New Delhi: Munawar Faruqui is riding high on the success of his ‘Bigg Boss 17’ win. As the stand up comedian celebrates his big win, many on social media have called the results ‘rigged’ and the results ‘fixed’. Now, in an interaction with ETimes, the comedian reacted to claims of being called a ‘fixed winner’. Munawar shared that people who have accused him of being a ‘fixed winner’ should watch the full season and they will realise how much ‘scrutiny’ he had to go through.
Munawar also shared that before entering the ‘Bigg Boss 17’ house, he wated to change people’s ‘perceptions’ about him, but now he knows he ‘can’t change their opinion’.
When Munawar was asked about the ‘Bigg Boss 17’ winner being fixed, he said, “Yaar fixed winner ko itna sab go through karna pade toh it can’t be a fixed winner. If I would have been a fixed winner I would have got everything on a platter. Pura season gawah hai that I’ve got nothing on a platter, I’ve worked hard and a lot. My answer to people, who are calling me a fixed winner is – ‘Just sit and watch the entire season and you will realise that it wasn’t fixed’.”
“Having said that, people can have that feeling because, when you have a strong fanbase, and you do such reality shows a lot of things are at stake and you lose a few things. To win things, then you give it your best. Mujhe lagta hai ye pyaar hai logon ka.( I feel this is the audience’s love). He added.
Ever since Munawar Faruqui won the show, fans and several people on social media alleged that actor Abhishek Kumar was more deserving. Some viewers thought Kumar should have won the trophy. However, several reports suggested that Munawar won the trophy with a huge difference in votes. Mannara Chopra came third while actor Ankita Lokhande was fourth on ‘Bigg Boss 17’.