Earlier, Sidhu had rejected the lucrative offer on the advice of BJP national president Nitin Gadkari and senior party leader Arun Jaitley. He said that for him the duties of the party comes first and he cannot ignore the advice of the senior leaders of his party. Hence, he decided to refuse to participate in the reality TV show.
Former Indian cricketer and Amritsar MP Navjot Singh Sidhu, who had earlier rejected Rs 7 crore offer at the last minute and refused to participate in Bigg Boss season 5, has recently confirmed that he would take part in the show. The buzz is that Sidhu would make a wildcard entry in the show.