Bigg Boss 17, Day 18, which aired on November 1, 2023, witnessed a high-spirited beginning as the contestants of the BB House woke up to the theme song. However, the day quickly took a dramatic turn. Isha and Sana violated one of Bigg Boss’s cardinal rules by sleeping, leading to a blaring alarm. Tensions flared as Ankita reprimanded them, demanding that all housemates adhere to the regulations. Sana, realizing her own sleeping habits, opted to stay silent, causing a rift between her and Ankita.
The drama continued with Vicky and Isha engaging in a conversation to address their differences. Isha expressed her trust in Vicky, but his response suggested he remained unconvinced. Meanwhile, Rinku and Abhishek found themselves in a heartfelt discussion. Rinku advised Abhishek not to be overly possessive in a relationship, as he shared his concerns about Isha.
Abhishek hinted that he would elaborate on his relationship with Isha outside the Bigg Boss House. In a separate conversation, Munawar questioned Khanzaadi about her feelings for Abhishek, which she denied. Abhishek, in a surprising twist, asserted that Khanzaadi deserved someone better.
In another room, Sunny, Arun, Anurag, and Samarth gathered for a chat. Arun expressed his desire to engage in conversations in the room but faced complaints from fellow contestants who claimed he spent too much time there. The ongoing grievances sparked a reaction from Bigg Boss, who called the contestants to the activity area.
The Ration Task
The highlight of the day was the “Ration Task.” The contestants were instructed to first store the ration in the storeroom before gathering in the garden area for the task. Bigg Boss introduced the rules, which entailed using two life-sized spoons and mimicking a picture on the wall. In the first round, the competition pitted Makaan No 1 against Makaan No 2. Ankita represented Makaan No 1, and Mannara represented Makaan No 2.
However, chaos erupted as the contestants interrupted Bigg Boss to discuss the task among themselves. Manasvi even rushed to change her clothes, further frustrating Bigg Boss. The host eventually relinquished the responsibility of explaining the rules to Sana, but she too struggled to maintain order. Despite Bigg Boss’s instructions that she should not read the rules aloud, Sana began reading, prompting Bigg Boss to intervene once more.
The Unraveling Chaos
The task eventually commenced with Ankita and Mannara holding the spoons. Contestants attempted to guide them in the correct way, but the unclear rules left everyone confused. When Bigg Boss asked Sana to identify the first one to drop the spoon, disagreements arose. Some claimed it was Mannara, while others, including Mannara herself, said it was Ankita. This decision led to discontent among the contestants, who accused Sana of bias against Ankita.
Ration Collection and Chaos
Makaan No 2, represented by Mannara, was declared the winning team and given two minutes to collect ration. In the ensuing frenzy, Abhishek grabbed the ration basket from Rinku, claiming she was late. This decision ignited a heated argument between Abhishek and Khanzaadi, further escalating the tension within the house.
Bigg Boss intervened, stating that the task was terminated due to the contestants’ impatience. He declared that the other two Makaan members would receive basic ration. The chaos escalated as the contestants began blaming Sana for her alleged wrong decision.
Private Conversations and Reconciliation
In the midst of the chaos, Bigg Boss called Neil into the therapy room to inquire about why the ration task had been halted. Neil was also cautioned about Vicky’s intentions and his use of Neil to advance in the game. Meanwhile, Abhishek attempted to console Khanzaadi, apologizing for his behavior during the task. Although initially resistant, Khanzaadi eventually forgave him on the condition that he stayed awake until midnight.
As the episode concluded, Khanzaadi confided in Arun and Sunny about her dissatisfaction with Abhishek’s behavior, while Neil shared his conversation with Bigg Boss with Aishwarya. Vicky interrupted their conversation. Eventually, Abhishek was able to secure Khanzaadi’s forgiveness after persistent efforts.
The episode of Bigg Boss 17 on November 1, 2023, was a rollercoaster of emotions and drama, leaving the housemates and viewers eagerly anticipating the next turn of events.