Reality television often unfolds unexpected drama, but the recent incident on Bigg Boss 17 took a startling turn when contestant Abhishek Kumar took a firm stand against mental health stigma. In a heated confrontation, Abhishek Kumar slapped fellow contestant Samarth Jurel after the latter was caught mocking Abhishek’s mental health. The incident has sparked debates on the responsibilities of reality TV shows in addressing sensitive issues and the importance of fostering a supportive environment for mental health.

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The Bigg Boss house is no stranger to conflicts, but the recent altercation between Abhishek Kumar and Samarth Jurel took a disturbing turn when Abhishek, visibly upset, slapped Samarth. The reason behind the altercation was Samarth’s alleged mockery of Abhishek’s mental health, a matter that is usually handled with sensitivity and care. Isha and Abhishek got into a terrible fight during the nominations task and a lot was said about Abhishek’s mental health, he was also called names by Isha and Samarth. In the upcoming episode, we see that Isha and Samarth poke Abhishek on the same topic, to which he retaliates by slapping Samarth.

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As discussions continue on social media, the incident serves as a reminder of the broader societal need to foster empathy, understanding, and support for those dealing with mental health challenges. The show’s response to this incident will likely shape future discussions on mental health awareness in the context of reality TV.