Bigg Boss 16: Shiv Thakare, Priyanka Chahar Choudhary, Shalin Bhanot, Archana Gautam and MC Stan tackle media questions at press conference

The five finalists of Colors' Bigg Boss 16 will be passing an agnipariksha that will come with the burning questions that the media has for them. In tonight’s episode, the master of the house arranges a press conference with the finalists and the media in attendance. It seems that no housemate is spared because the media has a keen eye for spotting hypocrisy, relationship dynamics, a great game, and stunts done for the camera. Shalin is reminded that at one point he made fun of Nimrit’s mental health, he felt low for a while after he got bashed during the vaar and soon after Tina Datta left, he appeared fine. Upon being asked for clarification about the quick changes in his behaviour, Shalin defends himself by saying that he was dealing with mental trauma and didn’t have control on how he was coming across to the audience. 

Shiv Thakare is asked if his presence on the show depended on the core member of the mandali Sajid Khan’s directorship. Shiv answers that those who followed others’ diktat stood evicted from the house with the implicit message being that he’s not one of them. Shiv and Priyanka Chahar Choudhary are quizzed about their thoughts on teaming up and playing a game that no one could win. Both respond that they have their own ways of dealing with friends and standing up to them. Many more interesting questions are raised at the press conference. Shiv is asked if he will sacrifice the trophy for his friend MC Stan. Is friendship bigger than a victory for Shiv? What is Priyanka’s answer to those who ridicule her buland awaaz? Is Archana Gautam and Priyanka’s bond a friendship of convenience? What has worked for MC Stan on the show considering that he understood the game two weeks ago? Watch out for some hilarious responses, drama, tension, and spot-on comebacks in this episode.

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After the press conference, a fight breaks out between Shalin Bhanot and MC Stan. It all starts with Shalin being asked about what he thinks was his masterstroke on the show during the media interaction. Was it his connection with Tina and his break-up with her that secured his place among the top five finalists? While he answers the allegation laced into the question, MC Stan sighs with annoyance. Following the press conference, Shalin confronts the rapper and that results in a spat. Shalin’s aggression comes to the fore and even the rapper raises his voice. Both the housemates have fought earlier, and their differences don’t appear to be mitigating.  It will be interesting to watch the conclusion of this spat.