After more than 100 days, the last day of Bigg Boss season 17 is finally here. On Sunday, midnight, host Salman Khan declared the winner of this season. Among the final four were Ankita Lokhande, Abhishek Kumar, Munawar Faruqui, and Mannara Chopra. Arun Mashettey was the first to be evicted. Ankita Lokhande became the second finalist to get evicted from the show, leaving Abhishek Kumar, Mannara Chopra, and Munawar Faruqui in the top 3.
The reality show began on Colors on October 16 with contestants Aishwarya Sharma and Neil Bhatt, Isha Malviya, Sana Khan, Rinku Dhawan, Sunny Arya, Khanzaadi, Soniya Bansal, and others. All of them, except Anurag Dobhal, Khanzaadi, and Aoora, were back on the finale episode to perform for the audience and cheer for their favorite finalists.
Rumors suggested that a finalist would also be offered ₹10 lakh to quit the race to the trophy. This has happened every season finale over the past few years. The prize money currently stands at ₹50 lakh.
Contestants’ families also appeared on the show to support them, including Vicky Jain’s mother, who gained some notoriety on social media after her last couple of appearances on the show. However, she cheered for Ankita on Saturday as the media caught up with her outside the Bigg Boss 17 house.
Ankita Lokhande’s eviction came as a shock to everyone, especially her husband Vicky Jain and Salman Khan. Vicky had tears in his eyes as Ankita got evicted. Ankita Lokhande was often seen candidly discussing her ex-boyfriend, late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, in the Bigg Boss house. Despite these hurdles, Ankita managed to win the audience’s hearts and the reality show.
In the end, Abhishek Kumar emerged as the winner of Bigg Boss season 17, with Mannara Chopra and Munawar Faruqui as the first and second runners-up, respectively.