Each contestant also gave stunning performances with popular Bollywood songs.
Shilpa Shinde has become the winner of Bigg Boss 11, presented with the show’s trophy and the cash prize of Rs. 44 lakh! The finale took place on 14th January 2018, held in Mumbai.
While she won the top spot, fellow fan favourite Hina Khan became the first runner-up. Vikas Gupta takes the spot of second runner-up and Puneesh Sharma as the third.
The finale itself was an exciting, vibrant event. Its highlights included host Salman Khan performing ‘Swag Se Swagat‘ with the four remaining finalists.
Each contestant also gave stunning performances to popular Bollywood songs.
While Hina performed with ex-contestants Priyank Sharma and Luv Tagi, Shilpa and Vikas impressed with a musical depiction of their friendship.
Puneesh and his girlfriend (also ex-contestant) Bandgi Kalra set pulses racing as they performed to Tip Rip Barsa.
In addition, Akshay Kumar featured on the reality show, accompanied by Sonam Kapoor to promote PadMan.
During the finale, Bigg Boss 11 had one final trick up its sleeve. Before revealing the winner, voting lines were open live for 10 minutes for fans to continue voting for either Hina or Shilpa.
Both contestants have garnered massive fan followings throughout the series.
However, Shilpa arrived in the show as a controversial actress. Many will know her from Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hai! (2015-16), starring as housewife Angoori Bhabhi.
Throughout her career, she faced accusations of being arrogant. She also reportedly left Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hai! due to an alleged fallout with Vikas, who appeared on the series.
As a Bigg Boss 11 contestant, she won over many fans as she spoke about the accusations made against her. Indeed, her relationship with Vikas became a big talking point.
During the first weeks of the series, the two often argued. However, things turned around and they soon bonded, leaving viewers perplexed.
Speaking in her first interviews, Shilpa said of her win:
“Simplicity will always win. I am very happy that my audiences loved me. I have gone through a lot and there was a time when I thought everything was over.
“I never wanted to do Bigg Boss but they convinced me and today when I have won the show, it feels fulfilling. When I went to the mall, I saw people cheering for me and somehow I could sense that I might win the show.
“It was just confidence and not over confidence like everyone claims.”
Many of Shilpa’s fans took to Twitter to express their joy in her victory:
#Shilpa Shinde will always be remembered as a greatest survivor in the history of this game. She entertained us , she taught us how to defeat evil with tolerance & patience, she taught us how to overcome failure. She taught us how to WIN . Best contestant ever. #BiggBoss11
— Sumit kadel (@SumitkadeI) January 14, 2018
It wasn’t just any win, it was a HISTORIC win!!!! Congratulations #ShilpaShinde & every single supporter of hers – she walked away with the trophy for @BiggBoss season 11! #BB11Finale #BiggBoss11Winner #BB11WithAA ? pic.twitter.com/rCfFTiYZm4
— Anushka Arora (@Anushka_Arora) January 14, 2018
With Bigg Boss 11 now finished, many will hope this will revive Shilpa’s TV career. We wonder what will lie ahead for her?
Until then, we can imagine the starlet is ecstatic to be this year’s winner.
DESIblitz congratulates Shilpa Shinde on winning Bigg Boss 11!