Recently, there have been rumours that Bigg Boss 13 was fixed in favour of Sidharth Shukla, who won the current season. They gathered further ground when a Colors TV employee, identified as Feriha on Twitter, claimed she would quit the channel in protest because the result was rigged. "I have decided to quit my job at @ColorsTV. I had a tremendous time working with the creative department but I can't demean myself being part of a fixed show. The channel is keen on making Siddharth Shukla the Winner despite less votes. Sorry, I can't be part of it," Feriha wrote even before the finale was played out.
However, Colors has now said that the woman was not employed with the channel. “We at COLORS would like to clarify that the individual who goes by the name Feriha (@ferysays) is not employed or associated with our channel contrary to what she has stated in her profile. The claims made by her against our channel, our spokespersons and talent are unfounded and not true. We request our fans and viewers to not believe any information coming from such inauthentic and unauthorized sources,” they wrote in an official tweet.
— COLORS (@ColorsTV) February 17, 2020
In response to Colors tweet, Feriha wrote, "Do you deny that the show heads did not manipulate the votes? Do you deny that Siddhart Shukla wasn't given a cellphone when he came out of the house on medical grounds?? Do you deny that your Programming Head Manisha Sharma is not a "good friend" of Sid?"
Do you deny that the show heads did not manipulate the votes? Do you deny that Siddhart Shukla wasn't given a cellphone when he came out of the house on medical grounds?? Do you deny that your Programming Head Manisha Sharma is not a "good friend" of Sid? #boycottcolorstv https://t.co/ZXiIafvseA
— Feriha (@ferysays) February 17, 2020
Sidharth Shukla won the finale of Bigg Boss 13, to take home a prize money of Rs 50 lakh after a season wrought with ugly spats and controversies that many viewers felt were way below levels of dignified viewing.