Mumbai: After 105 days of drama, entertainment, and emotions, Bigg Boss 17 came to an end on Saturday night with the grand finale episode. The show, hosted by Salman Khan, had five finalists competing for the coveted trophy and the cash prize of Rs 50 lakh. They were stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui, TV actress Ankita Lokhande, singer Abhishek Kumar, model Mannara Chopra, and social media influencer Arun Mahashetty.
The finale episode was a six-hour-long extravaganza, featuring power-packed performances by the finalists and the eliminated contestants, fun segments with Salman Khan and special guests, and the announcement of the winner. The audience had been eagerly waiting for the final result, which was revealed by Salman Khan after a suspenseful countdown.
The winner and the runner-up
Salman Khan announced that Munawar Faruqui had emerged as the winner of Bigg Boss 17, beating Abhishek Kumar, who became the runner-up. Munawar Faruqui received the maximum votes from the viewers, who appreciated his humor, honesty, and resilience in the show. Salman Khan handed over the trophy to Munawar Faruqui, who also received a cheque of Rs 50 lakh and a car as the winner’s prize. Munawar Faruqui thanked Salman Khan, the makers of the show, his fellow contestants, and the fans for their love and support. He also dedicated his win to his family and his mentor Zakir Khan.
Abhishek Kumar, who came second, congratulated Munawar Faruqui and said that he was happy for him. He also thanked the fans for voting for him and supporting him throughout his journey. He said that he had learned a lot from the show and made some good friends.
The journey of the top 5
The top 5 finalists of Bigg Boss 17 had a roller-coaster ride in the show, facing various challenges, tasks, nominations, and evictions. They also had their share of friendships, rivalries, romances, and controversies in the house.
Munawar Faruqui, who entered the show as a wildcard contestant, won the hearts of the audience with his witty jokes and positive attitude. He also faced some tough situations in the house, such as being accused of hurting religious sentiments, being physically attacked by Arun Mahashetty, and being nominated for eviction multiple times. He also had a close bond with Ankita Lokhande, who supported him throughout the show.
Ankita Lokhande, who was one of the most popular and loved contestants on the show, impressed the viewers with her grace, dignity, and maturity. She also showed her competitive spirit and leadership skills in the tasks. She had a friendly equation with most of the contestants, except Arun Mahashetty, who often targeted her and mocked her personal life. She also had a romantic angle with Abhishek Kumar, who confessed his feelings for her on national television.
Abhishek Kumar, who was known for his melodious voice and charming personality, entertained the audience with his singing and dancing skills. He also proved his mettle in the tasks and stood up for himself and his friends. He had a good rapport with Munawar Faruqui, Mannara Chopra, and Ankita Lokhande, with whom he shared a special bond. He also had some arguments with Arun Mahashetty, who tried to provoke him and create misunderstandings between him and Ankita Lokhande.
Mannara Chopra, who is the cousin of Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, showcased her glamour and style in the show. She also participated actively in the tasks and gave tough competition to the other contestants. She had a friendly and fun-loving nature and got along well with most of the housemates. She also had a flirtatious relationship with Arun Mahashetty, who often complimented her and teased her.
Arun Mahashetty, who was one of the most controversial and notorious contestants on the show, created a lot of drama and chaos in the house. He was known for his aggressive and manipulative behavior and often got into fights and arguments with the other contestants. He also played dirty games and tried to sabotage the tasks and the nominations. He had a bitter rivalry with Ankita Lokhande, Munawar Faruqui, and Abhishek Kumar, who exposed his lies and schemes. He also had a soft corner for Mannara Chopra, who he called his ‘crush’.
The elimination order
The top 5 finalists of Bigg Boss 17 faced the final eviction on the grand finale night, based on the votes of the viewers. The elimination order was as follows:
- Arun Mahashetty was the first finalist to be evicted from the show. He received the least votes from the audience, who were fed up with his antics and attitude. He said that he had no regrets and that he played the game in his way. He also took a dig at Munawar Faruqui and said that he did not deserve to win the show.
- Ankita Lokhande was the second finalist to be eliminated from the show. She received the second least votes from the viewers, who were surprised and disappointed by her exit. She said that she was happy with her journey and that she had given her best in the show. She also wished Munawar Faruqui and Abhishek Kumar all the best and said that she loved them both.
- Mannara Chopra was the third finalist to be evicted from the show. She received the third least votes from the audience, who appreciated her performance and personality in the show. She said that she was grateful for the opportunity and that she had a lot of fun in the house. She also thanked Arun Mahashetty for being her friend and said that she would miss him.
- Abhishek Kumar was the fourth and the last finalist to be evicted from the show. He received the second-highest votes from the viewers, who were impressed by his talent and charm in the show. He said that he was proud of his journey and that he had made some lifelong memories in the house. He also hugged Munawar Faruqui and said that he was happy for him and that he deserved to win the show.
The previous achievements of the winner
Munawar Faruqui, who became the winner of Bigg Boss 17, is not new to the world of reality shows. He had previously participated in and won another reality show, Lockup Show, which was based on the concept of jail inmates. He had impressed the judges and the audience with his comic timing and social awareness in the show. He also received a trophy and a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh as the winner of the Lockup Show. Now, with his victory in Bigg Boss 17, he has added another feather to his cap and proved his versatility and popularity as a reality show star.