Dipika stumps Sreesanth to win Bigg Boss 12; bags 30 lakh Prize money
Dipika was declared the winner of the show by Salman Khan on Sunday night, where as Sreesanth came out to be the runner up of 'Bigg Boss 12'.
Mumbai: ‘Sasural Simar Ka’ fame Dipika Kakar won the most popular reality show, 'Bigg Boss season 12' on Sunday, by defeating the fellow contestant and former Indian cricketer Sreesanth.
Dipika was declared the winner of the show by Salman Khan on Sunday night, where as Sreesanth came out to be the runner up of 'Bigg Boss 12'. Apart from Dipika and Sreesanth, Romil Chaudhary, Karanvir Bohra and Deepak Thakur were among the top 5 finalists.
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Dipika was awarded a Bigg Boss 12 trophy and the prize money of Rs. 30 lakhs. Earlier, the prize money for the show winner was Rs. 50 lakhs but before the announcing the name of the winner, Bigg Boss gave contestants -Dipika, Sreesanth and Deepak a chance to leave the show with prize money of Rs. 20 lakhs, which was later deducted from Rs. 50 lakhs.
Meanwhile, Deepak took this opportunity and claimed the Rs. 20 lakh by hitting the buzzer and left the stage. This was one of the biggest exit money of all seasons of Bigg Boss.
Upon winning the show Dipika told media, "I am on cloud nine. I thank my fans for making me win this show. Without their support, this would not have happened." The actress also said she has planned to visit "Ajmer Sharif" before heading home.
"I am a believer of God. Before coming to 'Bigg Boss', I promised myself if I win the show, I shall offer prayers at Ajmer Sharif, Now that I have won the show, I will go there for sure," said Dipika.
She also praised Salman for being the "kindest" host. She said he helped her in improving her mistakes throughout the show.
"Salman sir is one of the kindest person. Every weekend he used to come and tell us where we are going wrong in the show. He taught me many things," the 32-year old told media.
"And my dream came true when I performed with him in the grand finale episode. That was a fan girl moment for me, will miss him especially his scoldings," she added.
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Dipika gave a strong competition to former cricketer and co-contestant Sreesanth, who turned out to be the runner up of the show.
Dipika shared a close bond with Sreesanth and considered him as her brother in the show.
When asked was it tough for her to compete against her so called brother in finale, Dipika said: " I never fought against him. I was very confident that 'Big Boss' is about being you and I would be myself and that's the reason why I have won the show.
"No doubt, bhai (Sreesanth) was my stronger competition but I never considered him as a foe and never felt that I have to win against him."
While talking about her journey, Dipika said it was full of high and low moments, which she would like to cherish forever.
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She feels that her patience level has increased multi-fold after having stayed in the 'Bigg Boss' house for 90 days.
"This show has tested my patience and has made me so strong that now I won't hesitate to fight any obstacle. My patience level has increased so much , I hope i would fight less with Shoaib Ibrahim ( her husband-actor),"Deepika said laughingly.
The season 11 Bigg Boss show winner was 'Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hai!' fame actress Shilpa Shinde.