The feeling is yet to sink in: Sidharth Shukla on being declared as the winner of 'Bigg Boss 13'
For 140 days, the country obsessed over each one of these contestants, millions tuned in every single day to follow their journey, social media was flooded with conversations and junta showered them with massive support. This and much more made this season of Bigg Boss historical. After entertaining the viewers with unceasing drama and tedhe twists - Vivo v17 presents Bigg Boss powered by Dabur Anmol came to a close tonight. In an all celebrity season, the show saw many popular faces entering the Bigg Boss house with their head full of dreams, determined to fight for every inch to win the coveted trophy. Rising above all odds and after giving a stiff competition to other contestants, Sidharth Shukla emerged as the winner of the show and was conferred with the BB trophy and prize money of 50 lakhs. Asim Riaz and Shehnaaz Gill were named first and second runners-up respectively. The season concluded in a power-packed evening comprising of performances and acts by the finalists, former contestants and host Salman Khan.
Indian television’s heartthrob and one of the most eligible bachelors, Sidharth’s journey has been a challenging one. He was always been vocal about his opinion and stood up for his friends inside the house. His former costar Rashami Desai who he shared a bitter relationship with, did not dampen his spirit. Initially, his strong friendship with Asim was loved by the audience but the happiness was short-lived. Their never-ending fights turned the house into a battleground and became the biggest highlight of the season. But while Sidharth fought like a warrior, he loved fiercely too. His love-hate relationship with Shehnaaz evoked many emotions. Irrespective of their share of ups and downs, ‘Sidnaaz’ became the talk of the town and a trend on social media. Known to charm women, he was seen sharing a warm relationship with Devoleena Bhattacherjee, Madhurima Tuli and even Rashami towards the end of the show. The audience also got to see him sharing fun moments with Paras and Mahira and often caught in a crossfire between Shehnaaz and Mahira. Even after facing illness, he did not give up and gave a tough fight in every sense. Like a hero, Sidharth definitely stood out in the game and made for a deserving winner.
Sharing his happiness, winner Sidharth said, “The feeling of being declared as the winner of Bigg Boss is yet to sink in, and I feel on the top of the world right now. Bigg Boss house has been ‘tedha’ for all the right reasons and has made me self-aware of my surroundings. I was true to myself throughout the show and gave my best without having to put on an act. There were moments where I got emotional, made core alliances and some enemies for the competitive spirit of the show. It was tough to be able to stick around for 140 days, as it required a lot of self-endurance, dedication, and perseverance but here I am holding the trophy in my hand. As I recount the moments, I must add that this wouldn’t have been possible without the support and never-ending love from my fans who made this dream turn into reality. I am taking back the trophy home, but with it, are some fond memories and lessons too, that I will cherish my whole life.”
The Grand Finale night of Bigg Boss 13 was an extravagant evening filled with spectacular performances and endless entertainment. As the curtains drew on this season, viewers witnessed Megastar Salman Khan perform to his songs' medley. Setting a romantic mood, the love-struck Jodi of this season Asim and Himanshi Khurana swayed to popular romantic tracks. Friends turned foes, Sidharth and Asim also engaged in a dance war and deliver a high-octane warrior act. Paras, Shehnaaz and Mahira were also seen reminiscing their journey through a dramatic performance. Sidharth and Rashami delivered an outstanding love-hate performance based on their reel and real-life equation. The divas of Bigg Boss Rashami, Mahira, Shehnaaz, Aarti and Shefali Jariwala added glam to the evening as they swing their way to the finale. Adding some fun elements to the grandeur was comedy king Sunil Grover who left everybody in splits with his funny gag. In an action-packed task, the host of Khatron Ke Khiladi Rohit Shetty along with daredevil khiladis Karan Patel, Tejaswini Prakash, Adaa Khan, and Karishma Tanna entered the house and also announced an eviction.