Arguably the most controversial reality show in India, Bigg Boss 11 is all set to premiere on Sunday, October 1. While it is a treasure trove of stormy controversies, ugly fights and weird tantrums, the show has also played cupid for quite a few couples.
From Manveer Gurjar-Nitibha Kaul to Rahul Mahajan-Payal Rohtagi and Veena Malik-Ashmit Patel, every season has had at least one couple offering an extra dose of mush to audience. Here, we take a look at the people who found love inside this house of drama.
Manveer Gurjar-Nitibha Kaul
After Manveer’s best friend Manu Punjabi left Bigg Boss 10 for a few days, Nitibha and Manveer became friends — or maybe more. The format of the game often found both on different sides of the divide but they also shared some beautiful moments on the show. When Nitibha visited the Bigg Boss house as a guest after being evicted, she told Manveer that his fans call her ‘bhabhi’. Nitibha was clearly happy with that. While the duo has not confirmed the relationship, rumours mills claim they might get engaged soon.
Manveer had told Hindustan Times in an interview, “I was even scared to meet her in public initially. But now, I don’t care. We meet and hang out. But there is no girlfriend-boyfriend scene. I am not dating her.”
Gautam Gulati-Diandra Soares
The controversial kiss of Diandra Soares and Gautam Gulati was the highlight of Bigg Boss 9. Diandra even dragged Gautam to the bathroom to give him a ‘special gift’. Diandra later left the show due to health reasons. However, the affair ended there and later, Gautam even said it was a mistake.
Karishma Tanna-Upen Patel
Upen and Karishma initially fought in Bigg Boss 8 but things changed later and they got intimate on the show. After Bigg Boss, they were also seen on another dance reality show as a couple and even got engaged on that show.
Armaan Kohli-Tannisha Mukherjee
There was so much drama about their relationship in season 7. Armaan and Tannisha were even seen kissing on the show but Tanisha’s sister Kajol and mother Tanuja were reportedly unhappy with the relationship. Armaan and Tanisha ended the affair after the show. Tanisha said Armaan was very different from her and their ideologies were different.
Gauahar Khan-Kushal Tandon
Gauahar Khan and Kushal Tondon were quite open about their feelings during season 7. There was even a controversial ‘going to the bathroom together’ episode. Kushal proposed to Gauahar saying he wants to grow old with her. They fought, they loved, and she won. Then later, they officially announced their break-up a few months after the show.
Karishma Kotak-Vishal Karwal
In Bigg Boss 6, it appeared Vishal was interested in starting a relationship with Sana Khan initially, but later got romantically involved with Karishma Kotak. They continued dating after the show and were even contemplating marriage. However, the duo split in 2015.
Sara Khan-Ali Merchant
This couple got married on national television on the sixth season of the show. Ali Merchant came into the house so that they could get married. Sounds romantic, but the marriage did not even last for two months. Later, Ali Merchant also said the wedding was a publicity stunt and both were paid Rs 50 lakh to do it.
Pooja Bedi-Akashdeep Saigal
They shared a special bond in the house during season 5. They were inseparable during the show. After the show, Akash even got a tattoo for Pooja and claimed it is a symbol of his true feelings for her.
Veena Malik-Ashmit Patel
One of the most steamy couples in the history of Bigg Boss, season four contestants Veena Mallik and Ashmit Patel got all touchy-feely during the show, so much that the show host Salman Khan had to remind them that it is a family show. They are not together anymore and Veena is now married to an Arab businessman.
Rahul Mahajan-Payal Rohtagi
Rahul Mahajan grew close to model-cum-actress Payal Rohatgi in season 2. During a task, they ended up getting intimate and playful in the pool. However, Rahul Mahajan later proposed Monica Bedi on the show, who said no.
Anupama Verma-Aryan Vaid
The very first couple to have started the trend of romance in the Bigg Boss house was Anupama and Aryan in season one. They were never shy about their relationship; they accepted their feelings on national television and made the show really popular.
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