No other wild card contestant has ever been declared the winner on Bigg Boss
Last Updated: 06.33 PM, Aug 14, 2023
Elvish Yadav has rewritten history by lifting the Bigg Boss OTT 2 trophy. He became the first ever wild card contestant to win Bigg Boss Hindi. In his decade long career on the show, host Salman Khan had not seen a wild card contestant win Bigg Boss but Elvish made it possible.
There were many wild card contestants during various seasons of Bigg Boss but Salman would often laugh at the idea of a wild card contestant winning the show. That is till Bigg Boss OTT 2 happened and Elvish changed the game.
Elvish Yadav enjoyed a massive fan following outside the house. However, it was his determination and the lack of other contestants’ motivation that led to the moment of Elvish winning the show.
While being himself, Elvish transformed on Bigg Boss OTT 2. Admittedly, he learned to control his temper, even when Elvish was faced with many moments where others might have lost their calm.
Patience is one quality that people liked seeing in Elvish. Apart from that, the very fact that he came as a wild card contestant and got the former contestants on the show talking about him and to him, was a huge deal at the point of time.
Even before his entry on Bigg Boss OTT 2, Elvish was pitted against Abhishek Malhan. They both are YouTubers who were a part of the same group on the show. This group included Manisha Rani. Aashika Bhatia joined them for a brief period of time too.
During his time on the show, Elvish always showed respect towards his buddies. He had said that he would share the trophy with Abhishek as well as Manisha. Elvish kept his word and did share the trophy with them. This behaviour is what many loved – that Elvish kept true to his word no matter the circumstance.
Abhishek, on the other hand, had said that he does not consider a wild card contestant a winner. This worked against him till his very last moment on the stage.
Whether Elvish, Abhishek, Manisha, Pooja Bhatt and Bebika Dhurve get an opportunity to be a part of Bigg Boss 17, now remains to be seen. Out of them, it is unlikely that Elvish or even Pooja might join the show.