The day before yesterday, the telecasters of Bigg Boss released a promo in which Punarnavi is referring a contestant as his brother and they cut to Rahul immediately making the audience believe that she referred him. This led to several discussions on social media saying that Punarnavi disappointed Rahul by referring him as her brother. Cut to the yesterday's Raksha Bandhan special episode, Punarnavi wished everyone a happy Raksha Bandhan, expect Rahul. She referred Varun Sandesh as her brother and tied Rakhi to him. The episode was filled with joy as well as a few emotional moments. Varun asked Himaja to tie him the rakhi as she is the one called him 'Anna' right after entering the house.
Sreemukhi tied Rakhi to Baba Bhaskar and Ashu tied it to Mahesh Vitta. Ali Reza asked Siva Jyothi to tie him the Rakhi. Baba Bahakser also got a surprise video from his wife which made him emotional. On the whole, the episode went on a happy note and also confirmed that there is something brewing up between Rahul Sipligunj and Punarnavi Bhupalam.