Bigg Boss 10: Manu Punjabi to return after performing mother’s last rites


Bigg Boss 10’ commoner contestant Manoj Punjabi aka Manu had to make an emergency exit from the house following the sudden demise of his mother Sujata Punjabi.

Manu’s mother, who was staying with his elder brother Amar Punjabi in Jodhpur, was rushed to a hospital after she suffered a cardiac arrest, but was pronounced dead on arrival by doctors. She was in her 70s. Reportedly, Manu reached Jodhpur on Saturday morning and has performed the last rites of his mother.

Manu’s fiancée Priya Saini had informed the makers of the reality show about the demise of Manu’s mother, and also travelled back to Jodhpur with him. She had visited the show to be a part of the ‘Weekend Ka Vaar’ episode, along with Monalisa’s boyfriend Vikrant Singh Rajpoot and Manveer Gujjar’s sister-in-law.

The episode was originally shot on Friday and Manu’s exit from the ‘Bigg Boss’ house will be telecast tomight, December 5.    

However, Manu will return and complete his term in the Bigg Boss house, confirmed his fiancée.

She told a leading daily, “After shooting for ‘Salman ki Sabha’, I went back to the hotel. At around 12 in the night, I got to know about this news and that’s when I asked the makers to allow Manu to come out of the house so that we both could be with his family in Jodhpur. It’s a difficult time for us, especially for Manu, as he was extremely close to his mother.”

She added, “Yes, he would be returning after few days.”