Rahul Mahajan, son of late Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Pramod Mahajan, has been creating waves on reality TV show “Bigg Boss” by his flirtations with controversial starlet Monica Bedi and rumoured link-up with actress Payal Rohtagi.
And Rakhi Vijayan, who was voted out of the show on Saturday, was seen playing a strange mix of a trouble-maker and trouble-shooter between Rahul and Monica. The actress, best known for playing Sweety in comedy serial “Hum Paanch”, went to the “Bigg Boss” house after a troubled marriage with Raveena Tandon’s brother Rajiv. Rahul too is on the show after his marriage to long-time sweetheart Shweta ended.
To compound the strangeness of the situation is Payal, who has been seriously linked to Rahul after his break-up. So who scripted this bizarre quadrangle? Destiny or the “Bigg Boss” spin-doctors?
One wonders how the Rahul-Payal real-life pair were thrown together in the seclusion of the game show house. A question that one of the contestants - comedian Ehsaan Qureshi - brought up not so gently on live camera. He also accused Rahul of stealing into the girls’ chamber in the middle of the night after wrenching off his microphone - something that is strictly against the “Bigg Boss” rules.
Said an industry source: “There’s definitely more to the Mahajan-Monica-Payal-Rakhi quartet at ‘Bigg Boss’ than meets the eye.”
The question is whom is Rahul Mahajan interested in - Payal Rohatgi or Monica Bedi? On the “Bigg Boss” cameras he seems to be completely ignoring Payal and lavishing interest on Monica. In fact, Rakhi was heard scolding Rahul last week for “freaking” Monica out by flirting with her. To this Rahul replied that he was only indulging in some “time pass”.
Mahajan’s constant attention to Monica could be a ruse to throw spectators off the Payal trail. But it could be a very dangerous ruse. The source added: “If Rahul is just flirting for time-pass then he’s playing with fire. Neither the government agencies nor Abu Salem will like what Rahul is doing with Monica. And if Monica is in ‘Bigg Boss’ to whitewash her image, then she isn’t going about it the right away by crying constantly and making herself out to be a babe lost in the woods who doesn’t know how to deal with Rahul’s attentions.”