If there is one contestant in Bigg Boss Season 8, from whom others could take a lesson in determination and team spirit, it is undoubtedly Bollywood actress Sonali Raut.
The Xpose heroine met not with one, two or three, but four consecutive accidents in Bigg Boss, when she repeatedly fell on slippery vehicular fuel, which had dripped on a thin parapet, while doing the TVS Scooty Zest 110 task opposite Soni Singh.
But to everyone's surprise, each and every time she fell with a solid hurting thud on her hips and back, Sonali sportingly got up without making a fuss about her pain and continued the task.
"In Bigg Boss, Sonali has constantly shown what real women of substance are made of. She has proved that she's not only a diva, but also the most determined Housemate, in a uniquely calm and restrained way," remarks her proud publicist Dale Bhagwagar.
"With the kind of deadly falls she underwent, someone else in her place would have cribbed, cried and done a lot of drama, apart from giving up on the task midway. But not Sonali. Isse kehte hai, winner material," he beams.
In fact, after Sonali slipped for the fourth time, Minissha Lamba even suggested that they should stop the task while Sushant Divgikar rushed to her and gave a tight hug.
"The thuds were terrible and we all saw it. But look at Sonali's spirit and guts. She got up every time she fell and continued, until the task ending buzzer went off," Dale points out, "just hoping, she hasn't hurt herself with any deep tissue or bone injury".
So true! Sonali may have lost the task to Soni Singh, but emerged as the real winner in the eyes of the viewers.