In today's episode of 'Bigg Boss 9', the 'Lagaan' task sends the whole house into frenzy and creates rift between Suyyash-Kishwer, Keith-Mandana and others. Will this task break the team spirit?
As the contestants wake up to the famous 'Mitwa' from the movie 'Lagaan', the theme for Day 9 in the Bigg Boss house is unknowingly set. The first conversation in the house revolves around heartbeats almost stopping when Prince declares that he would reclaim his bags for Rs. 30 Lakhs. Staying true to the theme of the song, Bigg Boss announces the Lagaan task.
Kishwer Merchantt reads out the 'Lagaan' task
Appointing Aman and Kishwer as the zamindaars and Arvind Vegda as the supervisor of the task, the rest of the housemates are given the role of workers. All corners of the house barring the garden area are cordoned to the workers and zamindaars are given the duty of cutting tax every time a ‘worker’ contestant wishes to visit any of the obstructed areas.
'Bigg Boss 9' housemates perform 'Lagaan' task
As per the task, the workers are required to ground flour in pairs and sell a packet full of flour to the zamindaars for a negotiable price. The winner is to be declared depending on which team has the most number of coins. The zamindaars are against the workers and can manipulate the ‘tax rate’ according to their whims and fancies.
Realising that the task is in favour of the zamindaars, the worker contestants immediately put a strategy behind their game. The task sends the whole house into frenzy and changes equations across the house, creating rifts between partners and other housemates alike.
Keith Sequeira and Mandana Karimi get into an argument
While problems between Mandana and Keith surface in front of all housemates, new difficulties arise between Rochelle and Vikas. As a result, Vikas and Mandana are also seen at loggerheads for quite a few reasons. Rochelle and Mandana team up and claim that Vikas has a strong male ego while his partner Yuvika also bears the brunt of dehydration and faints.
Watch video: Yuvika Chaudhary faints while performing task
Yuvika Chaudhary bears the brunt of dehydration and collapses while performing the 'Lagaan' task
Later, Rochelle is seen telling Keith how she also wants to become the captain of the house but Rimi is going to be the antagonist in fulfilling her desire. Announcing that the housemates are breaking rules in the house, Bigg Boss pulls up captain jodi ‘Yuvikas’ for the housemates speaking English. Following this, Vikas gets angry with Digangana for not wearing her mike.
While the build up towards havoc begins with Mandana-Keith picking bones with each other about having to cooperate with the others’ demands, real life couple Suyyash and Kishwer also break into a fight when worker contestant Suyyash tries to trick Kishwer into giving them the coins.
A ripple effect of the task has all housemates hungry, tired, sleepy and unreasonable. Vikas and Rochelle also get into a fight when Vikas claims Rochelle ate food before all contestants. Rochelle’s unhappiness about being paired with escapist Rimi Sen also comes to light when she breaks down about genuinely wanting to perform.
Will the team break the spirit or will the spirit break the team?
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