According to sources, Sourabh who has been shown as a farmer is actually an assistant casting director, aspiring to be an actor.
Also, his real name is Sahil Rameshwar Patel and not Sourabh.
A popular television casting director on the condition of anonymity shared with indianexpress.com, “While I haven’t worked with Sahil, I have known him for a long time now. He used to work as an assistant to a lot of my colleagues. It’s surprising to see him on Bigg Boss. He has changed his look after growing a beard. He has always been street smart and jugadu. Guess, he managed to trick the makers.”
Sourabh has entered the show as a farmer from Jabalpur with his friend Shivashish Mishra.
Even Shivashish has been accused of lying about his identity. As per his photos doing the rounds on social media, he is a model by profession.
The casting director says Sourabh hails from Madhya Pradesh and he’s not as affluent as shown in the show.
He says, “He worked on a salary of Rs 15,000 and was desperately trying to become an actor. Seeing him drive a high-end car in his video was amusing to see. Well, none of us have too much clue if he has a farming background but he definitely does not own acres of land as he had claimed on the stage in front of Salman Khan.”
Sourabh’s Instagram account that is handled by his cousin interestingly has his real name ‘Sahil’ also in the Bio. It reads, “Official Account 🚫 Name:-SAHIL #dilsesupport FARMER🍀 Mercedes LOVER🏎️ BiGG BOSS:-12 UPCOMING WiNNER🎉👑 JABALPUR ( RANJHI)🏙️ Handling by his cousin.”
As for Shivashish, his bio on Insta reads, “Entrepreneur.Farmer.Director and brand model of A nutrition company.Channel marketing head.Ex-model ex-actor ex-bodybuilder.”