Bigg Boss season 13 managed to shake things up in its mini-finale episode on Saturday with three housemates eliminated. Rashami Desai, Devoleena Bhattacharjee and Shefali Bagga were declared as the evicted contestants and the three were asked to leave the house. This left the housemates and audience in shock. With the latest episode, the eliminated contestants speak to Salman and several new contestants make their entry.
The episode opens with Salman Khan on the stage, wishing viewers a Happy Diwali without wasting time, Salman Khan calls the evicted contestants onto the stage – Rashami Desai, Devoleena Bhattacharjee and Shefali Bagga. He asks the three which contestants they believe should have left before them to which Devoleena and Shefali choose Arti Singh, stating that she has no personality of her own. Rashami Desai picks Asim Riaz, saying that he deserved to leave the house.
Gauahar Khan joins the contestants and Salman Khan on stage. She immediately ask the three girls why they didn’t fight harder for themselves. She tells them that they didn’t put enough effort into the tasks. She also tells Rashami that she creates chaos when Sidharth is involved, but bottles up her actions and feelings with anyone else is involved.
The wildcards begin going into the house. Arhaan Khan is called on stage and Rashami is surprised to see him. She tells Salman that her connection is going inside the house while she’s leaving it. Salman questions her about Arti, to which she replies that they were good friends, but people change in the house. Shefali blames Devoleena for being outside of the house, while Rashami believes it was her own fault. Gauahar and Salman wish the three evicted contestants good luck.
Mahira Sharma feels insecure with the housemates, getting angry over their words and feeling unworthy. Arti Singh and Shehnaaz Gill discuss the current situation in the house, pondering over Rashami and Devoleena’s elimination. Shehnaaz (conveniently) talks about her career in Punjab, discussing that she had a fight with a singer after Shehnaaz criticized her song – to which the girl created a back and forth and now the Punjabi industry does not think highly of her.
Arhaan khan enters the house and greets Shehnaaz and Paras warmly. Shehnaaz states that he looks like a nice guy, but Sidharth Shukla tells her that he doesn’t like him. He says that he looks like a nice guy, but he isn’t. Asim Riaz agrees. Arhaan tells the housemates about the link-up with Rashami, but says they are just friends.
Shefali Jariwala enters the house and hugs Sidharth. She is shocked to find out that Rashami, Devoleena and Shefali Bagga have been eliminated. She says that Rashami was the strongest player in the house while Sidharth tells her that Rashami will come back. Arhaan begins working on Shukla’s group and they are seen discussing him and his tactics. Asim asks Sidharth if he knows Shefali Jariwala, to which he responds positively and says he knew her well a long time back.
Khesari Lal Yadav performs on stage and joins Salman Khan on the stage. Ayushmann Khurana, Yami Gautam and Bhumi Padnekar join him on stage and question him before he goes into the house. Bhojpuri actress Rani also joins them and performs with Khesari. Khesari enters the house and hugs Arhaan.
Himanshi Khurana is next to enter the house, which surprises Shehnaaz and she’s seen bursting into tears in front of Paras and Arti, filling them in on their history. Himanshi also talks about the fight with Shehnaaz in front of Asim and Mahira. Sidharth Shukla plays peacemaker and takes Shehnaaz to meet Himanshi and the two greet each other.
Tehseen Poonawala is next to enter the house and greets Shehnaaz, happily telling her that his wife is a fan. Salman Khan gathers the contestants and tells them to pick the one housemate who they think does not deserve to be in the show at present. Arti and Mahira receive the most votes, but Bigg Boss throws in a twist, declaring that this was the task for the selection of the house captain. Arti is declared captain and is given a special room, as well as declared safe from nominations.
Later, Shehnaaz tries to clear things up with HImanshi, but Himanshi tells her that she has been instructed by her mother not to talk to Shehnaaz. She is seen saying that if Shehnaaz apologizes to her parents, she will consider it.
With the new housemates having entered the house and household equations being shaken up, it will be interesting to see how the season progresses from this point onwards. Is Sidharth Shukla correct – is this the last that we have seen of Rashami or will she be back?