Sidharth Shukla is clearly turning out to be the alpha male of Bigg Boss 13. Be it his smart mind, good looks or the dominant personality, he holds a strong chance to take home the trophy this season. While many have accused the producers and broadcasting partner Colors of being biased towards the actor and projecting him in a positive light, what’s rather curious is how the makers are promoting his love affairs – real and rumoured ones in the season.
The first one on the list is Rashami Desai. Both the actors worked together in Dil Se Dil Tak and were said to be too close for comfort on the sets. But soon their alleged relationship hit a roadblock and there was no love lost. After news emerged of Rashami and Sidharth entering the show, fans have been excited to know about their current equation. While initially, the two gave each other the cold shoulder, soon Rashami turned against Sidharth and fought with him at the slightest opportunity. Rashami even revealed on the show that the actor tried his best to get her thrown out of the show.
Sidharth Shukla, on his part, has also never left a chance to argue with her and is at his shrewdest best with Rashami. The duo’s angst against each other even made Farah Khan comment that the two must have been dear friends to have such strong emotions now. Recently, Sidharth’s good friend Shehnaaz Gil also teased him over his relationship with Rashami. While he took it casually, fans and the housemates have been left confused over the reality of this on-off friendship.
Arti Singh was said to be dating Sidharth before entering Bigg Boss 13. The two were even said to be getting married soon. Interestingly, before Arti brought this up on the show, not many people actually knew about it. But now that the news came from the horse’s mouth, the buzz has been loud and clear both inside and outside the Bigg Boss house. Recently, Arti accused Rashami Desai of falsely spreading the news about her dating Sidharth, which the latter clearly refuted. Arti has been close to Sidharth from the start of the game and has stuck around with him. Their friendship may not be a strong one but till now, it has benefitted Arti in many ways. She, on the other hand, has been a support to Sidharth during tasks and of course, when it comes to cooking him food. The man is usually condescending towards her and is mostly giving orders and Arti seems like a lovestruck person around him. While she denies any romantic connection with Sidharth, her actions have a different tale to tell. However, we will not pass any judgment to this love (or not) story!
If you thought that was it, then no, the makers managed to dig quite deep into Sidharth Shukla’s past affairs to get Shefali Jariwala on the show. Even before entering the house, she publicly announced to the audience and her co-wildcards that she once dated Sidharth. However, once she stepped on the stage, she claimed it was just a ‘special friendship’ and that they haven’t been in touch for a long time. Shefali and Sidharth met each other quite cordially in the Sunday episode. He also complimented her on losing weight. Jariwala too time and again has said that Sidharth is one of the strongest players in the season. Well, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the two will stick around each other for moral support and vote bank in the game ahead.
Lastly, if not a romantic alliance, Sidharth has ably managed to find a connect with Shehnaaz Gill. The angry young man is almost like a kid around Shehnaaz and often indulges in a lot of silliness. The two were once in the past even found sleeping holding each other’s hand. Last night, when Himanshi Khurana entered the show, a visibly upset Shehnaaz had only one worry. She told Sidharth that whatever may happen, he should never leave her side, and the latter assured that he will always be with her. The man also went all the way to break the ice between Shehnaaz and Himanshi, realising that her presence was affecting his friend.
While Rashami Desai is currently out of the game, rumour has it that she will soon enter the show. Sidharth, for now, has Shehnaaz, Arti and Shefali by his side. It would be interesting to see what happens once Rashami walks back into the house. As one watches the contestants fight to win the Bigg Boss 13 title, they can also enjoy the popcorn romance between Sidharth and his love connection(s) this season.