New Delhi: The fourteenth season of Bigg Boss has found its winner in Rubina Dilaik. The Shakti actor will take home the prestigious trophy and cash price of Rs 34 lakh.
Rubina was in a neck to neck competition with singer Rahul Vaidya to win the trophy. The winner announcement took place after live voting, which gave access to the fans of both the contestants to vote one last time. While announcing the winner, host Salman Khan said that the difference between the votes received by the two contestants is minimal.
The grand finale of the show took place on Sunday and saw some sizzling performances by finalists and former contestants.
Bigg Boss 14 had rivalry, drama and several breakdowns, but it also featured companionship, friendship and love on the show that was beautifully portrayed via performances that the contestants put up on the center stage.
The five contestants who made it to the final were — Rubina Dilaik, Aly Goni, Rahul Vaidya, Nikki Tamboli and Rakhi Sawant.
Rahul Vaidya was named the first runner up of the show. The singer had chosen self eviction in December last year citing that he felt homesick and lonely in the house. His decision came after criticism from host Salman Khan who said that Rahul doesn’t have what it takes to be the winner. However, the singer who amasses a huge fan following came back to the house after knowing audience’s pulse and put it all out there as he went on to become one of the two top voted contestants.
Actor-model Nikki Tamboli ended up as the second runner up the show. From day one itself, Nikki boasted on her positive mindset. However, a few weeks into the game, she lost her plot as she started disrespecting her fellow contestants.
Aly Goni, who was a wild card contestant and also chose eviction in the middle of the show to save best friend Jasmin Bhasin, became the second finalist to get evicted. The actor had gotten least number of votes amongst all the finalists. Aly, in his final remark, said that he wants Rahul Vaidya to win the show.
Rakhi Sawant, who entered the show mid way as one of the challengers, chose to leave the game with Rs 14 lakh from the prize money. Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh who had appeared as one of the guests on the show offered the finalists to exit the show with Rs 14 lakh money. Rakhi, not confident of her win, took the opportunity and walked away.
Like every season, Bigg Boss 14 started with loud cheers. But this time, challenges outweighed everything else as the show came at a time when the entire country was grappling with the fear of coronavirus pandemic. Hats off to the entire team who ensured the safety of the contestants.
However, the show didn’t live up to expectations even as it went an extra mile for TRP by introducing too many wild card entries, seniors, challengers and what no