Bigg Boss 9 with Salman Khan
The Indian version of Celebrity Big Brother UK is hosted by Bollywood superstar Salman KhanColors

Bigg Boss 9, the Indian version of the popular reality show Big Brother UK, is just a fortnight away from the finale and the environment inside the house has become tense after the Ticket to Finale task. The contestants were asked to safeguard sand filled in their container while reducing it from the boxes of others in order to win the task. However, things turned ugly when Prince Narula and Kishwer Merchant teamed up against Priya Malik.

Prince turned aggressive towards the former Big Brother Australia finalist and blocked her from reducing sand from the containers of her co-contestants. He also managed to play mind games with the rest of the housemates and ultimately removed her from the task.

Wild card entrant Rishabh tried to play it safe throughout the task, but became a major target for Prince who encouraged the girls to empty Rishabh's container. This led to three clear winners for the second task.

His actions during the task, however, came in for severe criticism from fans who found him abusive, especially after Priya showed her bruises on camera after the task was completed.

The former Roadies winner and his TV actress friend won the task along with Mandana Karimi and the trio will perform another task in order to win the finale ticket.

Ex-contestant Kamaal R Khan, meanwhile, has predicted that Mandana will win the second and final task for the finale ticket. Khan is reputed for precisely predicting outcomes related to the controversial Indian reality show.

"Today Mandana has gone to finale so RT this if you think that Mandana will win Bigg Boss 9 n favourite if you think that Prince will win," he wrote.

The finale of Bigg Boss 9 will air on 23 January on Colors network and the upcoming week will decide on the three finalists.