“No, I am not your best friend, Shalin."
On Bigg Boss 16, Shalin Bhanot opened up about his marriage to Tina Datta as the pair grow closer.
His ex-wife Dalljiet Kaur has now reacted to Shalin’s comments about their marriage and his budding romance with Tina.
Dalljiet and Shalin got married in 2009 and had a son.
The pair separated in 2015, with Dalljiet accusing Shalin of domestic abuse. They divorced a year later.
In an episode of Bigg Boss 16, Tina confronted Shalin about his previous marriage.
Shalin said: “If something wrong happens, it’s always the boy’s fault.”
Tina said that while it is the case in many situations, she is unsure what happened between him and Dalljiet.
Tina then asked Shalin: “Was it an abusive relationship? Because that’s what I heard.”
Shalin claimed that he and his ex-wife are “best friends” and added:
“Let’s not talk about things… because I really don’t want to.
“But it will be funny when I will tell you. You will be like, ‘What, really? Really?’ and you will ask me, ‘Why don’t I speak about this?’ Because I don’t talk about it.”
Dalljiet dismissed Shalin’s claims and slammed him for his comments on their relationship.
In a tweet, Dalljiet said: “No, I am not your best friend, Shalin.
“Meeting once in a month or two months for the sake of my child does not qualify as friendship.”
Reacting to his bond with Tina Datta, Dalljiet continued:
“I wish you luck with your love life but leave me out of your fictions and stories, please. And you are calling it funny? Really? Tina, no hard feelings for you.”
No I am not your best friend shalin. Meeting once in a month or two months for the sake of my child does not qualify as friendship.I wish you luck with your love life but leave me out of your fictions and stories please.And u r calling it funny?really?Tina no hard feelings for u.
— DALLJIET KAUR (@kaur_dalljiet) October 12, 2022
Speaking about the comments, Dalljiet urged Shalin to stop making a mockery of their past relationship.
She said: “More than being upset for calling me his best friend in the house, I didn’t like what he told Tina Datta; that we broke up over a silly issue.
“I have also been in Bigg Boss (Season 13) and I stayed for 15 days inside the house, but not once did I discuss Shalin or bring up the topic of our breakup or make a joke about it.
“He would never have got any calls when I was inside the house. I am getting calls because he chose to speak about our divorce.
“During my stint with Bigg Boss, it could have been easy for me to cry and get attention, but I never did that.”
She added: “I am in a good space now and I want to keep away from Dalljiet-Shalin controversies and I don’t want my eight-year-old son to watch such things on national television.
“Whether he chooses to be with Tina or anyone else, I only wish him peace and happiness because he is the father of my child and I want nothing but positive vibes from him.
“Shalin needs to understand that he can’t go on national television and make a mockery of our past.”
Meanwhile, on Bigg Boss 16, Shalin faced the consequences for disrespecting a doctor who entered the house to help him.
Shalin was seen questioning the doctor’s qualifications and refusing help from him.
Host Salman Khan called out Shalin for his behaviour, questioning him on his qualifications and calling him “shameful”.