Sumbul Touqeer Khan sarcastically hit back at Shalin Bhanot after he nominated her for elimination.
In a promo video, Shalin did not hesitate to nominate Sumbul for the upcoming elimination. This prompted the actress to sarcastically reply.
In the video, the announcement from Bigg Boss is heard saying:
“Welcome to the nomination round.”
Without hesitation, Shalin says: “I am nominating Sumbul.”
He then aimed a dig at her, saying her father will be able to save her as he is outside the house, referencing the father and daughter’s phone call.
Sumbul smiled and questioned Shalin:
“Are you nominating me or my father?”
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Fans enjoyed the young actress’ quip.
One said: “Sumbul said something for the first time and that felt good for herself.”
Others trolled Shalin, labelling him ‘Mr Chicken’ for his insistence on eating chicken, which has often led to rows inside the house.
One user wrote: “Mr chicken is so afraid of Sumbul.”
Another said: “Chicken Bhanot nominated Sumbul!”
Archana Gautam, Priyanka Chahar Choudhary and Soundarya Sharma also voted against Sajid Khan and Shiv Thakare in the nomination round.
This has led to speculation that two contestants will be eliminated.
During the ‘Weekend Ka Vaar’ episode, Sumbul’s father, Touqeer Hasan Khan was called on the show alongside Tina Datta’s mother and Shalin Bhanot’s parents for his statement against the contestants.
Touqeer Hasan Khan was given permission to speak to his daughter after claiming it was for medical reasons.
During the call, Touqeer told his daughter to stay away from Tina and Shalin, calling them “scoundrels”.
He also told Sumbul to show the pair their worth.
Their phone call was played out to the rest of the contestants. Unsurprisingly, it enraged Tina and Shalin.
Shalin screamed at Sumbul, asking her: “Why the f*** are you talking to us?”
He told her to never speak to him before kicking a box.
A furious Tina later punched a wall and accused Touqeer of “assassinating her character”.
She addressed the camera: “To save his daughter’s reputation, he is assassinating my character. If your daughter doesn’t listen to you, don’t point fingers at other girls.”
Salman Khan also scolded Touqeer, telling him:
“You want to run this show from a remote control, you are free to speak what you wish to about your own daughter, but you have no right to talk about the worth of others’ children.”