In a surprising twist on Bigg Boss 17, Abhishek Kumar was evicted from the house on Thursday night. The actor had been embroiled in heated altercations, particularly with Samarth Jurel, leading to significant attention. A recent episode on January 3 saw another altercation between them, resulting in Kumar allegedly getting physical with Jurel.
Following the incident, Bigg Boss tasked captain Ankita Lokhande with deciding Abhishek Kumar's fate in the house. India Today’s report revealed that Abhishek and Samarth had been in constant conflict, with a previous near-physical altercation not receiving consequences. However, after the recent altercation where Abhishek reportedly charged at and struck Samarth, the situation escalated.
Abhishek Kumar Evicted From Bigg Boss 17?
Ankita Lokhande, citing a similar instance with Tehelka, aka Sunny Arya's, elimination for physical altercations, supported Kumar’s removal from the show. Consensus among other housemates also deemed it a fair decision, considering Abhishek's breach of one of the show's significant rules.
During a recent episode of Bigg Boss 17, tensions escalated as Abhishek Kumar slapped Samarth Jurel in response to his continuous provocation. In a heated exchange Isha Malviya and Samarth Jurel targeted Kumar by bringing up his past mental health issues. Isha Malviya referred to Abhishek Kumar as ‘mental bhopu' and mentioned his father knowing his mental instability since childhood. Amidst the argument, Jurel placed a paper in Kumar’s mouth, provoking him to retaliate by slapping Jurel. The incident left the other contestants visibly shocked, with Arun Mashettey standing up and Aoora and Ankita Lokhande displaying surprise.
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Despite the surprising violence, numerous fans expressed support for Abhishek Kumar following the altercation. Actor Riteish Deshmukh appeared to address the clash in a tweet, sympathising with the actor in the context of Bigg Boss 17.
Heart goes out to Abhishek #BiggBoss17— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) January 2, 2024
Biggest Controversies Of BB17
Did Abhishek Kumar Call Ankita Lokhande 'Gold Digger'?
In another Bigg Boss 17 episode, contestant Abhishek Kumar again sparked controversy with his aggressive behaviour and inappropriate remarks. During a heated argument, he made derogatory comments towards Vicky Jain, calling him an "old man" at 40. He also insulted actor Ankita Lokhande, referring to her as "pagal" and "nalli." The situation escalated further as he accused Lokhande of marrying Jain for money, leading to a tense confrontation.
The conflict between these contestants escalated beyond verbal arguments, leading to a physical altercation. Abhishek went as far as labelling Ankita as a gold digger, a remark that received strong backlash from viewers.
#AbhishekKumar implied that #AnkitaLokhande is a gold digger, wow. Way back in 2010 Ankita used to earn 1 lakh per episode of Pavitra Rishta. #AnkitaLokhadne herself is good, #BiggBoss was literally requesting Ankita to join their show since 7 years, Ankita the ITV Queen .… pic.twitter.com/Khgn6SMaBp— Lady Khabri (@KhabriBossLady) December 18, 2023
Vicky Jain and Ankita Lokhande's Conflicts
In the previous episode, Vicky Jain and Ankita Lokhande's relationship was challenged yet again as Jain confronted his wife, causing her emotional distress. This episode saw Jain express anger towards Lokhande, leading to her tearful breakdown along with doubts about their marriage. The repeated clashes between Vicky and Ankita echo the struggles of any typical couple. However, what stands out is the level of disrespect they show toward each other when consumed by anger.
Ankita Lokhande's MIL Lashes Out At Her
Vicky's mother highlighted their starkly different behaviour inside the Bigg Boss house compared to their harmonious conduct at home. She emotionally expressed her concern, stating, "Tumhari ladai ghar mein kabhi nahi hui. Batao, Ankita paer maar rahi hai, chappal phekk rahi hai (You two never had fights at home. Tell me, Ankita, here you are kicking him, throwing slippers at him.)"
Lokhande seeks to reassure her mother-in-law, saying, "I am here, I will handle him." However, her mother-in-law counters, "No, you are not caring for him."
Iss #ShanivaarKaVaar mein, miloge aap Ankita aur Vicky ke moms se! ✨— Bigg Boss (@BiggBoss) November 25, 2023
Dekhiye #BiggBoss17, Mon-Fri 10PM & Sat-Sun 9PM sirf #Colors aur @JioCinema par. #BB17 #BiggBoss@BeingSalmanKhan@HyundaiIndia@DaburIndia@TRESemmeIndia@iamappyfizz@Chingssecret@glancescreen… pic.twitter.com/NVZi2bAhKK
Moreover, the video of another contestant, Sana Raees Khan, and Vicky holding hands created a buzz on social media, surprising fans and sparking numerous speculations and discussions. Although the housemates were unaware, Salman Khan subtly addressed the topic in the latest episode with a clever touch.