With just a few days to go for the grand finale, Bigg Boss 13 has got its top four contestants.
Sidharth Shukla, Asim Riaz and Rashami Desai were the first ones to secure their place in the finale, courtesy their elite club membership.
They were given a chance to save a housemate with a task.
When Paras Chhabra, Mahira Sharma, Shehnaaz Gill and Arti Singh get locked up inside cages, the three elite club members have to free a housemate they think deserves a spot in the top four.
Asim wants Arti while Rashami claims she is okay with Arti and Shehnaaz.
Shukla pulls off a shocker and says he wants to save Paras.
Both Asim and Rashami try to convince Sid to save Arti but he doesn't budge and says that he wants to repay Paras as he saved him in a nomination task recently.
Asim and Sid are at the loggerheads once again, and when they get physical, Bigg Boss intervenes.
Finally, Sid saves Paras, and the latter is overwhelmed.
Shehnaaz and Arti are, of course, upset.
Sid claims he saved Paras because he wanted to repay him but there's another reason behind his grand gesture.
When Salman Khan questions Sid about his strategy, he starts off with his usual reason of wanting to repay Paras. Then, he adds that he could not choose between Shehnaaz and Arti.
Well, that makes more sense, doesn't it?
Even on social media, a lot of ex-contestants blasted Sidharth for not saving either Shehnaaz or Arti as it would have taken them to the finale.
Kishwer Merchant tweeted, 'Asim doesn't want Paras .. maybe coz he feels Paras is his competition and he hasn't liked Paras from day 1 .. but Sidharth protecting Paras ? He knows Sana and Arti are strong competition.. so he played dirty !!!'
Former contestant Shefali Bagga tweeted, 'Iss padav par aake repay karne ka kya matlab hai? Sabki help karke mahaan banna hai ? #SiddharthShukIa jab kehta hai ki #ShehnazKaur se usko attachment hai jo kisi aur se nahi hui toh #ParasChabbra ko bachane ka koi matlab nahi. And #arti uski itni purani dost.'
Call it strategy or anything else, Sid definitely played his game smartly.
But will this send Shehnaaz or Arti home?
Let's wait and watch!
Namrata Thakker has been covering the entertainment beat for more than seven years and has quite the eye for celebrity fashion. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org