a beard. He has always been street smart and jugadu. Guess, he managed to trick the makers.”
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The source further claimed that Sourabh also lied about his financial status. In the indianexpress.com report, he was quoted saying, “He worked on a salary of Rs 15,000 and was desperately trying to become an actor. Seeing him drive a high-end car in his video was amusing to see. Well, none of us have too much clue if he has a farming background but he definitely does not own acres of land as he had claimed on the stage in front of Salman Khan.”
Sourabh entered the Bigg Boss 12 show along with his businessman friend Shivashish Mishra as a commoner.