Jigna Vora, a contestant on Bigg Boss 17, spoke openly about the murder of Jyotirmoy Dey and her 9-month sentence under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act.
Jigna Vora spoke openly about her struggles with fellow housemates Rinku Dhawan, Munawar Faruqui, and Neil Bhatt in the contentious reality series Bigg Boss 17.
She described her professional development, starting as a trainee reporter in 2004 and eventually becoming a crime reporter. She attained the rank of deputy bureau chief by 2011. But when a colleague journalist was brutally slain, Jigna’s story took a dark turn, and she thought back on this uncomfortable incident.
Speaking about the case, Jigna said, “And after 7-8 months I was arrested for passing some tipoff about that person to one of the underworld gangsters… I had interviewed him (the gangster) a week before the murder.” Jigna said that the struggle started from there to prove herself innocent. “I got jailed for 9 months then I got bail after 9 months…. The struggle and the trial began. In 2018, I was acquitted. No charges. This had to happen. I take it positively.”
She further says, “In these 7 years my family members died but it’s just me and my son… Main gunde mawali ke language samaj pasti thi and bhagwaan ne mujhe wohi language main sikha diya.” Hansal Mehta’s Netflix show Scoop is an official adaptation of Jigna Vora’s autobiographical book, “Behind Bars in Byculla: My Days in Prison.” The series stars Karishma Tanna in the main role, with Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub and Harman Baweja in prominent roles.