Fans declared Ankita Lokhande the real winner of Bigg Boss 17, despite not making it to the top three in the grand finale.
During the Bigg Boss 17 grand finale, Munawar Faruqui lifted the coveted trophy and won the reality show. However, as soon as Ankita Lokhand, one of the finalists of the show, went out of the sets, supporters surrounded her. The actor was ousted from the show only minutes before the season winner was announced. Since Ankita declined to speak with the media, it appears that she wished to evade the paparazzi.
In a video that has made it to the Internet, Ankita seems visibly distressed. As she was about to get into her vanity van, the paparazzi and admirers swarmed her. Her mother trailed behind her as the actor's entourage attempted to subdue the mob.
Check out the video below:
Ankita can be heard telling everyone in the video to "Aaram se (relax)". The actor donned a silver saree for the series finale, and after her elimination, she became the show's fourth finalist.
"She is really feeling broken now," was one commenter's reaction to the video. "Her refusal to do interviews (family first priority)" was another reason given. Ankita is the true victor, according to another.
In the finale, Ankita's name came up for elimination, and she became a bit upset. Her loved ones were equally taken aback and shocked, and an emotional sister-in-law was also present.
Her elimination took Salman Khan, the host of Bigg Boss, by surprise. In his opinion, Ankita would emerge victorious from Season 17. What astonished Salman was his reaction. The superstar was under the impression that she would come out as the winner, but he had no idea what transpired, and the astonishment event permeated the team on the reality show. Salman also told Ankita that she has endured the most difficult journey in Bigg Boss history.
Ankita stated upon stepping onto the Bigg Boss stage that she has no regrets that she has not won or that she is not in the top three. Her entire family is waiting outside, and her mom is here with her. Thus, she has not suffered any loss. The actor went on to say that television is her workplace; it has been through the ups and downs of her life. Bigg Boss house has been a roller coaster, but she is departing on a high note.
Vicky Jain, Ankita's husband, was also a contestant.