Shweta Basu Prasad denies being part of ‘Bigg Boss 9’

As the ninth edition of the popular reality show ‘Bigg Boss’ is set to go on airs very soon, names of certain actors and controversial figures are doing the rounds as probable participants of the show. ‘Bigg Boss’ which is the Indian version of British reality show ‘Big Brother’ often serves as a platform for celebrities who have fizzled out from memory, to resurrect their image.

Recently, a tentative list of names was apparently leaked online which revealed the names of actors Shweta Basu Prasad, Asha Negi, Rashami Desai as well as self-styled controversial god woman Radhe Maa and former CEO Rahul Yadav among others.

However, Shweta, who won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for her performance in the 2002 film ‘Makdee’, has rubbished the news of her being a part of the show.

The actress took to her Facebook account and refuted the rumours, “No not participating in Bigg Boss. Please don’t believe the pseudo news that’s doing the rounds,” Shweta wrote on her Facebook wall.

Shweta who also appeared in television serials ‘Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki’, ‘Kutumb’, ‘Karishma Ka Karishma’ as a child artiste, found herself embroiled in a controversy when she was accused of being involved in a prostitution racket. However, the charges against the former child actress were later dropped.

Shweta also worked in Nagesh Kuknoor’s ‘Iqbal’ and Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Darna Zaroori Hai’, and also appeared in Tamil, Telugu and Bengali movies.

Her latest release in the Bengali film ‘Ek Nadir Golpo’ which also features Mithun Chakraborty and Jisshu Sengupta. The film which was shot nine years ago released after a long delay.

The 24-year-old actress currently works as a script consultant with ‘Phantom Pictures’ helmed by Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena.