Asim Riaz was the first runner-up of Bigg Boss 13.
Last Updated: 02.01 PM, Feb 27, 2023
Asim Riaz has accused the Bigg Boss makers of closing the voting lines in order to make Sidharth Shukla win season 13. The actor has spoken about the incident three years into it happening. He has shared that the makers closed his voting lines alone for 15 minutes before the grand finale.
Asim spoke to RJ Siddharth Kannan and made the big revelation. He said that since the makers ‘didn’t want him to win,’ they opened the voting lines for 15 minutes before the grand finale. “Because they didn't want me to win, haanji bhai aaj hum online voting khol denge 15 min ke liye, jitana hai jitao jisko (they opened online voting and said, make whoever you want win),” he shared.
Asim asked the makers to be open and tell him that they didn’t want him to win. “You made it that obvious that we had to believe that you did whatever and I was like it's okay,” the Bigg Boss 13 runner-up said.
At the grand finale, host Salman Khan held both Sidharth and Asim’s hand and then, announced Sidharth as the winner. He even made one remark for Asim, “Chahe jitna bhi kar lo, runner-up ho toh poore life runner-up hi bulaaye jaoge, kabhi winner nahi bolenge.”
Sidharth Shukla won Bigg Boss 13. While Asim was the runner-up, Shehnaaz Gill was the second runner-up of the show.
During the whole season, Twitter was divided between their love for Asim and Sidharth. Both the contestants were friends like brothers initially but eventually turned rivals and of course, competitors on the show.