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I will go back to Bigg Boss if Salman Khan apologises to me: Zubair Khan

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The man of the hour Zubair Khan is in no mood to forgive or forget. After being verbally thrashed by host Salman Khan on Bigg Boss 11, the Lakeer ka Fakeer director-producer has decided to stand up against the Bollywood superstar. Stating that he is not scared of the consequences, Zubair has accused Salman of being pressurised by Dawood Ibrahim and his family. After talking about his in-laws and Salman’s injustice, in the second part to his exclusive interview with indianexpress.com, the filmmaker has opened up on the treatment bestowed on him by Colors, Bigg Boss and the housemates.

Was on Bigg Boss only for my kids

Unlike what Salman told me, I was on the show only for my kids. Bigg Boss might be the biggest reality show on television but people with no jobs are there to only create controversy. While I was against it initially I realized that this was my only means to get through to my kids. But with the way Salman behaved with me, I have lost all chances of reconciliation with them. He has taken away my life, my family and my happiness.

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Colors wanted me back on the show

As soon as I was out, Colors called me and asked me to get back on the show. I told them that only when Salman Khan will apologise to me would I get back. I will not compromise on my self-respect now. He needs to say sorry to me for all his harsh words and accept that he did wrong. When I went to Lonavla, people mobbed me saying that they loved my performance. Even the panelists agreed that I was doing well. If in a week I got so much love, how could I get fewer votes?

Arshi Khan is a ghatiya aurat

That woman only speaks filth. She not only uses the dirtiest of expletives but also insults religion. She used verses of Quran to abuse people and as a believer of my faith I had to stand up against her. The channel easily edited out her wrong doings and my reaction was put on highlight. That’s completely wrong. She is a ghatiya aurat and she pushes everyone in the house to bring out his or her worse side. I was wrong and I have been apologetic about it. But why did Salman not take a stand against Arshi? Why did he not pull her up for her behavior? It’s only because she is giving ratings and has no connection with the underworld.

Only Hina Khan supported me

It is a mad house and people will react. I am thankful that Hina stood by me and supported me. I had shared my personal story with her and she assured me that she would help me out. Her encouragement got me to tone down my behavior to a certain extent and I was on a way of a better living before this happened. People should come and speak to my associates outside the show and understand what kind of a person I am. They should realise that I was a changed man. I was into charas (drugs) and I have come clean, but no one can see the positive in me.

Will sue Colors channel

I have already registered a complaint against Salman and now I also want justice from Colors. They misused my name and my identity to gain ratings. I plan to sue them for maligning my image. They were the ones who told us to abuse, not knowing that their host will have an issue with it. Also I wanted to be identified as a father longing to get his kids but they also shot my introduction video with the underworld theme. Colors did not care for my self-image and ruined my life for the sake of ratings.

Watch: Zubair challenges Salman

(Video provided by IANS)

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