Shilpa Shinde’s Bigg Boss 11 journey proves she doesn’t subscribe to the herd mentality

Instead of getting into every fight, Shilpa Shinde wisely chose where to be vocal and where to take a backseat and just be a spectator. Her journey in Bigg Boss 11 reminds us of Bigg Boss 8 winner Gautam Gulati.

Written by Arushi Jain | New Delhi | Updated: January 13, 2018 12:34 pm
Shilpa Shinde Shilpa Shinde is among the top four finalists of Bigg Boss 11.

Twelve commoners and six celebrities entered the lavish house of TV reality show Bigg Boss in its eleventh season. But the one who made her intentions much clear on the premiere episode itself was Babiji Ghar Par Hai fame Shilpa Shinde. She entered the house along with Vikas Gupta, the programming head of &TV and made her rivalry with him much evident in front of the host of the show Salman Khan. She even tried to goad Vikas into a fight by saying, “Aapne kaha tha na, season 11 sabke bajenge barah barah barah.” To this Vikas replied, “Mere? Apne to pure channel ke barah bajae the.”

It was from the premiere episode itself that we knew that Shilpa and Vikas together will give the show exactly what it needs–controversy and a lot of drama. And today as we approach the finale of Bigg Boss 11, we would say we are not a bit disappointed with these two. Shilpa and Vikas’ real life grudges became public on national television on day one of their stay in Bigg Boss house itself. Shilpa tried her best to make his stay in the house difficult so much so that he tried to escape the house. Even the viewers were left annoyed with Shilpa’s ways of making Vikas’ life miserable. She was considered the ‘villain’ of the house only to emerge as the ‘maa’ later.

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While other housemates were trying to decide whom to support, Shilpa and Vikas declared a truce. This became the turning point of Shilpa’s journey in the house. The dynamics of her relationship with Vikas changed and the duo was seen warming up to each other. She cooked for him, he destroyed his favourite jacket to save her from nominations and a new friendship blossomed in the BB house. Akash accused her and Vikas of orchestrating their fights to get the attention of the cameras. But by now, Shilpa seemed to have mastered the art of maintaining her cool even in adverse scenarios and became a favourite of the viewers with her positive aura.

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Vikas Gupta hugs Shilpa shinde in Bigg Boss 11 Vikas Gupta and Shilp Shinde in Bigg Boss 11.

The 40-year-old actor got the tag of ‘maa’ from Akash and Arshi. She was body shamed by Priyank and even got bullied by her co-contestants, but still, Shilpa showcased her headstrong attitude. Instead of getting into every fight, Shilpa wisely chose where to be vocal and where to take a backseat and just be a spectator. Her journey reminds us of Bigg Boss 8 winner Gautam Gulati. He too braved some cornering and played his game as a lone wolf, entertaining viewers along the way.

Watch| Shilpa Shinde’s journey in Bigg Boss 11 house 

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But what brought down Shilpa in the eyes of her fans was her underperformance in the luxury budget and captaincy tasks. There were times when she let go of her chance of becoming the captain of the house. Also, her decision of voting out Hiten Tejwani brought her much criticism from Twitterati. She was mocked by Hina Khan in the recently held press conference as she said, “If cooking is the only skill one required to win people’s heart, even I could have learnt it before coming to the show.” Now with such negativity being sent out to the viewers by her competitor Vikas and Hina, it will be interesting to know if Shilpa’s huge fan base will continue to shower their love or will it affect the vote bank of the television actor.

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  1. Black Mamba
    Jan 11, 2018 at 6:05 pm
    The true real winner is one only Shilpa Shinde. She is the best example of a woman can be who is Loving, caring sharing. A true kind person who can speak without defaming others or being evil like Hina Khan. A caring person unlike wolf Vikas who used others to win the race. Contestants feel Vikas will give them break in TV industry....then be his guest to lick his A . We public can see vote the right person that is Shilpa.
    1. Aisha Arora
      Jan 11, 2018 at 5:54 pm
      Shilpa shinde truly deserves to win she has performed all the tasks along with the work she does. She is much better than people" people " who backstab others. And Vikas and Hina always believed her to be on the first position before mall task. Now they are jealous .
      1. Sona Srivastava
        Jan 11, 2018 at 5:03 pm
        If she wins then it will be a victory of people who believe in keeping girls within the 4walls of a house,girls should be taught how to manage a home,and men have the right to misbehave with women,she is the worst contest in bb history,evil ,psycho ,retarted,selfish women who doesn't represents today's women,😡😡😡
        1. Jadish Chandra Joshi
          Jan 11, 2018 at 7:45 pm
          She strongly stood against vikas n akash who r men by d way, so she supports woman independence nt introvercy? Wat even r u talkin bout? Hina n vikas r defamin her n nthin else, u r an example of it
        2. Amitava Mukherjee
          Jan 11, 2018 at 3:41 pm
          The Bigg Boss 11 ive been watching showed Shilpa Arshi and Akash form tge first herd. After her fallout with Akash, she was quick to bury differences with Vikas to be a part of an even bigger herd. She then realized she was playing second fiddle and formed a herd within a herd with Puneesh and that weird woman. Even the last surviving herd was that of Shilpa, Puneesh and Akash. Yes, shes miserable at herd management as neither her herd members nor she managed to do anything significant as a group. So dear columnist, its best you present unbiased reports as your columns can and will influence people.
          1. Pranamika Bora
            Jan 12, 2018 at 4:42 pm
            Amitava ji, by far, the most apt response I have come across....and that weird woman had me in splits.... I don't understand these biased journalism.... TheIndianExpress, you disappoint me....
          2. Urmila Shah
            Jan 11, 2018 at 3:22 pm
            Please look through Shilpa Shinde. Never seen anybody so venomous. She never has a good thing to say about anybody. It's only about how good and perfect she is as a person and how the other inmates are bad and selfish. Somebody needs to show her the mirror. It's a shame if she wins the show. Changes color and deserves to be called a FLIP.
            1. Jadish Chandra Joshi
              Jan 11, 2018 at 7:46 pm
              U shud look hina n vikas journey den atleast she is wat she is in front of ppl nt manipulative or opportunist.
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