Gautam Gulati, Sonali Raut
Gautam Gulati, Sonali RautBigg Boss 8/ Facebook

When Sonali Raut confessed about her fondness for Upen Patel, several viewers were left shocked. All this while, the "Xpose" actress was more interested in Gautam Gulati than herself but now it looks like she has had a massive change of heart.

Additionally, the P3G (Praneet Bhatt, Puneet Issar, Pritam Singh and Gulati) speculated that since they've been nominated and cornered by the housemates, it was only wise for Raut to stay on the side with an upper hand.

This might be true to a certain extent because she never discussed Gautam's quirks earlier. Now that he has been nominated and runs the risk of being evicted, Raut chose Patel to be safe and snug in the house.

Interestingly, viewers have a similar opinion about the model-turned-actress and they aren't amused with such a strong display of disloyalty. While some labeled her "cheap", others opined that she has been toying with Gulati's feelings to stay in the game.

So, does this mean the brewing romance was only a ploy put into action by Raut to stick around in the house? Fans of "Bigg Boss 8" feel that since she is being nominated every week and is mostly disliked by the housemates, she devised an intelligent plan to stretch her stay.

Here's what some of the Twitterati wrote:

Rosey Insan: @ColorsTV @upenpatelworld @SonaliRaut6 yar ye sonali hai kya cheez..kabhi upen to kabhi gautam..dono hatho me laddu boss :P

isha sharma: @ColorsTV @upenpatelworld @SonaliRaut6 shame on u sonali first she told gautam she likes him and now with upen in blanket shame on u looser

Mahnoor Fazil: @ColorsTV @BiggBoss @upenpatelworld @SonaliRaut6 sad for gautum he trusted her n care for her but sonali ..... :( not cool sonali

Mann: @BiggBoss upen ko koi doll dedo akela nahi so sakta upen. Aur sonali ki harkate dekh ke ajib lagta hai ki koi ladki aisi bhi hosakti hai