Sonali Raut
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Easily one of the interesting contestants of "Bigg Boss 8", Sonali Raut turns 24 on Tuesday. Born on 23 December 1990, the actress, like any other popular face, has had her share of controversies.

From being slapped by "The Xpose" co-star Zoya Afroz to forcefully kissing Gautam Gulati, Raut sure knows how to stay in the news.

Afroz and Raut's friction dates way back when the two were shooting for their debut film. According to reports, they had a major cat fight, which escalated to unimaginable levels until lead actor Himesh Reshammiya intervened.

The differences hadn't quite settled between the two when it was widely reported, the "BB8" contestant was slapped hard during the shoot of "Comedy Nights With Kapil".

"Sonali confronted Zoya in the make-up van and reminded her about their earlier tiff. She also asked her to behave well, saying she would otherwise hit Zoya," The Times of India quoted a source as saying.

From shifting loyalties to flirting with the boys, Raut has got herself into neck-deep soup. While Diandra Soares believes she is like a pendulum and clamours for Gautam and Upen Patel's attention, others have opined she has a confused persona.

In a shocking incident, Raut tried kissing the "Diya Aur Baati Hum" actor on their way to the house after having shopped for the luxury budget supplies at the mall. This revelation shook the entire house and it soon led to contestants gossiping about her desperate ways.

Another event, which put both the inmates and viewers in a fix, was the tight slap she planted on Ali Quli Mirza's face after she learnt of the distasteful comments he made about her. This led to her being nominated for eviction till the end of the show.

The model-actress has also drawn immense flak for being inactive and refusing to do household work. The method she had applied for sweeping the garden area clean has received heavy criticism from the viewers and it still is the point of many "BB8" discussions.