Munawar Faruqui Wins Bigg Boss 17 Trophy, Thanks his Mentor Salman Khan
Munawar Faruqui, the Stand-Up Comedian, Emerges as the Victor
Munawar Faruqui, the witty stand-up comedian, has emerged victorious in the 17th season of the popular reality show Bigg Boss. The comedian took home the coveted trophy after a grueling journey of more than 100 days inside the Bigg Boss house. The finale, which aired on Sunday, February 12, 2023, was a memorable event that saw Faruqui defeat actor Abhishek Kumar in a close race.
Munawar’s Gratitude towards Salman Khan
Following his victory, Munawar expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the show’s host, Salman Khan, whom he affectionately refers to as “Bade Bhai” (elder brother). In an Instagram post featuring a photo of himself and Salman Khan holding the trophy, Munawar wrote, “Bohot Bohot shukriya janta aapke pyaar aur support ke liye aakhir kar trophy Dongri aa hi gayi (thank you my fans for all the love and support. Finally the trophy is here). Special thanks to bade Bhai @beingsalmankhan sir for all your guidance. Saari ‘Munawar ki janta aur Munawar ke warrior’ ka dil se shukriya (thanks to all of my fans from the bottom of my heart).”
Rising to Fame through Bigg Boss and Lock Upp
Munawar’s victory in Bigg Boss 17 marks a significant milestone in his career. Prior to this, he had already gained recognition by winning Lock Upp, another reality show hosted by Kangana Ranaut. These victories have propelled Munawar into the spotlight and solidified his position as a rising star in the entertainment industry.
Addressing the Fixed Winner Allegations
In an exclusive interview with ETimes TV, Munawar addressed the allegations that his victory was predetermined or “fixed.” He firmly denied these claims, stating, “Yaar fixed Winner ko itna sab go through karna pade toh it can’t be a fixed winner (If one has to go through so much scrutiny as a supposed ‘fixed winner,’ then it can’t truly be a fixed victory). If I would have been a fixed winner, I would have gotten everything on a platter. Pura season gawah hai that I’ve gotten nothing on a platter, I’ve worked hard and a lot.” He urged those making these allegations to watch the entire season to understand the authenticity of his victory.
Balancing Personal Life and Image Repair
Munawar also acknowledges the impact of the controversies surrounding his personal life on his image. He admits to being concerned about repairing his personal life and the fear of not hurting anyone in the process. He expresses his desire to learn from his mistakes and prevent his son, Mikhail, from repeating them.
Maintaining Friendships and Moving Forward
Despite the drama and conflicts that unfolded inside the Bigg Boss house, Munawar intends to maintain his friendships with his fellow contestants. He believes in letting go of grudges and moving forward positively. He explains, “I will be friends with everyone and the equation will be the same as it was in the Bigg Boss house, same percentage. I’m not that kind of person to fight over things. I’ve always let go of people. Even if I get to know that people spoke behind me, it will not change my perception because this was a game show and if someone has understood or misunderstood me due to the game, I can’t kill them for it.”
Addressing Criticisms of His Smile
Munawar also addresses the criticism he received for smiling while apologizing or expressing remorse. He explains that this is his natural way of expressing himself and that his intentions are genuine. He says, “It was told to me that I smile while talking and this was pointed out to me. But I never realized it. This is my way of expressing things and I write a lot of shayari, stories, songs, and stand up because of my passion for writing. There is a patience in me that when I talk, there are manners involved and I smile. But my intention has never been wrong and if someone says because I smile while I’m saying remorseful things, it is not impactful. I can’t stop laughing and become alert. It is natural and real.”
Munawar Faruqui’s victory in Bigg Boss 17 is a testament to his resilience and determination. Despite the challenges and controversies he faced throughout his journey, he remained focused and emerged as the ultimate winner. His fans and supporters are thrilled with his success and look forward to his future endeavors in the entertainment industry.