Pratik Sehajpal walked out of the Bigg Boss OTT race for an opportunity to participate in Salman Khan-hosted Bigg Boss 15.
Pratik Sehajpal and Divya Agarwal on Bigg Boss OTT.
Divya Agarwal has won the Bigg Boss OTT trophy and created history with the same. However, the audiences will never know if she was the real and deserving winner since a strong contestant like Pratik Sehajpal opted out of the show early on.
Pratik picked an opportunity to be a part of Salman Khan-hosted Bigg Boss 15 over continuing in the race to the trophy and winning Rs. 25 lakhs. Even though Divya had a tough journey in the house, Pratik has shown the most growth around people.
Apart from that, the two were also strong competitors owing to their similar background - becoming actors after doing reality shows. In fact, both Divya and Pratik were part of Ace of Space and became like brothers and sisters on the show.
However, the two played their own game in the house. While Divya stood alone throughout the show, Pratik constantly warmed up to people and thus, even those who disliked him in the beginning of the show (for example, Shamita Shetty), realized that he is a good person and thus, they became friends by the time of the finale.
Pratik's move - of walking out of the Bigg Boss OTT race first - surprised every contestant, including Divya. They saw his growth in the house and thus, wouldn't be surprised if he held up the trophy instead of Divya. However, nobody will know if he would be the winner had he continued with the race. Considering how he has been a hot topic in the house, Pratik picking up the trophy wouldn't have come as a surprise.
Bollywood choreographer Nishant Bhat was competing with Divya Agarwal for the trophy. He ended up being the runner-up, followed by Shamita Shetty and Raqesh Bapat, in that order.
While Divya and Pratik saw themselves as the winners, Nishant, Shamita and Raqesh have often said that they are grateful for being the finalists since they never even saw themselves come so far.
The five finalists - Pratik, Divya, Nishant, Shamita and Raqesh - are expected to join Salman Khan-hosted Bigg Boss 15 too. The show commences from October 2 and will see veteran actress Rekha's involvement too.