BB17 Winner Munawar Faruqui Addresses ‘Fixed Winner’ Allegations: ‘This Trophy Seems…’

In the aftermath of Munawar Faruqui’s triumph in Bigg Boss 17, questions surrounding the authenticity of his victory have surfaced, alleging a “fixed” outcome. The charismatic comedian celebrated for his wit and candour, breaks his silence in an exclusive interview, addressing the doubts cast on his win.

Munawar Faruqui emerged victorious in the reality show over competitors Abhishek Kumar, Mannara Chopra, Ankita Lokhande, and Arun Mashetty. This marks Munawar’s second triumph, following his earlier win on ‘Lock Upp’ in 2022.

Munawar Faruqui showcasing a Bigg Boss 17 Trophy
Munawar Faruqui showcasing a Bigg Boss 17 Trophy

Defending the Trophy

Acknowledging the scepticism surrounding his win, he laughed and spoke

” I don’t know. I always believed I had a 50/50 chance of winning since Abhishek deserved it just as much. This tag sounds significantly fixed.”

His response combines resignation and determination as he confronts the controversy head-on. He further states that.

“I know I made some mistakes and had to suffer their weight. It judged me as well. However, in the real world, I have done some excellent actions, and as a result, I have earned the adoration of my admirers. Their well wishes and support have helped me go this far. I’m grateful to them.”

Emotional Rollercoaster within the Bigg Boss Arena

The Bigg Boss reality show, known for its volatile mix of personalities and strategic manoeuvres, proved to be a crucible of emotions for Faruqui. Throughout the season, he navigated treacherous alliances, weathered storms of emotional turmoil, and faced accusations and confrontations. The audience connected deeply with his vulnerability, honesty, and sharp wit, translating into overwhelming support.

 

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Beyond the Controversy – Complexity of Reality TV

The narrative of a “fixed winner” oversimplifies Faruqui’s victory, neglecting the multifaceted reality of reality TV. Audience preferences, strategic decisions, and unexpected twists all play a role in determining the winner. Dismissing his win as mere manipulation undermines the genuine connections forged with the audience and their right to choose. He has even called his win a deja-vu moment since history repeated. He said: “This was more than a déjà-vu moment for me. Of course, I attended the game intending to win, but I carried a lot of baggage. And today, as I think on my journey, this trophy seems heavy. Fortunately, I had strong shoulders, so I could handle the weight and bring home the award.”

Future Plans and Aspirations

Looking ahead, Faruqui sees his Bigg Boss victory as a stepping stone. The comedian reveals plans for upcoming stand-up specials, scripted projects, and a newfound interest in exploring his acting potential. Asserting that the win has given him a voice and a responsibility to reach a broader audience, he aims to entertain, provoke thought, and perhaps change perspectives.

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