Bigg Boss 8 might not have been the most successful seasons of the series but it had it share of ups. One of the many episodes that made news on the eighth season was the one where Diandra Soares held Gautam Gulati’s (who later went on to win the show) hand and dragged him inside the bathroom, which is the only area in the glass-walled house which is devoid of any cameras (for obvious reasons).
It was not a rare site to see the duo getting cosy but that particular day their PDA left people, both inside and outside the house, rather uncomfortable. The lovebirds, however, had a little fight later on as Diandra expressed her displeasure over Gautam’s double-standards. She blasted him for not accepting their relationship in front of the inmates and for pretending to be a victim. After crying the entire night, she left everyone surprised the next morning by walking up to Gautam and locking lips with him.
After this incident, Diandra complained of some uneasiness because of which she had to be rushed to a hospital. Soon, people cooked up a rather silly story about her being pregnant and that she had gone to the hospital to do a pregnancy test, which according to them was positive. Diandra obviously ridiculed the reports later.
“It’s ridiculous. When two people kiss, one person doesn’t get pregnant (referring to her kiss with co-contestant Gautam Gulati). I don’t know how these things are blown out of proportion. I had an irregularity situation. I had some hormonal imbalance and I was scared that I had developed a cyst. I don’t know how these pregnancy rumours started. Oh my god! There’s really no truth to it,” she said.
The drama didn’t end there. Things turned ugly when Gautam refused to take the onus of the incident after winning the season. He admitted regretting going inside the bathroom with her. “I know there was an ‘Emraan Hashmi moment’ between us. It was a momentary impulse. It would be rude to reject a girl who kisses me. So I kissed her back. There was nothing more than that. I am going to marry the girl that my mother chooses for me. We are just friends; there can be nothing beyond that. I regret going into the bathroom with her. There was nothing between us and will never be. I have always drawn a line in every relationship and I would never overstep that,” he told the media.
When asked to comment on his statement, Diandra termed him ‘spineless’ – “It was there for all to see. I don’t think I am a good actress who can play that as a role. Fatal attraction, you may call it. It was very upsetting the way Gautam handled everything. It’s disrespectful. I’m so upfront and I say things the way they are and I think he should have respected it. I don’t think there’s anything left now. Do you think that Gautam’s mom is going to allow him to meet me now? I don’t think so. Going by how spineless Gautam has been, I don’t think there’s much left now.”