Bigg Boss 11 has been full of surprises, be it exciting tasks or unexpected evictions. So was yesterday’s Weekend ka Vaar.Host Salman Khan started the episode by thanking the viewers for good ratings. Salman greeted the housemates and asked Hina and Vikas to tell what’s different in this season of Bigg Boss. Hina said that in this season everyone is competitive while Vikas said that housemates are not just playing with their heart but are also using their mind in the tasks.Salman took a dig at the recent cancellation of captaincy task and said that in the earlier seasons some way or the other contestants used to come to a common ground but in this season neither they have mutual agreement nor do they reach a majority.Salman grilled Arshi for not letting Shilpa be the captain and also asked her why she didn’t want to see Shilpa as the captain, as she has never been a captain in the house. Arshi was quite honest and told that if Shilpa would have become the captain, she could have ruined their game.Salman then tried to resolve the issue between Vikas and Priyank, but while trying to explain their side, the two ended up arguing in front of Salman. An irritated Vikas stated that it was useless trying to speak with Priyank. After the grilling session, Salman engaged the housemates in a fun task. He called them one by one and quizzed them about their fellow housemates. He asked Luv about the person who Hina would not like to meet outside the house. With no hesitation, he took Shilpa’s name; to which Salman joked about how after Bigg Boss, they will work together as best friends in a show made by Vikas.advertisementLater, viewers and even the housemates were in for a shock when host Salman Khan declared Luv Tyagi safe from eviction. Even Luv couldn’t believe this. After Luv, Salman declared Shilpa Shinde safe from eviction, which left Priyank and Hiten in the danger zone.After being declared safe, Luv and Shilpa got a chance to see the unseen footage of the show. Luv was annoyed after watching Priyank and Hina’s discussion where Priyank said that Luv has a soft corner for Hina. He laughed at their discussion and said that even Hina is trying to play that angle that he is after her. Arshi blamed Vikas for putting Hiten in danger in order to save Puneesh. Vikas tried to explain her that even he didn’t know that Luv would be safe. He told Hiten that he is feeling bad for both Priyank and him, as the two are now at the risk of elimination.Luv and Shilpa have a conversation after watching the CCTV footage. Luv, who is very annoyed with Hina and Priyank said that there are no friends in this house and he is going to create a ruckus in the house. This could mean trouble for Hina and Priyank.Luv was seen spending time with Puneesh and Akash and ignoring Hina and Priyank. Let’s see if they stay friends after tonight’s confrontation.Naagin actress Mouni Roy increased the glam quotient of the show as she danced on Dil Diyan Gallan from Tiger Zinda Hai with Salman Khan. The actress even asked him some fun questions. Mouni will enter the house and meet the contestants in tonight’s episode.It will be interesting to see who is evicted in tonight’s episode of Bigg Boss 11.
Sporting events like the ongoing Asian Games provide an unique stage for athletes from India and Pakistan mingle freely and even cheer for each other, especially given the current diplomatic hostilities between the two neighboring countries.Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharma won gold for India in the men’s doubles tennis, but they found the support of the Pakistani tennis contingent during the semifinal round at the Jakabaring Tennis Center.Pakistani players were seen making a beeline for a picture with Bopanna, who reached a Grand Slam final with Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi back in 2010.The Bopanna-Qureshi pair used to called the ‘Peace Express’ for never missing a chance to stress on the need for peace between the two nations.”I have played some of the best tennis of my life in India, made great friends there, especially Delhi. I remain in constant touch with them. Whenever I played in Delhi, it was like home away from home,” Pakistan tennis veteran Aqil Khan, who won a host of ITF Futures titles in India between 2000 and 2010, told PTI.”I have also been to Hyderabad, loved the food there. It is exactly what I eat in Karachi. Delhi is the place I miss the most. After matches at DLTA, we used to go out to eat in places like Green Park and South Ex.”It was as if I was playing in my own city,” said the 38-year-old, whose last of the many memorable visits to India came during the 2010 Commonwealth Games.Khan is in the twilight of his long career but like him, the Pakistani youngsters, including Muhammad Abid and Muzammil Murtaza, would love to play in India “if they get the visa”.advertisement The same warmth between the athletes of two countries was visible at the shooting range, where India has had a productive campaign so far.Pistol shooter Ghulam Mustafa Bashir, who qualified for the Rio Olympics, says it is only natural that they get along well with their Indian counterparts.”There is instant connection with the Indians. We speak the same language so there is not even a language barrier which we might face with shooter of other countries. We are always friendly with each other,” the 31-year-old Bashir told PTI.He often discusses his game with India pistol coach Jaspal Rana, a four-time gold medallist at the Asian Games.”We talk about shooting and we talk about other things also,” added Bashir, who is a marine in Pakistan Navy.But there are times, when one has to be careful, especially in the shooting fraternity.”Most of the shooters in Pakistan come from the defence forces. We get along well but you have to maintain a distance. Otherwise, there are no issues. I remember going to Karachi once. We were treated very nicely,” said Rana.(With inputs from PTI)