Indian reality star, TV host, and producer Vikas Gupta has come out as bisexual. Not only that, but he has accused three of his former co-stars of blackmail, including one who he says he had a romantic relationship with.
32-year-old Gupta, who is best known for appearing on Bigg Boss and hosting Ace Of Space on MTV India, took to Twitter over the weekend to announce to his 350,000 followers that he “[falls] in love with the human regardless of their gender.”
“Hi Just wanted to let you know a tiny detail about me,” he wrote. “I fall in love with the human regardless of their gender. There r more like me. With #Pride I am Bisexual #VikasGupta”
Then he accused two of his Bigg Boss co-stars, Priyank Sharma and Parth Samthaan, of trying to blackmail him over his sexuality, adding: “PS No more being blackmailed or bullied #priyanksharma #ParthSamthaan ThankU for forcing me to come out.”
Hi Just wanted to let you know a tiny detail about me. I fall in love with the human regardless of their gender. There r more like me. With #Pride I am Bisexual #VikasGupta PS No more being blackmailed or bullied #priyanksharma #ParthSamthaan ThankU for forcing me to come out ? pic.twitter.com/0N403EDukp
— Vikas Guppta (@lostboy54) June 20, 2020
In a followup video shared with his 1.3 million followers on Instagram, Gupta mentions a third Bigg Boss co-star, Shilpa Shinde, who he also says tried blackmailing him.
“It has been years of torture and humiliation and hiding my emotions but that has not stopped me from being a good human being who is constantly evolving,” Gupta writes in the caption. “I have made mistakes and I will continue to do so but I am learning and not repeating them.”
But the bombshells don’t stop there.
In the nearly hour-long video, Gupta also reveals that he and Sharma, one of his alleged blackmailers, engaged in a romantic relationship for a year-and-a-half.
“He lived with me in this house for one and a half years and then went on to Bigg Boss 11 with me,” Gupta explains. “After Bigg Boss, he worked with me on one of my shows. But after the completion of the first schedule, he started harassing me.”
Gupta alleges Sharma became increasingly more difficult to work with and started making bizarre demands, like insisting Gupta praise his acting abilities on social media.
Things only got worse from there.
“I started getting blackmailed,” Gupta says. “Nobody has harassed me the way he has done during this show.”
He goes on to say Sharma engaged in online rumors that Gupta had pressured him into having sex in exchange for an acting job. When the press got wind of the story, however, Sharma wouldn’t speak to anyone, leaving Gupta to deal with the fallout on his own.
“If he thinks that something of that sort has happened then he should speak up,” Gupta says. “Why hasn’t he? I even suggested that if he’s been a victim of casting couch then he come out in the open and speak about it. He did not.”
The video takes another sad turn when Gupta then talks about his family and how they disowned him after he came out to them.
“My family has left me for whatever reason they want to give but I will not bring shame to them by putting details of it,” he says. “As for my mom, I love you even if you don’t love me anymore. My siblings who I have brought so much shame to, seeing you makes me swell with pride.”
Gupta then thanks his friends who have stood by his side and provided emotional support during what has been an incredibly difficult time in his life.
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Here I am , how I am – Standing tall and I will not be shamed bullied or blackmailed for what God has made me . It has been years of torture and humiliation and hiding my emotions but that has not stopped me from being a good human being who is constantly evolving. I have made mistakes and I will continue to do so but I am learning and not repeating them. I will move shed to do better. My family has left me for what ever reason they want to give but I will not Bring shame to Them by putting details of it both #parthsamthaan and #priyanksharma have done terrible things but I will not shame them either of what all has happened cause mud slinging is what one of them loves. I spoke today because they pushed me to this extend . I will put one last post after both have spoken. To give what is needed for people to know the truth. After which they can do and keep doing what they want to. As for my mom , I love you even if you don’t love me anymore. My siblings who I have brought so much shame to, seeing you makes me swell with pride and my friends who don’t find me kool anymore thankyou for being good to me when ever you were. I am thankful #karankundra undra for all these years even after knowing about my sexuality you chose to stand by me even though people would gossip about u too but you dint leave my side and was there like an older brother protecting me . M for making me realise it’s okay And Ekta di for the only one who has been there no matter what and I will be there no matter what ?? Gayu Maam Thanku for the call yesterday. This is what came out of it #Lostsouls I have a family . Thankyou for taking care of me .
This whole thing and all the involved parties reads “messy”.
what is worse : he said he is bi-sexual : me thinks not : Courage for Pride : depending where the wind blows.
I’m not here for dictating identity. I don’t know what his sense of self is, what he’s experienced or where he fits in the romantic, sexual, affection, emotional investment, relationship contentment spectrum. But this is partly why I don’t care about identity. For many people, especially public figures, it often just adds to the chaos. I will say that long vid and his statement feels more like image protection and trying to shame his blackmailers than about coming out for “pride”. Even when Nikkie Tutorials didn’t indulge all of this mess when she was blackmailed. Going down this route as an established TV personality is not a good look. There is likely a handful of things going on here. Either way, it’s ultimately not my business. And I wish him well.
As messy as this story is, I do feel for him because he nearly had his life and career destroyed by his co-stars, and his parents and siblings have rejected him solely because he is bisexual and that news is public. I hope he finds and develops a support system beyond social media, among the growing cadre of other out gay, bi and trans Indians.
If your not involved with him. Why does this story even matter … Whois a fan of his? Why?
Blackmail Is a crime with severe consequences. He needs to turn them in to the law, after talking to an attorney.
Try UN reality STAR!!!
He’s standing proud, yet tells his siblings that he has brought them so much shame? Bitch, there’s no shame in being who you are. Get your shit together.
You know nothing about Indian culture??? Coming in Second Place in the national spelling bee brings shame upon your family. There is no celebration that you are the second best speller in the nation. Your family has to find a new grocery store where nobody knows them just so they can show their faces in public again. There are Indian families which are THAT extreme.
I can see some Indian families being upset because their “bisexual” relative can’t **pick a side** and if they were just gay it would be just fine.
So in some parts of Indian culture, announcing that one is Bisexual runs a good chance of being a bigger deal than if they announced that they were Gay.
Very handsome guy.
Who? Never heard of him…. My family didn’t take well to me coming out, yet I didn’t post on the Internet how awful it as. I dealt with it, and they eventually came around. Come down off your cross, Mary, someone else needs the wood!
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