The rumour about a second double eviction was confirmed by Salman Khan in Monday night’s episode. Declaring all the contestants unsafe and nominated for elimination this week (except Prince Narula, who won the Ticket to Finale task), the show host announced that there will be a double eviction this week, including a mid-week eviction. The sword of elimination is now hanging on Keith Sequeira, Rochelle Maria Rao, Mandana Karimi, Rishabh Sinha and Priya Malik.
In Monday’s episode, Salman Khan once again explained to the housemates that they’ve been playing the game all wrong. Be it open nominations, not considering wild card contestants as their competition or not applying the right strategy in tasks, they’ve proved to be the worst contestants in the history of the show.
Slamming Mandana for not considering Priya and Rishabh, who joined the show as wild card contestants, her equals, Salman told her that the wild card entries are introduced to spice up the show. If the original contestants entertained well, wild cards would not have been introduced. He even took a swipe at them saying “it’s not your fault, it’s the fault of Endemol and Colors TV casting directors”, clearly indicating that the original contestants failed to deliver.
Salman had a word of advice for Rishabh, too. He told the young actor that if he wants to win the show he needs to show it. If he has a plan in mind then he needs to execute it.
Before bidding goodbye to the contestants, Salman dropped a bomb by announcing that Keith has been voted out. As the mood turned sombre Salman revealed he was joking.
Later, ex-contestant Kishwer Merchant joined Salman Khan on the stage and revealed that she does feel let down by Prince, but maintained that they both were responsible for her exit. “It was my responsibility too to press the buzzer first,” she said.
Acknowledging Priya as the ‘khatarnaak’ player of the house, Kishwer said, Prince need to beware of Rishabh as he is not what he presents himself to be.
Salman’s family friend Pulkit Samrat and director Divya Khosla Kumar made an appearance on Bigg Boss to promote their upcoming film Sanam Re. Contrary to rumours of a fallout between Pulkit Samrat and Salman Khan, the duo shared a warm camaraderie on the stage. The fallout was said to be due to Pulkit’s separation from wife Shweta Rohira who is Salman Khan’s rakhi sister.