Tejasswi Prakash lifts 'Bigg Boss 15' trophy but controversies follow
The 15th installment of the popular Hindi reality television show, Bigg Boss, came to a conclusion with actor Tejasswi Prakash lifting the winner's trophy on Sunday. Prakash defeated Pratik Sehajpal and Karan Kundrra to emerge victorious among the top 3 and this result seems to have offended many. Along with Prakash, Sehajpal, and Kundrra, Shamita Shetty and Nishant Bhat were the other finalists.
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The journey of Bigg Boss 15 concluded on Sunday after four months of intense competition, strategies, and iconic moments inside the Bigg Boss house. The show began in October with a lot of hubbub surrounding the speculated inclusion of Rhea Chakraborty in the contestants. Thankfully, the #BoycottBiggBoss15 trend died down in the upcoming weeks. Now, the ending seems to have reignited flames of controversy.
Salman Khan announced winner among Top 2: Prakash and Sehajpal
The finale was shot through multiple twists and turns in a two-part weekend extravaganza. Rashami Desai was eliminated on Saturday for the other five (Prakash, Sehajpal, Kundrra, Shetty, and Bhat) to advance to the finals. As the race got closer to the final destination, Prakash and Sehajpal were the only two contestants left. Then, host Salman Khan announced the Swaragini actor as the winner.
Fans, studio audience, former contestants 'wanted' Sehajpal to win
As soon as the winner was announced, several fans and former contestants took to social media to voice their disapproval. Sehajpal, who was the first confirmed contestant of BB 15, was a fan favorite. Gauahar Khan, the winner of BB7, said Sehajpal was the "only one deserving winner." She noted the reaction of the studio audience when the winner was announced "said it all."
Kamya Punjabi held Sehajpal to be her winner, too
Colors TV faced flak online with allegations of fixing 'BB'
Support for Sehajpal came from actor Munmun Dutta, VJ Andy, and Debina Choudhary, too. Social media users poured in their support for other contestants, too, while bashing Colors TV, the channel that airs Bigg Boss. Netizens started trending "TATTI CHANNEL COLORS TV" to contest the decision. For them, participants like Umar Riaz, Desai, or Kundrra should have been declared the winner. What's your take?
Prakash, meanwhile, bagged lead role in 'Naagin 6'
Meanwhile, the Bigg Boss 15 winner is enjoying the taste of glory. Alongside taking home the trophy and Rs. 40 lakh cash prize, Sunday's finale also announced the actor will be the leading face of hit Colors TV franchise, Naagin 6. It airs next month.Share this timeline