On Thursday’s episode, Bigg Boss 14 contestants completed the captaincy task for this week and Eijaz Khan emerged as the new captain of the house. Red zone contestants Nikki Tamboli, Jaan Kumar Sanu, Rahul Vaidya, and Pavitra Punia supported Eijaz’s bid for captaincy and he was declared as the winner of the task as well by Bigg Boss.
After taking over captaincy duties from new entrant Kavita Kaushik, Eijaz was blamed by her for his relentlessly nagging to do household duties and not break rules. However, this resulted in a massive shouting outburst from Kavita’s side as she lost her temper. Eijaz remained calm during the entire fight episode even though he was also abused by Kavita many times and called names as well.
Later, when Kavita joined Abhinav Shukla, Rubina Dilaik, Jasmin Bhasin, Nishant Malkhani, and Naina Singh to discuss the matter and cool down herself, Rubina was seen making a passing comment on Eijaz’s mental health. Rubina was heard, saying, “Looking at his mental health, I thought you (Kavita) would be a helping guide.”
Soon enough, Abhinav interjected and told Kavita that Eijaz was very happy when she entered the BB 14 house and the verbal fight between the two had taken them by surprise. Rubina and Abhinav also discussed how they thought Kavita would be an “emotional cushion” for Eijaz in the show.
Rubina’s comment has not gone down well with Bigg Boss 14 and Eijaz Khan’s fans, who are calling out the actress for being “insensitive” and “trivialising” mental health issues.
One user tweeted, “I’m getting so pissed. Not only because I support #EijazKhan but because Rubina clearly did trivialise mental health issues. And people who are saying Eijaz has actually gone through, yes he did but to say she was being considerate is completely wrong. All she was doing is bitching.” (sic) Another wrote, “Rubina Dilaik commenting on Eijaz’s mental health how insensitive of her to talk about him like this…” (sic)
— Maya (@Sarangichamoli) October 29, 2020
Eijaz himself has spoken about his mental health issues and Rubina did not mean it in a condescending way. Just using the word mental health does not make it derogatory.Ab haters ko kaun convince kare#BB14 #BiggBoss14 #RubinaDilaik #EijazKhan
— н ⓐ (@SardiKaTheEnd) October 29, 2020
How & why @ColorsTV allows Rubina & Abhinav to comment on #EijazKhan ‘s mental health??Who is she? Is she Doctor??Isn’t she defaming Eijaz??Why this lady pass personal comments on others family & upbringing??.Evict that Negative soul..#BB14 #BiggBoss14
— ❤️ (@albelaindian) October 29, 2020
I’m getting so pissed rn. Not only bcoz i support #EijazKhan but because Rubina clearly did trivialise mental health issues? And people who are saying eijaz has actually went thru, yes he did but to say she was being considerate is completely wrong. All she was doing is bitching pic.twitter.com/WJK1EyXjGs
— Saniya J (@Saniya92899614) October 29, 2020
Later, in the bathroom area, Abhinav, Nishant Malkhani, and Rubina got together again and discuss Eijaz’s various personality aspects. Nishant also said that he feels Eijaz is playing the character of “a psycho” in the show.