The Bigg Boss house is known for its bickering, but once in a while, love can blossom in the acrimonious air, too! Malayalam Bigg Boss contestants Pearle Maaney and Srinish Aravind are finally engaged after falling in love on the sets of the reality TV show. The couple made it official on their respective social media pages, putting up a picture which shows their hands with the engagement rings.
Pearle is a popular VJ and model while Srinish has acted in Malayalam and Tamil TV serials as well as short films. The couple had shot and uploaded a video about their love in December last year which garnered over 1.2 million views. The song, which is in Tamil, is titled 'Pearlish - Fly With You' and shows the couple sharing romantic moments together.
Srinish had made an announcement about the engagement on Rimi Tomy's Onnum Onnum Moonu show a few months ago and had added that they would get married in 2019.
There was much speculation about their relationship on Bigg Boss Malayalam, which is hosted by actor Mohanlal. The superstar had commented about their growing interest in each other and had even played a montage of visuals of the two of them together on the show. And this included a moment caught on camera when Pearle confessed to Srinish that she likes him and would like to marry him!
Cynics, of course, dismissed all this as part of a "staged" show. Once, when Pearle was on the verge of eviction, Mohanlal allowed a teary-eyed Srinish to go till the doors and say bye. However, Pearle turned out to be in the safe zone and the two of them rushed into each other's arms in an "aww" moment that had fans of the show on a high. Some did say that the whole thing was fake, but as it turns out, the couple did indeed fall in love and were not pretending.
Though Srinish is a Malayali, he grew up in Chennai, while Pearle is from Cochin. Srinish was a finalist on the show and Pearle was the first runner-up.