In what could only be called a tumultuous journey, Shilpa Shinde played the game, aced the tasks and survived in a house full of strangers to walk away as the winner of ‘Bigg Boss 11’. With the coveted ‘Bigg Boss’ trophy presented by the host, Salman Khan and a prize money of Rs 44 Lakhs – Shilpa Shinde claimed the winning position, Hina Khan was declared as the runner up and Vikas Gupta secured the third spot. ‘Bigg Boss 11’ started as the battle between the ‘gharwale’ and their neighbours, the reality show ended with a star-studded evening with enthralling performances.
As Shilpa Shinde walked through the doors of Bigg Boss 11, she was weighed down by the baggage of being India’s favourite Bhabhiji. Faced with her biggest nemesis Vikas Gupta on the first day itself, Shilpa never shied away from telling her side of the story. Funny, quirky and full of life, Shilpa soon proved to be one of the strongest contenders of this season. Her equation, constant battle and finally, friendship with Vikas Gupta kept made her popular with the viewers. As she progressed from being a bhabhi to taking on the mantle of being a Maa, she beautifully showcased her true self and continued her struggle in the house. Her humility and mature outlook also won her appreciation and respect from host Salman Khan.
Commenting on the victorious moment, Shilpa Shinde said, “To be able to hear your name in the voice of ‘Bigg Boss’ as a winner is the best feeling that one can ever experience. It is a show that has made me more respectful towards myself. I have learnt a lot on this show and more than that I have grown stronger as person and as a human being. The immense love and warmth from a lot of people has got me here to this stage. I had decided that if ever in my life I would need any kind of support, I would turn to Salman Khan, but destiny had other plans and ultimately brought me here at this juncture. I am overwhelmed at the moment.”
The grand finale of ‘Bigg Boss 11’ was a gamut of extraordinary performances and spellbinding acts, the evening saw the best of Bollywood and TV come together for an entertainment extravaganza. As ‘Swag Se Swagat’ echoed through the walls one last time, Salman Khan shook a leg with Shilpa Shinde, Hina Khan, Vikas Gupta and Puneesh Sharma. Adding to the star power, Akshay Kumar graced the finale episode; as Akshay entered the house to evict a contestant from top three. Ex-contestants Hiten Tejwani and Arshi Khan sizzled on a romantic dance number, Priyank Sharma, Luv Tyagi Dhinchak Pooja, Sapna Choudhary and Benafsha Soonawala were also part of this gala event.
‘Bigg Boss 11’ will be replaced by the hilarious sitcom – ‘Belan Waali Bahu’ on the weekdays starring television diva Krystle D’Souza and writer/producer turned actor Dheeraj Sarna while ‘Rising Star 2’ returns to add to the musical quotient on the channel on the weekends with Shankar Mahadevan, Diljit Dosanjh and Monali Thakur.