Popular model and actress Sofia Hayat has carved a niche for herself over the years in the films she has starred in along with her appearances on a number of television shows, which also includes her participation in Bigg Boss 7 in 2013. Sofia entered the smash hit reality show then as a wildcard entry, but was evicted in the twelfth week. Having been at the centre of a few controversies over the years, the popular actress took to her Instagram page recently to ask fans to boycott the upcoming season of Bigg Boss. 

All set to premiere on October 3, there is a lot of buzz around Bigg Boss 14, which will be hosted by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan for the eleventh time. Sofia, in her video, has gone on to state that Bigg Boss is promoting nepotism, while also adding that the show has no regard for what's happening in India. Sofia is heard saying, "I am sure all must have heard the name of Jaanu Saanu who has just been announced as the Bigg Boss house contestant. He is Kumar Sanu's son, who is again a star child. And with that I am personally very disappointed. Because in the last few months we have seen the whole case of Sushant Singh Rajput's play out in front of our eyes in the media. A young life was lost due to the industry's mistreatment. A mistreatment to the people who are not born in star families."

She further stated, "Now, Bigg Boss has no regard for what's happening in India. India has stood up to support Sushant Singh Rajput. We all feel deeply his suicide is for no reason except nepotism. And Bigg Boss continues to play out the old story. You would remember when I was in Bigg Boss I was badly treated. I represented all the women in India who have been abused and not heard. Sushant Singh Rajput represents everybody who has been a victim of nepotism. His and others' voices have been a waste of time? Aap log decide kar sakte ho Sushant Singh Rajput ki maut kiske liye hai? Agar aap Sushant Singh Rajput ke saath ho then you will break up with Bigg Boss. Bollywood is not about star children its about you. You control Bollywood nobody else does. You choose what you have to watch on television so you are the one who choose what becomes popular."

Watch Sofia Hayat speak about boycotting Bigg Boss in the video on her Instagram page below: