Rakhi Sawant’s advances towards Abhinav Shukla on Bigg Boss 14 grabbed a lot of eyeballs. Her antics towards professing her love towards Abhinav earned her a lot of brickbats but many including host Salman Khan defended her actions as ‘entertainment’. In an interview after exiting the Bigg Boss house she claimed that her ‘love-lapata’ with Abhinav was encouraged by his wife Rubina Dilaik.
In the interview, speaking to an online portal, Rakhi said, “Saari baatein maine Abhinav ko clear kari thi ki, ‘Sab log aapko boring kehte hai, aapka photo phaadte hai. Main aapko interesting banana chahti hoon, toh chalo, aaj se humara love-lapata shuru hoga.’ Maine Rubina ko bola tha, ‘Dekho, kaise main tumhare husband ko love-lapata karke angle change karti hoon.’ Unhone bola, ‘Please le jao. Do something, at least yeh boring ka tag toh nikle’ (I told Abhinav that everyone is calling him boring, tearing his photographs. I said that I wanted to make him interesting and proposed a romantic angle. I told Rubina that I wanted to change his image with the romance angle. She said, ‘Please take him. Do something, at least get rid of this boring tag’).”
Kya @RubiDilaik ka reaction pad jayega unke liye bhaari?
Dekhiye aaj raat 10:30 baje.
— Bigg Boss (@BiggBoss) February 3, 2021
Rakhi claimed that she started her ‘love angle’ with Abhinav and gave him immunity in the show. She claimed that people took advantage of her and started brainwashing Rubina against her saying that her Rakhi’s romance with Abhinav was grabbing more eyeballs than their marital bond.
Rakhi was a contestant in Bigg Boss Season 1 and then entered the house once again as a challenger in Bigg Boss 14. Her antics brought a new lease of life to the show and enlivened the contestants to bring out their real game on the show. She walked out of the show taking Rs 14 lakh as consolation for giving up her spot in the grand finale.
(Source: Telly Talk)