Bigg Boss 13 contestant Devoleena Bhattacharjee is rumoured to be quitting the show due to her back injury. The actor is suffering from severe back pain and has been reportedly told not to part in any of the tasks. However, Devoleena's mother Anima Bhattacharjee recently confirmed that there was no truth the rumours.
Speaking to Times of India, Anima said, ''My daughter is a fighter. She is not someone who would give up so easily. These are just rumours and there is no truth to it. In fact, if you see the latest promo, despite being so unwell, my daughter has participated in the task. She is giving her best and is ready to entertain the viewers. The channel and the production house has not informed me anything about her exit."
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Talking about her health conditions, Devoleena's mother said, "She has been giving her 100 percent even though she is unwell. She has pain in her back since a long time now, but she has never shown it to the audience. She is playing quite well and I am happy with her performance on the show. I just hope she recovers soon and want to request all her fans to support her."
She also expressed her gratitude towards Rashami Desai, who is Devoleena's friend on the show. "I feel so happy and proud when I watch Devoleena and Rashami together. Their friendship is pure and genuine. I want to thank Rashami with folded hands that she has taken good care of my ailing daughter. From massaging her aching back to being with her all the time, Rashami has not left Devoleena alone in a time of need," she said.
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Meanwhile, Bigg Boss 13 has been extended by another five weeks. It was scheduled to end in January but is now said to continue till February. According to a report in Bollywood Hungama, the channel and Bigg Boss producers Endemol are paying Salman Khan an extra Rs 2 crore per episode – to continue as host post the original schedule. The website quoted an insider as saying, ''Salman made it very clear that he didn’t want to extend his stint on Bigg Boss due to his other film commitments (post-production of Dabangg 2, shooting of Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai). However the channel Colors lured him to stay on with added zeroes on his paycheck.''