Posted Thu, October 20, 2011 3:10pm IST

Read on to know what happens on Day 18 in the Bigg Boss 5 house

The previous day, Amar Upadhyay had been assigned a secret task by Bigg Boss to convince his co-contestants that neither Shonali Nagrani nor Pooja Bedi are the right choices for captain for the upcoming week. As day 18 commences, Amar realises that he has very little time to convince most of the people in the house about changing the nominations for the captain elections. Amar starts to panic. Later in the day, captain nominations are held and the new captain for the coming week is elected.

Prior to the elections, Lakshmi had promised Shonali that she would vote for her as the captain for the coming week, but Lakshmi changed her mind and chose to vote for Pooja Bedi instead. Once the elections were over, Shonali taunts Lakshmi Tripathi and accuses her of being a liar because she broke her promise. An agitated Lakshmi loses her temper and lashes out at Shonali for being questioned about her vote. Lakshmi is furious as she claims to be neutral and justifies to all that she will stick her ground regardless of what the others might have to say about her actions. She made it clear that she doesn’t need to follow anybody’s instructions and is smart enough to decide what she wants to do. Mahek Chahal and Vida Samadzai try to calm her down but she continues to accuse Shonali of being unfair and unreasonable.

Knowing that Amar doesn’t share a perfectly peaceful rapport with most of the members of the Bigg Boss 5 house, Siddharth decides to poison their ears about Amar and share some ‘outside’ world insights. Siddharth reveals to Shakti Kapoor and some other housemates the content of his interviews before he entered the Bigg Boss house. He also mentions that Amar has decided to use the divide-and-rule strategy and he had made some derogatory comments about all the contestants before entering the house. This upsets the other contestants in the house and worsens Amar’s image in their eyes.

To add to the fun quotient in the house, the housemates organise a pool party. The contestants are provided swimsuits, food and music and a party atmosphere is set up. All the contestants jump into the pool and have a gala time while forgetting all the ill-feelings they have been harbuoring for each other. Special bonding moments are evident between Amar-Mahek, Amar-Vida, Siddharth-Vida, Siddharth-Shonali, Shakti-Vida and Shakti-Shraddha while the rest of the people continue to mingle with each other and dance while shedding their inhibitions. The housemates are happy and content.