"it was wrong to attack her personally."
Sumbul Touqeer Khan’s father has urged fans to evict her from Bigg Boss 16.
During her time on the show, Sumbul’s behaviour towards Shalin Bhanot has been questioned, with host Salman Khan and viewers accusing her of being obsessed with him.
This has seen her getting into heated arguments with Tina Datta.
Recently, Sumbul was allowed to speak to her father Touqeer Hasan Khan, who made disrespectful remarks about Tina.
Touqeer received a lot of criticism, both for his comments and for being allowed to speak to his daughter.
Refuting the claims that the channel was biased, Touqeer said:
“It was the matter of an 18-year-old girl, who was character assassinated on national television.
“While I understand people will play games, it was wrong to attack her personally.
“The makers understood the sensitivity of the issue and thus allowed me to speak to her.
“It was much needed and I am thankful to them, and Salman Khan sir too. I don’t think it was unfair in any way, as it was the need of the hour.”
He also issued an apology to Tina for his comments, stating that he was under a lot of medication.
“My blood pressure shot up after watching Sumbul being attacked by everyone.
“I was in the ICU and my daughter was trying to get Sumbul out of the house for a few moments. I was still sedated when she handed me the phone to speak to her.
“After I watched the episode, I was shocked that I used a few wrong words like ‘laat maarna’ and ‘kamine’.
“While I don’t regret my emotions, I am ready to apologise for the same to Tina and her mother.”
Touqeer went on to say that he regrets allowing his daughter to go on Bigg Boss 16, urging viewers not to vote to save Sumbul from eviction.
He said: “I have raised Sumbul in a protective environment.
“When the offer came, I thought it would be a great means to let her understand world politics.
“Neither I nor Sumbul have followed the show, and I never realised that something like this will happen.
“Today, I regret that I chose to send my daughter to the show. It did more harm to her than favour.”
“I know there are people who love her but I think it’s time she should be out.
“The girl who is in the house is not my daughter.
“She has lost her positivity and happiness. I don’t want her to go through any grief again.
“I would thus request her fans to not vote for her. I am praying she gets evicted this Saturday.”