“I had a very tough competition with everyone."
Bigg Boss 13 has drawn to a close as Siddharth Shukla took home the trophy after 140 days on the reality show as well as a big paycheque.
Alongside the winner, his fellow contestants also received a paycheque for their stint on the reality show.
These include runner-ups Asim Riaz, Shehnaz Gill and Rashmi Desai respectively and Aarti Singh and Paras Chhabra.
Siddharth was awarded Rs 50 lakh (£53,844.40) for winning the reality show as well as a car and a smartphone.
After Siddharth, Paras Chhabra won the highest amount of prize money. Paras decided to leave the reality show with Rs 10 lakh (£10,769).
Asim Riaz, Shahnaz Gill, Rashmi Desai and Aarti Singh were paid according to their respective contracts for each week on Bigg Boss 13.
In addition to this, they also received a surprise holiday to Abu Dhabi. The contestants are allowed to take a plus one with them on their holiday.
Winner Siddharth Shukla interacted with Amar Ujala after winning Bigg Boss 13. He said:
“It feels good when you set a roadmap to reach a goal and you achieve your goal according to your plan. From the beginning, I was eyeing that trophy and in the end I am happy to win.
“Now I have won such a big show. Even if I do not find work outside then I will open a dhaba (eatery) and make vegetable bread.”
Speaking about his fellow Bigg Boss 13 contestants, he said:
“I had a very tough competition with everyone. All were very strong players. I was competing to win the show but I was not competing with anyone.
“Even if there was someone else, my goal was still the trophy. I was playing there not to defeat anyone but to win myself.”
He went on to praise the host of Bigg Boss 13, Salman Khan. Siddharth said:
“He is a very good host and a human being. He explained to me my right and wrong things done on the show.
“It was a big thing for me that such a big star is explaining to me, giving me his time, his personality is so great. It felt very good after spending so much time with him.”
The winner of Bigg Boss 13 Siddharth Shukla and his fellow contestants were certainly paid well for their time on the reality show.
Not to forget, the reality show will most likely bring them greater fame and, in turn, more fortune.
DESIblitz congratulates Siddharth Shulka for winning Bigg Boss 13 as well as the other contestants for making it to the end.