The Bigg Boss 16 house was ablaze with excitement as a task was assigned to the contestants. The rivalry between the mandali and non-mandali teams intensified as they battled for the grand prize. The recent challenge put the contestants to the test, revealing their strengths and weaknesses. Sumbul Toqueer‘s detachment from the mandali, Archana Gautam, Shalin Bhanot, and Priyanka Chahar Choudhary ‘s triumphant buzzer hold, and the trio’s secret meeting to plot retaliation all added to the drama. The game has just begun, and the next round promises to be even more thrilling. To get a gist, read Bigg Boss 16 Day 123 Promo here.

Sumbul is heartbroken over the nomination task as MC Stan and Shiv Thakare‘s names were also added due to her miscalculation. As she wraps herself in her blanket, tears streaming down her face, Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia and Shiv try to comfort her and lift her spirits. Despite their efforts, Sumbul continues to shoulder the blame and refuses to let go of her guilt. Bigg Boss calls MC Stan and Shiv for a talk, quizzing them on why they haven’t played the victim card. Sumbul, on the other hand, sees herself as the villain of the situation. Bigg Boss sets the record straight, pointing out the two boys’ efforts to keep the mandali united, while Sumbul falls into self-pity. MC Stan and Shiv then chat about Sumbul, urging her to open up about her feelings and stop playing the victim. However, Sumbul walks away from the conversation, causing frustration for MC Stan and irritation for Nimrit. Meanwhile, Archana and Priyanka are elated to have made it to the finale week. MC Stan suspects that Archana’s sudden niceness is just a façade, a ploy to avoid conflict in the crucial final stretch. As for MC Stan and Shiv, they seek advice from Shalin on how to spice things up with a love angle. With their nomination looming, the two best friends wonder if this could be their last days in the house. During a conversation with Nimrit, Shiv and MC Stan question her for entertaining Shalin. Nimrit explains that she doesn’t have anyone to confide in, but as Shiv tries to address her mixed signals, she walks away, causing the mandali to fracture. However, after much emotional turmoil and an apology from Nimrit, the mandali reunites in a warm embrace.

The Bigg Boss house is once again in a tizzy as the prize money and the much-talked-about nerve-wracking buzzer return to test the contestants’ nerves. The competition between the two groups in the house – the “mandali” consisting of Shiv Thakare, Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia, MC Stan and Sumbul Touqeer who believe in playing together as a team and the “non-mandali” members Archana Gautam, Priyanka Chahar Choudhary, and Shalin Bhanot who prefer to play individually – heats up as they battle for a chance to revive the Rs. 50 lakh prize money. Bigg Boss tasks the non-mandali members to cling to the buzzer for an hour while being tied up with a harness and tormented by the mandali. If the mandali successfully distracts them, then any member of the mandali will be awarded the prize money. However, if the non-mandali members hold on, then any one of them who wins the game will receive the prize money. Additionally, if a member of the losing team wins the season, they will receive the current prize money of Rs. 20 lakhs.

The Bigg Boss throws a curveball by asking the mandali team is asked to eliminate one member from the group. They choose Sumbul to sit out, much to her disappointment. As the task begins, the mandali trio goes all out, using a variety of techniques to try to distract the non-mandali team who are holding onto the buzzer. They pour oil and soap water, spray foam, and use hair removal cream and insect repellent to try to unhinge the non-mandali players. However, the non-mandali players maintain their focus and hold onto the buzzer. The tension rises as Shiv relentlessly prods Priyanka’s ears, causing her to snap. Priyanka desperately fights to keep her hands on the buzzer, but the mandali team puts forth their greatest effort to distract her. Despite their attempts, Priyanka remains resolute and holds her ground. The task lasted an hour and was quite intense to watch. The Bigg Boss announces that the next round will be held at a later time, and the non-mandali team embraces each other in celebration despite their faces being smeared with various substances. I couldn’t help but feel for Shalin, Priyanka, and Archana as they were put through the wringer.

After the task concludes, Archana conspires with Priyanka to repay the mandali in kind for their mistreatment. Meanwhile, Shalin, Priyanka and Archana huddle together to plot their revenge. Archana sneaks into the kitchen and procures some materials, while Shalin engages in small talk with the mandali, pretending to be on their side. Meanwhile, Archana approaches Sumbul and tries to convince her that she would have been better off if she had been part of the mandali. Sumbul reveals that she had held back some winning strategies during the task, much to Archana’s surprise.

After the task gets done, Archana plans with Priyanka that when she gets the chance she is going to give good to them. Meanwhile, the other team Shalin, Priyanka and Archana plan what they would do. Archana goes to the kitchen and secretly brings stuff. On the other hand, Shalin sits with the mandali but doesn’t disclose his team’s plan and they joke about the former contestant, Tina Datta. Side by side, a whole flip game as Archana calls Sumbul and tries to tell her that if the mandali would have taken her it would have been better. Sumbul then discloses that she knew some tactics that the mandali could have won but didn’t disclose it.

The Bigg Boss house is going wild, and the outcome is anyone’s guess as to who will come out on top and claim the coveted prize money. Stay tuned for more updates and gossip.