Umar Riaz opens up about his bond with Bigg Boss 15 contestant Rashami Desai

Umar Riaz’s elimination from Bigg Boss 15 was among the most shocking ones. His fans were furious and how. He got eliminated from Salman Khan’s show for getting into a physical fight with Pratik Sehajpal. Fans demanded that he be brought back into the show. Umar Riaz also got famous for his bond with Rashami Desai inside the Bigg Boss 15 house. Their chemistry grabbed a lot of attention and fans even coined a term for them, i.e., UmRash. Fans are wanting them to be a couple.

Now, in an interview, Umar commented on his relationship status with the actress and said that they are good friends and it’s too soon to give it a tag of a relationship. Speaking with Indian Express, Umar said, “We have been friends, and even in the house, we were just good friends. There is a liking towards each other but it’s too soon to even tag it as a relationship. We haven’t moved towards that stage and would prefer to call it still friendship.”

In an exclusive chat with, Umar opened up about his relationship with Rashami and admitted that they both started liking each other on the show and that there was a sense of closeness between them. Umar shared, “We were very good friends because she was there in my brother Asim’s season. They had shared a good bond and after-show got over, we were in constant touch with each other. So, when she came to Bigg Boss 15 since I am always there for my people, I had in my mind that I had to support her. She also supported me in the game. We were just good friends.”

Rashami Desai cried the most when Umar Riaz got eliminated from the show. She could not control her emotions and be upset for days. The actress even requested Bigg Boss to bring her friend back to the house. Later, Rashami’s mother had spoken about the same and to Etimes, she had said, “Her crying just shows how much she valued her friendship with Umar. But I know she will bounce back and I know as her fans call her she will be that lone warrior in the house, who will win and come outside.”

About his eviction, Umar added, “Honestly, while they kept saying I was aggressive no one ever warned me that I could be out. I think the tasks planned this season led to a lot of physical fights. Others have made the same mistakes but given I am not a TV face I had to bear the brunt.”

Umar further agreed that contestants have turned physical because of the nature of the tasks. He said Karan Kundrra had also pushed Pratik Sehajpal during the start of the season, and later even Nishant Bhat however people defended it saying it was a task. Umar says no action was taken against Simba Nagpal when he had pushed him into the pool.

During a task, he got into a physical fight with Sehjapal following which Bigg Boss announced that the audience would decide whether he deserves to be in the show or not. On Weekend Ka Vaar, host Salman Khan announced Umar’s shocking eviction.

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