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Munawar Faruqui wins ‘Big Boss’ Season 17, earned ₹50 lakh and a new car

After 105 days of excitement, drama, and entertainment, stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui has emerged as the winner of Big Boss Season 17. The 32-year-old took home the coveted trophy, prize money of ₹50 lakh, and a brand new car after defeating fellow finalist, actor Abhishek Kumar in the finale episode.

Hosted by superstar Salman Khan, Big Boss Season 17 premiered in October 2022 with 17 celebrity contestants moving into the infamous house. Over 15 weeks, they battled it out facing nominations, evictions, and grueling tasks to make it to the finale. Out of the original 17 housemates, Munawar, Abhishek, actors Ankita Lokhande and Arun Masahette, and singer Mannara Chopra were the top 5 finalists.

Munawar Faruqui’s Triumphant BB Journey

Right from the start, Munawar made his mark as an outspoken and entertaining contestant on Big Boss. His sharp one-liners and comic timing quickly made him popular among viewers. However, he also had his fair share of ugly fights and controversies during his stint.

Munawar’s major run-ins were with contestants Ankit Gupta and Archana Gautam who accused him of being aggressive and using foul language. He was even nominated for weeks together as punishment for his anger issues. However, the comedian took it sportingly and apologized whenever he crossed the line.

As weeks passed, Munawar opened up about his past struggles and difficult childhood. His emotional backstory helped audiences connect with him on a deeper level. He also forged close friendships and alliances inside the Big Boss house, especially with Shiv Thakare, Sumbul Touqeer, and Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia.

By the halfway mark, Munawar had emerged as one of the most popular and promising contenders to win Big Boss S17, consistently topping audience polls. His fan following, dubbed #MunawarKiJanta, vocally rallied for his victory online and offline.

Neck-and-Neck Battle With Abhishek Kumar in Finale

The Big Boss S17 finale was a cliffhanger, with Munawar and Abhishek engaged in a neck-to-neck battle for the trophy. After Arun’s eviction, it was down to Munawar, Abhishek, Ankita, and Mannara in the top 4. Mannara finished fourth, while Ankita landed in third place.

The top 2 clashes between Munawar and Abhishek kept viewers glued to their seats till the very end. Many were surprised that Abhishek could give stiff competition to Munawar who had been the clear favorite for weeks. However, when the moment of reckoning finally arrived, it was Munawar who conquered the Big Boss house.

As soon as Salman Khan announced Munawar’s name as the winner, his overjoyed fans erupted in celebration. On stage, an emotional Munawar hugged his mother, sister, and other family members. He also thanked Salman profusely for guiding him through the Big Boss S17 experience.

Social Media Explodes in Delight for Munawar

As soon as Munawar was declared the winner, social media exploded with congratulatory messages and wishes for the comedian using hashtags like #MunawarFaruqui, #MunawarWinner, and #BBWinnerMunawar. Fans hailed his wit, honesty, and fighting spirit that ultimately led him to Big Boss glory.

Many celebrity Bigg Boss alumni like Gauahar Khan, Shehnaaz Gill, Prince Narula, and Karan Kundrra congratulated Munawar on Twitter. His BB besties Shiv, Sumbul, and Nimrit also posted heartfelt notes for him. Politician Asaduddin Owaisi and billionaire Anand Mahindra tweeted wishing the newest Bigg Boss winner.

Munawar himself tweeted, “Bada maza aaya #BiggBoss17 mein (Enjoyed Bigg Boss 17 a lot).” Along with a photo of him holding the trophy with Salman Khan. He also thanked the superstar host for guiding him throughout the show.

For Munawar, his hard-fought Big Boss S17 win marks a major turnaround after the lows in his personal life and career due to controversy. His fans are elated that the comedian has finally got due recognition through the show after years of struggle. With his wit, humility, and determination, Munawar proved he is a deserving Big Boss champion.

Other Highlights from Big Boss Season 17 Finale

The star-studded Big Boss S17 finale was packed with entertainment, fun segments, and popular former contestants gracing the stage. Celebrities like Madhuri Dixit, Suniel Shetty, Ajay Devgn, and R Madhavan appeared as special guests.

Bharti Singh and Krushna Abhishek tickled funny bones with their hilarious hosting. Bharti even roasted some BB17 contestants, including Ankit Gupta and Priyanka Choudhary about their conduct in the show. Salman’s sizzling performances with Madhuri on their classic songs were a key highlight.

There were also competitive dance acts by Ankita-Mannara and romantic performances by ‘jodis’ from BB17 – Isha-Sambhav, Neil-Aishwarya, and Vicky-Ankita. Furthermore, Abdu Rozik, Shekhar Suman, and MC Stan made special appearances rooting for their favorite finalists.

The grand finale culminated with all the evicted housemates joining Salman and the top 5 on stage. As confetti rained down, they danced together one final time, bidding farewell to another successful season of Bigg Boss.

Overall, Big Boss Season 17 delivered exactly what the reality show is loved for – unfiltered drama, fights, and fun that kept audiences glued for over four months. While Munawar Faruqui walked away with the prize, each contestant, even the early evictees, won hearts and built fanbases. After 17 blockbuster years, India’s biggest reality show proved it still has unmatched entertainment power.

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