The smash hit reality TV show Bigg Boss has taken the nation by storm since its inception, with Kannada, Malayalam Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and Bangla versions subsequently being launched in the past decade. With the Hindi version of Bigg Boss in its fourteenth season, the Tamil and Telugu versions are both currently airing and streaming in their fourth seasons. In that light, Colors TV's Bigg Boss 14 being hosted by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan continues to top the TRP ratings yet again, with the contestants on the show becoming household names across the country. Having said that, some of the contestants who end up in various scenarios inside the Bigg Boss house, sometimes also tend to attract controversy outside the show as well. 

In that light, actress Pavitra Punia, who was recently evicted on the 57th day from Bigg Boss 14, has now become a subject of big controversy after allegations by her alleged husband, a hotelier by the name of Sumit Maheshwari. During her stay in the Bigg Boss 14 house, Pavitra was seen flirting with fellow contestant Eijaz Khan, who had told her that he would introduce her to his father as he had taken a liking to her. Eijaz added that he wants her to meet her father as it has been a long time since he liked any girl. There have been speculations across media in Bollywood with reports stating Pavitra and Eijaz would likely continue their relationship off-screen as well.

Having said that, Sumit Maheshwari has been giving interviews stating he is married to Pavitra Punia, while adding that he and his family have been in a state of shock after witnessing the actress flirting on Bigg Boss 14. He also went on to allege that Pavitra had affairs with four men among whom included Paras Chhabra, Pratik Sehajpal and an industry outsider, while being married to him. Sumit has told the media that he will be filing for a divorce, which will allow Pavitra to proceed forward in her life with Eijaz Khan. In the meantime, Chabra too in another interview had said that he had no knowledge of Pavitra's marriage while he was dating her and expressed regret at being in a relationship with her. 

On the contrary, Pavitra Punia has not given an acknowledgement for any of the claims being made by Sumit Maheshwari, while stating during her stint on Bigg Boss 14 that she was only engaged. Pavitra is most known among fans for her roles in the popular television shows such as Love U Zindagi, Yeh Hai Mohabbatein and Naagin, including participating in MTV's dating reality show Splitsvilla 3.