By Pratishtha Ghosh Last Updated:
In every season of the most controversial show, Bigg Boss, we witness contestants being at loggerheads with each other. However, we also see people finding love inside the house or building good bonds with each other. One such contestant duo was Shamita Shetty and Raqesh Bapat, who had become very good friends on Bigg Boss OTT.
While fans had wanted them to make their relationship official, Shamita and Raqesh had insisted on taking their own time. But, after coming out of the Bigg Boss OTT house, the duo was spotted in the city going out on dates. Not just that, when Shamita was inside the Bigg Boss 15 house, Raqesh was rooting for her from outside. However, the actor won't have to do that anymore, as he would be physically present to support her in all the ups and lows.
Recently, a new promo video was shared on the official Instagram account of the channel. In the video, we can see former Bigg Boss OTT contestants, Neha Bhasin and Raqesh Bapat making a wild card entry in Bigg Boss 15. While Shamita was already crying after seeing her friend, Neha, Raqesh entered the house in a gorilla's costume and hugged her from behind. Later, when Shamita realised that it was Raqesh, she hugged him. Then the actor planted a peck on her cheek and said, ''I Love You.''
A few days back, Raqesh Bapat had taken to his Instagram handle to share a picture with Shamita Shetty as he was missing her presence beside him. To express Shamita’s absence, Raqesh had shared a throwback picture of him with his love, Shamita, from Bigg Boss OTT. Alongside it, he had captioned it with a sweet note that could be read as “Missing Vibes #shara @shamitashetty.”
On September 24, 2021, after the wrap of Bigg Boss OTT, Raqesh Bapat and Shamita Shetty were spotted at her sister, Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s restaurant, Bastian. Later, the actor had shared an adorable picture on his IG handle from their dinner date, and we could see the duo holding each other’s hand on the dinner table. Raqesh had captioned the picture as “U and I," followed by a red heart emoticon and had used the hashtag, '#ShaRa', which is the nickname lovingly given to them by their fans.
According to a report by the Hindustan Times, before entering the Bigg Boss 15 house, in a statement, Raqesh Bapat had revealed the reason behind participating in the show and he had also taken Shamita's name as one of the reasons. Talking about the same, he had said:
“Love...a word that has so much meaning! The love from my viewers, all the fans who have been constantly messaging, tweeting, wishing that I come back into the house has worked like a magnet. And yes, of course, Shamita who I found through this journey in the OTT season and I'm looking forward to once again spending some time with her in the craziest house that exists, the Bigg Boss house! So here I am once again going back in the house.”
We can't wait to see Shamita and Raqesh's adorable camaraderie once again!