- Pratik Sehajpal and Karan Kundrra become the first and second runner up respectively
Mumbai, 30th January 2022: India’s most sought-after reality show Bigg Boss has been enthralling the audience with loads of drama, action, and non-stop entertainment.
The contestants fought tooth and nail to secure their place in the last leg of the show and after weeks of gruelling ‘Ticket to Finale’ tasks, the finalists made their way into the finale. After showering them with immense support and being a part of their journeys, millions of fans across the country have been waiting in anticipation for the grand finale of the show and after winning their immense love and support, Tejasswi Prakash has emerged as the winner of Bigg Boss 15 presented by TRESemmé, powered by Knorr and Dabur Chyawanprash, beauty partner ‘Lotus White Glow’ and nutrition partner ‘Nourish. Giving them a tough competition, Pratik Sehajpal and Karan Kundrra were declared as the first and second runners-up respectively. Host Salman Khan handed over the coveted winner trophy and prize money of 40 lakhs to the winner.
Tejasswi Prakash’s journey in the Bigg Boss house has been nothing less than a roller coaster ride. She has always proved herself to be one of the toughest contestants this year. From the very first day inside the house, Tejasswi has voiced her opinion be it in the tasks or regarding the daily duties. Despite being challenged time and again by her competitors, she always stood her ground and took fiercely upon anyone who came in her way. Tejasswi began her journey by taking control of the kitchen as she cooked food for very ‘Junglewasi’. She was commended for this honest effort of hers in the kitchen. Tejasswi gained attraction from everyone in the house for her entertaining personality. She took the entertainment quotient a notch higher with her never-dying spirit during the tasks or random conversations in the house with fellow housemates. She bonded well with Vishal who was her best friend in the house, and also shared a great bond with Nishant whom she lovingly calls ‘babz’. Her fun banter with Nishant in the house was loved by the viewers as well. With her endless enthusiasm and proactive approach, she always ensured a special position in the house. Her growing friendship with Karan took the shape of love and in no time these two were love birds were #Tejran official. But it was definitely not all smiles for her as the turbulence in her relationship with Karan shattered her emotionally. Tejasswi locked horns with Shamita in the house and the two have also gotten into nasty fights targeting each other. However, she never let her focus get deviated from the game and has always tried to be her best self. Her absolute dedication to this game ultimately earned her a spot in the finale.
Talking about her victory, Tejasswi Prakash said, “When I entered the Bigg Boss house, everything seemed like a dream in the beginning. But as I started to settle in and understand the game, I was completely immersed in it and today when I look back, what an incredible journey it has been. It feels surreal to have finally won the trophy, but the real prize that I am taking home are the learnings and experiences. My deepest gratitude to everyone who has believed in me. I want to thank Salman sir for his rock-solid support, COLORS team and all my incredible fans out there who rooted for me and made this journey a memorable one.”
Manisha Sharma, Chief Content Officer, Hindi Mass Entertainment, Viacom18 adds, “The true essence of Bigg Boss every season has been the fandom it enjoys, how the viewers equally become a part of the contestants’ journeys and live through their experiences for more than three months. Bigg Boss 15 kept the viewers entertained with unparallel drama, entertainment and twists and turns and we are delighted to have Tejasswi Prakash as the winner of the show. I would like to thank our audience, contestants and host Salman Khan for this super entertaining season.”
Abhishek Rege, CEO, Endemol Shine India, said, “As we draw the curtains on yet another stupendous finale of Bigg Boss, I want to congratulate the winner, and all the contestants for making this season a grand success! As always, while shooting, we ensured that all the safety protocols and standards were strictly adhered to. The fifteenth season of the show was packed with thrill and entertainment, and we hope that with every upcoming season of Bigg Boss, we at Endemol Shine India continue to bring something new and exceptional to the fans of the show.”
For the culmination of this spectacular season, Salman Khan was joined in by Bollywood aces Deepika Padukone, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Ananya Panday. It was an evening high on glitz and entertainment as former winners Shweta Tiwari, Urvashi Dholakia, Gauahar Khan, Gautam Gulati and Rubina Dilaik came together to celebrate 15 years of Bigg Boss. The junta’s favorite Shehnaaz Gill revisited the stage of Bigg Boss to give a ‘pyaar bhara salaam’ to her friend and season 13 winner late Sidharth Shukla through a beautiful performance. Shehnaaz’s tribute left her and Salman Khan teary-eyed. To make this night more memorable than ever, Salman also welcomed the families of the finalists, along with the ex-contestants who were supporting their friends. The cast of the upcoming new romantic thriller ‘Fanaa – Ishq Mein Marjawaan’ is Zain Imam, Reem Sameer Shaikh and Akshit Sukhija also joined in on the finale.
‘COLORS’ is Viacom18’s flagship brand in the entertainment space in India. A combination of ‘emotions’ and ‘variety’, COLORS, launched on 21st July 2008, offers an entire spectrum of emotions to its viewers. From Fiction Shows to Format shows to Reality shows to Blockbuster Movies – the basket contains all ‘Jazbaat Ke Rang’. ‘COLORS’ is dedicated to promoting ‘Cohesive viewing’, through shows like Choti Sarrdaarni, Udaariyaan, Nima Denzongpa, Sirf Tum, Sasural Simar Ka 2, Balika Vadhu 2, Thapki Pyaar Ki, Bigg Boss, Dance Deewane and Khatron Ke Khiladi amongst others.