Bandgi Kalra and Puneesh Sharma: These Bigg Boss 11 contestants were said to have fallen for each other. But there's was a catch! Bandgi had a boyfriend, Dennis Nagpal, and he sure wasn't happy seeing her get intimate with Puneesh. Not just that, Puneesh was rumoured to be married too! On September 10, 2018, Bandagi shared an emotional post, "Almost a year ago we met on the set of BIGG BOSS 11, the journey since then with you has been magical. We have shared so many experiences together in the house outside the house - all the drama, craziness, love, fun, different experiences of life, meeting new people to forgetting some, handling all biggboss controversies to handling each other’s madness. I wana thank all our fans and you @puneesh4353 for always being there for me and with me at every point of this new life. Many more to come touchwood. And a special thanks to @beingsalmankhan for believing in us CHEERS to the new season coming up !! BIGG BOSS 12 [sic]"
Manu Punjabi and Monalisa: Manu Punjabi returned to the Bigg Boss 10 house and joined Priyanka Jagga in the secret room. All eyes were on him and co-contestant Monalisa, given their growing closeness. In an earlier interview, 'Bigg Boss 10' contestant Monalisa's fiance, now husband, Vikram Singh, had confessed that it was difficult for his family to watch the show, given the Bhojpuri actress's proximity to co-contestant Manu Punjabi, inside the house. The close bond shared by the inmates was highly debated, both in and outside the house, with co-contestant Swami Om even hurling derogatory comments at the duo. Not only Monalisa, but even Manu Punjabi was engaged then. The commoner's fiancee's name was Priya Saini.
Prince Narula and Yuvika Chaudhary: Cupid struck early in Bigg Boss 9. Contestant Prince Narula proposed to Yuvika Chaudhary on Day 26 in an adorable way! Not only did he go down on one knee for Yuvika, but also made a special paratha for her with "This Is 4 Real" inscribed on it. Yuvika couldn't stop blushing and hugged Prince. The couple got married in October, 2018.
Tanishaa and Armaan Kohli: If only for publicity sake, a lot was brewing between Tanishaa and Armaan in Bigg Boss 7. They were constantly flirting with each other and were mostly seen getting cosy with each other. Salman Khan actually warned them, asking them to be careful of what they are doing as there are cameras all around. Post the show ended they ended their relationship.
Gauahar Khan and Kushal Tandon: Before Tanishaa and Armaan's link-up, Gauahar and Kushal were setting the gossip mills abuzz. Right from the start of season 7, Kushal had been after Gauahar even as the latter maintained that they are just friends. Kushal's affection for Gauahar came to the fore when he had a brawl with Andy after he fiddled with Gauahar's lingerie. While Kushal was asked to leave the show, Gauahar joined him. Both re-entered Bigg Boss 7 later. On day 75, Kushal finally confessed his love for Gauahar during a task. Their relationship lasted for almost a year before they parted ways.
Sana Khan and Rajeev Paul: Rajeev had basically entered Bigg Boss 6 to woo his ex-wife Delnaaz Irani, but was seen getting extremely close to the sultry Sana. He was often seen flirting with Sana, and the latter seemed to enjoy the attention she was getting.
Sana Khan and Vishal Karwal: During the course of Bigg Boss 6, it was revealed that Sana was in a live-in relationship with Vishal. The fact that Sana and Vishal kissed each other during the show set tongues wagging further. But Sana post-eviction said in an interview that, "He is not my friend now, and Bigg Boss made me realise that he was never a friend in the first place."
Aashka Goradia and Sana Khan: Yes, two females were also linked during season 6! Reason? See this picture!
Niketan Madhok and Karishma Kotak: They were ex-lovers when they reunited on Bigg Boss 6. While they were pretty cordial with each other, expectedly queries were raised when they came together again on the show.
Amar Upadhyay and Sunny Leone: Amar lifted Sunny Leone in his arms during an episode in Bigg Boss 5, and while that wasn't something sensational, the fact that Sunny was drenched at that time made the moment seem like something else. Amar even kissed Sunny's hand once, which raised a few more curious eyes.
Vida Samadzai and Amar Upadhyay: The former Miss Afghanistan was seen getting too close to Amar at times in Bigg Boss 5. The two did not hesitate from flirting with each other.
Siddharth Bhardwaj and Shonali Nagrani: Siddharth took a special liking for Shonali during season 5. He was mostly seen interacting with her more than the others. In fact, on most occasions when Shonali was stressed during the show, Siddharth was around to give her strength.
Pooja Bedi and Akashdeep Saigal: The duo shared many intimate moments together during Bigg Boss 5. In fact, they looked like a made for each other couple. Even after the show ended, the two were constantly seen in each other's company, and even admitted that they were in love.
Veena Malik and Ashmit Patel: Theirs has one of the most scandalous stories of Bigg Boss 4. They kissed, hugged, and even shared the same blanket. In fact, their physical intimacy was the talking point of the season and left very little to the imagination.
Ashmit Patel and Sara Khan: Ashmit was also linked to Sara during season 4. In fact, Sara even confessed her love for Ashmit. The latter, on the other hand, kissed her in front of everyone during a task. Their romance was short-lived though as Sara went on to controversially marry beau Ali Merchant in the show itself.
Claudia Ciesla and Pravesh Rana: Claudia's great friendship with wildcard entry, model Pravesh Rana, raised eyebrows during Bigg Boss 3. They had their share of fights, but snuggled up and sealed the issue with a warm hug more often than not.
Rahul Mahajan and Payal Rohatgi: Rahul's flirtatious nature is no secret, and this came to the fore in season 2. He went to the extent of kissing Payal in one of the episodes and even carried her in his arms apart from getting cosy with her in the pool. The two were also involved in a massage session. After breaking up with Rahul, Payal started dating wrestler Sangram Singh, who incidentally was an inmate in Bigg Boss 7.
Rahul Mahajan and Monica Bedi: Apart from Payal, Rahul also showed a lot of interest in Monica. He was openly seen flirting with the ex-girlfriend of gangster Abu Salem. He even proposed marriage to her. In fact, Payal claims she broke up with Rahul owing to his growing closeness to Monica.
Raja Chaudhary and Sambhavna Seth: They hurled abuses at each other left right and centre during season 2. However, these very two names got cosy and even shared a kiss on the show, which became quite infamous. In an interview post the show though, Chaudhary equated kissing Sambhavna to kissing an ashtray.
Ashutosh Kaushik and Diana Hayden: Bigg Boss 2 saw a link-up between the reality show winner and the beauty queen. Ashutosh and Diana hit it off by going together on long walks and loved talking to each other even if it was late in the night.
Carol Gracias and Ravi Kishan: They spent so much time with each other on the show during season 1 that question was bound to be raised about an alleged affair. However, they ended up as great friends.
Anupama Verma and Aryan Vaid: One of the earliest Bigg Boss link-ups, Aryan was clearly seen wooing Anupama in the first season. Both fell head over heels for each other during the show, and were mostly seen only with each other. Aryan even admitted that he was in love, but post-eviction Anupama decided not to continue the relationship.
Rakhi Sawant and Amit Sadh: During season one, Rakhi fell for the dashing Amit. The item girl tried her best to woo him, and attract Amit towards herself, but failed. She was heartbroken when she came to know that the actor was dating Neeru Bajwa. Rakhi then entered into a relationship with Abhishek Awasti.
As the new season of Bigg Boss starts airing on the telly, here's a look back at the housemates who have been linked romantically over the years.
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