Bigg Boss OTT 3: Vishal Pandey receives support from Gauahar Khan, Elvish Yadav, Aashika Bhatia, and others after Armaan Malik SLAPS him

Many celebrities, like Gauahar Khan, Elvish Yadav, Aashika Bhatia, and others, have come out in support of Vishal Pandey after he was slapped by Armaan Malik in the Bigg Boss OTT 3 house.

Aqsa Akbani Siddiqui
Written by Aqsa Akbani Siddiqui , Journalist
Updated on Jul 08, 2024 | 01:06 PM IST | 60.9K
Vishal Pandey, Gauhar Khan, Elvish Yadav, Aashika Bhatia
Vishal Pandey, Gauhar Khan, Elvish Yadav, and Aashika Bhatia (PC: JioCinema and respective actors' Instagram)

Trigger Warning: The article contains mention of physical violence.

Bigg Boss OTT 3 has become the talk of the town after a major controversy happened between Vishal Pandey and Armaan Malik. Armaan's first wife, Payal Malik, appeared on the Weekend Ka Vaar episode and exposed Vishal Pandey's statement about Kritika Malik. 

Payal's revelation led to a fiery confrontation between Armaan and Vishal, concluding with Malik slapping Pandey. The incident has left celebrities as well as loyal viewers in shock as they sided with their favorite contestants. Many celebrities came out in support of Vishal Pandey and condemned Armaan Malik's act.

Rakhi Sawant extends support to Vishal Pandey after Armaan Malik slapped him in Bigg Boss OTT 3

Rakhi Sawant recorded a video mentioning that Vishal didn't say anything wrong against Kritika Malik and only appreciated her beauty. Sawant stated that there's no harm in praising others. She also stated that being violent is against the Bigg Boss house rules and Armaan Malik should be evicted immediately. She requested her fans to take a stand for Vishal and condemn Armaan's use of violence.

Take a look at Rakhi Sawant's video supporting Vishal Pandey in Bigg Boss OTT 3:

Elvish Yadav condemns Armaan Malik's act of slapping Vishal Pandey


Elvish Yadav who has been an avid viewer of the show because of his bestie Lovekesh Kataria's presence in it also shared his views on the controversy. While he mentioned that Vishal's statement was distasteful, he emphasized non-violence in the house. 

Yadav added that with leverage given and violence being justified time and again in the Bigg Boss house, it will not lead to a better example. He added how in Bigg Boss 17 too, Abhishek Kumar's slap to Samarth Jurel didn't yield stronger punishment for the former.

Gauahar Khan and Aashika Bhatia support Vishal Pandey against Armaan Malik

Another celebrity contestant to extend support to social media influencer Vishal Pandey is Gauahar Khan. The Bigg Boss 7 winner Gauahar Khan mentioned that telling a married woman that she's beautiful isn't wrong.

Aashika Bhatia, Bigg Boss OTT 2's contestant has known Vishal Pandey for years. The actress came out in support of Pandey and wrote, "I'm really shocked that this is happening, Vishal is being targetted. Knowing him since years, he's not was he is being portrayed there, Tom with you always. As a friend I feel really bad. Be strong @vishalpandey_21."


Take a look at celebrities extending support for Vishal Pandey here:

Gauahar Khan, Aashika Bhatia, Baseer Ali and Anjali Arora support Vishal Pandey

Kundali Bhagya's Baseer Ali also came out in support of Vishal Pandey and mentioned that if a husband can't stand people appreciating their wives, then he should not get them on a platform like Bigg Boss. He stated that Vishal is well aware that he is being seen and heard on national television 24*7.

Lock Upp's Anjali Arora also came out in Vishal Pandey's support and lashed out at Armaan Malik for his acts. Anjali stated that Armaan is the one who has been spreading wrong messages about polygamy in society. She added that Vishal didn't make any derogatory comments toward Kritika, as he only mentioned that he found her beautiful. 

Arora added that, just like Armaan, Vishal too has all the rights to express his feelings.

After Armaan Malik slapped Vishal Pandey, Bigg Boss took Deepak Chaurasia, Lovekesh Kataria, and Ranvir Shorey's opinions into consideration and declared the situation a special case, and thus Armaan continued to stay in the house despite breaking the biggest rule of Bigg Boss House. However, he has been nominated for the entire season.


Bigg Boss 9's Kishwer Merchant also shared her opinion in favor of Vishal Pandey. 

Checkout Kishwer Merchant's tweet below:


Check out Bigg Boss 14's Abhinav Shukla's tweet on Armaan Malik- Vishal Pandey controversy here:

Checkout Bigg Boss 15's Rajiv Adatia's views on Armaan Malik slapping Vishal Pandey in Bigg Boss OTT 3:

Why did Armaan Malik slap Vishal Pandey in Bigg Boss OTT 3?

Armaan Malik's first wife and evicted contestant Payal Malik of Bigg Boss OTT 3 appeared on the Weekend Ka Vaar episode and exposed Vishal Pandey's statement about Kritika Malik. In the show, Vishal stated that he finds Kritika Malik beautiful and feels guilty about it. Furthermore, he went ahead to whisper the same in his good friend Lovekesh's ears, which offended Payal.

After Payal exposed Vishal, he defended himself, stating that he didn't mean anything wrong and only praised Kritika Malik without any derogatory remarks. However, Armaan was seen getting furious at Vishal for passing a comment on his wife.

As Armaan confronted Vishal over his intentions, the conversation turned fiery as Armaan slapped Vishal, leaving him shocked. Lovekesh immediately held Armaan and put him aside, while Sai Ketan Rao and Sana Makbul tried to calm down Vishal. After the incident, Armaan and Vishal indulged in a verbal spat.


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Aqsa Akbani Siddiqui, a BMM graduate with a specialization in Journalism, boasts an impressive and diverse career spanning


Credits: Elvish Yadav's YouTube Channel, Gauhar Khan's Instagram, Bebika Durve and Rakhi Sawant's Instagram

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