The actress took to social media to make the announcement
Last Updated: 07.20 PM, Sep 20, 2022
Come October and superstar Salman Khan will return to his hosting duties for Season 16 of Bigg Boss. And just as before, the internet is abuzz with speculations regarding the contestants who will be part of the show and those who are likely to snub it for reasons unknown. As reports emerge on a daily basis with a probable list of contestants for Bigg Boss Season 16, two important names that crop up almost each time are of TV stars Divyanka Tripathi and Karan Patel.
Over the past few days, both Divyanka and Karan have become subject of much fanfare with reports claiming of their inclusion in the upcoming season. Alongside, the news of their respective hiked-up fee to participate in the infamous too have been doing the rounds, albeit without any trace of confirmation from either ends. But now, putting the incessant rumor mill to a sudden halt, Divyanka Tripathi herself has come out to publicly deny her involvement in Bigg Boss Season 16, stating everything said about her in this regard is FALSE news.
The Yeh Hai Mohabbatein actress took to social media a short while ago to share the key update with utmost clarity.
"Hi! Since all my admirers and viewers are very eager to know, I am compelled to tweet that - "I am not a part of Big Boss. Whatever you are hearing and reading in this regard is false news." Thanks for overwhelming love always!♥️" wrote the actress.
While the announcement took many by a sudden surprise, her ardent fans were glad that she chose to be away from the show. Divyanka Tripathi refrained from stating the reasons to not be part of the show but a few reports have claimed that she is busy with other projects at the moment.
Both Divyanka Tripathi and Karan Patel, who were co-stars on the hit TV serial Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, have been touted to be among the highest-paid contestants of the Bigg Boss history if they choose to be part of the show. The late Siddharth Shukla, who won Bigg Boss Season 13, is said to be the highest earner so far by charging as much as Rs. 60 lakhs an episode with Karan Kundrra, reportedly, earning about Rs. 45 lakhs per episode. Karan's real-life girlfriend and Bigg Boss Season 15 winner Tejasswi Prakash is said to have earned Rs. 2.1 crores for her entire stint.
With Divyanka Tripathi not part of the mix anymore, it would be interesting to see if Karan Patel makes the Bigg Boss plunge. More updates to follow soon.