"Such people want attention from people."
Rakhi Sawant has criticised Afsana Khan for calling Shamita Shetty a ‘buddhi’.
The actress reacted to the comment made on reality television series Bigg Boss 15 by the singer.
Khan referred to fellow contestant Shetty as an old woman during a recent episode of the show.
Sawant, who was part of Bigg Boss 14 and called ‘Bua’ by Ali Goni shared her own experience.
The 42-year-old said: “What Afsana has done is wrong. I was also attacked by Aly Goni who called me Bua on the show.
“I politely said that he would also grow old in some years.
“But there is one thing you have to know, everyone who enters the Bigg Boss house panics sooner or later.”
The controversial actress continued:
“Afsana got it first. She is probably a lonely person who has struggled in life and hasn’t received love or even education.
“Such people want attention from people. I also had it in me and wanted that attention.
“But I started living my life and surrendered myself to God.
“I grew up in a chawl and didn’t have an education. I was also lonely but I worked in my life.
“People can judge you, curse you and talk anything about you.”
“I don’t believe in hitting back at people.
Sawant added: “And Afsana is like me. We have not been taught how to speak softly. I respect both Shilpa and Shamita.
“They are celebrities and Bigg Boss is a place for people from all strata of life.”
Shamita Shetty, who was a finalist in Bigg Boss OTT, is the younger sister of Shilpa Shetty.
Host Salman Khan has also criticised Afsana Khan’s behaviour during the show in the past.
Asked whether Khan’s remarks could be justified, Sawant replied:
“She should not have said that but she got a panic attack.
“She had one while she was in quarantine and was sent back to her hometown and later called back by the producers of the show.
“Also, like I said, everyone doesn’t come from the same background.
“Those coming from villages have not seen the glamorous world. They behave on camera the way they behave at home.
“And I also know people who don’t show their real face in the Bigg Boss house.”
Sawant’s comments come after fans of the show were shocked to see Karan Kundrra and Pratik Sehajpal fighting during a task.