Bigg Boss 11
Bigg Boss 11 contestants Vikas Gupta and Shilpa ShindeBigg Boss/Twitter

Nothing is permanent in Bigg Boss 11 house, not even rivalry. In the latest episode of the controversial show, housemates were put to test during nominations.

Unlike the previous nomination tasks, this time, the contestants' friendships were tested. While Priyank Sharma went bald to save his new friend Hiten Tejwani from nomination, Benafsha Soonawalla agreed to get nominated for the next two weeks to save Priyank.

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But what came as a surprise in the sneak-peek was when Vikas Gupta was asked to sacrifice his favourite jacket to save Shilpa Shinde.

Vikas, who seems to be willing to win hearts, happily sacrificed his jacket to save Shilpa from elimination. This, in turn, left Shilpa teary-eyed and the viewers shocked.

While it's not clear if the friendship is for real or for the cameras, the two foes-turned-friends definitely seem to know how to make the show entertaining.

It should be recalled that since the first week of Bigg Boss 11, Shilpa had been mentally harassing Vikas as she believes that the TV producer ensured her exit from popular show Bhabiji Ghar Pe Hai. Even Bigg Boss had intervened and asked Shilpa to not get personal with any contestant. Yet, Shilpa didn't stop and continued her feud with Vikas. A frustrated Vikas even tried to jump out of the house and leave the show several times. 

Vikas Gupta kisses Shilpa Shinde
Vikas Gupta kisses Shilpa Shinde in Bigg Boss 11 houseTwitter

While fans may be happy seeing them as friends, Akash Dadlani, who had been supporting Shilpa until now, was seen saying that it was their strategy to win the show.

Check out a few Twitter reaction to Vikas' sacrifice for Shilpa:

innocent fan‏: #ShilpaShinde u r a heart winner tumne to #VikasGupta k dil ko b pighla diya jo insaan tumhare saath aana nahi chahata tha now he is sacrificing his jacket 4 u big win for shilpa #BB11 #BiggBoss11

Avneet Singh‏: Yes! And huge #respect for #VikasGupta and happy that they both are becoming good friends! Is baar ka #BiggBoss dekhna safal ho gaya

Jessi Sing‏: Waooo yea toh sonepe suhaga hogaya love u both #ShilpaShinde #VikasGupta

Sonia Alvi‏: Jo v ho fake ho real ho.. its tooo cute.. #vikasgupta i luv u man. #shilpashinde luv u2

shipra seth‏: darr k aagye jeet hai...#VikasGupta

bunnie‏: the only chemistry we want to watch in big boss between #ShilpaShinde nd #VikasGupta . rest all are fuk off. #bb11 #BigBoss11

ankit raj‏: Jacket for #ShilpaShinde. Absolutely #VikasGupta is cleaver guy and he is playing so well...@BiggBoss

Pavankumarnv‏: Yes #VikasGupta is the hero of this season even @ColorsTV @Bigboss needs him without him #Biggloss for them #BB11