Mumbai, Dec 29 :
Model-turned-actress Gauhar Khan Saturday won the seventh season of “Bigg Boss” and took home the prize money of Rs.50 lakh and the trophy. She said now her aim is to attain superstardom in showbiz.
Gauahar, seen in films like “Game” and “Ishaqzaade”, wishes to gain superstardom after the show.
“I wish this platform helps me gain superstardom. There is a very different feeling when people start calling you a superstar. And that’s what I want,” Gauahar told IANS.
The grand finale was held at Lonavala, a hill station near Mumbai, where the “Bigg Boss” house was put up.
This is the fourth consecutive season that a woman has been crowned the winner after Shweta Tiwari, Juhi Parmaar and Urvashi Dholakia winning the fourth, fifth and sixth seasons respectively.
In the final round, the competition was between Gauhar and Tanisha. And their mothers were at the venue to support them.
Other finalists, who were vying for the title, were Ajaz Khan and wrestler Sangram Singh.
The grand finale turned out to be an extravagant affair with entertaining performances by Salman and the contestants.
Funnyman VJ Andy too took to the stage to entertain the audience with his performance on the title track of “Besharam”. He was accompanied by Sangram and Ajaz.
Even love birds, Tanisha-Armaan and Gauahar-Kushal Tandon’s romantic act was shown at the gala.
The seventh season of the show went on air Sep 15 on Colors. It started with 14 celebrities, and later, five additional celebrities made wild card entries at different points during its run.
Unlike the other seasons, this time the house was initially divided into heaven and hell sections where the contestants were treated differently. Another living space called the Caravan, a motor vehicle, was introduced in the show.
But like every other season, even this one was embroiled in controversy. Armaan was arrested for allegedly assaulting British singer-actress Sofia Hayat. Her complaint was the result of an argument that broke out between the two and Armaan ended up hitting Sofia with a mop, which left her injured.
Other controversies included Kushal being dismissed from the house due to his bad behaviour and Gauahar following him out and then returning.
The season also saw Salman being blamed by the contestants as well his fans for being biased towards some of the contestants, including Tanisha.
WILL NOT LIE ABOUT MY RELATIONSHIP WITH KUSHAL
Gauahar however , says she will not lie about her relationship with her co-contestant and actor Kushal Tandon.
“My relationship with Kushal is what it is. I am not going to camouflage it or lie about it outside the ‘Bigg Boss’ house,” Gauahar told IANS in a telephonic interview from Mumbai.
“We came on the show, we became friends and we fell in love, and I don’t have to lie about it at all,” added the actress who came across as a headstrong girl in the show and even walked out when she felt that Kushal’s sudden elimination was unfair, only to return later.
The actress, who has been part of movies like “Game” and “Ishaqzaade”, spent 103 days in the “Bigg Boss” house and describes her journey as a “roller-coaster ride”.
“My journey in the ‘Bigg Boss’ house has been dangerous. It has actually been a roller-coaster ride.
“I gave more than 100 percent in the past 15 weeks and I am really proud of it. I did whatever I felt is right and stood by it,” she said.
One thing that the 29-year-old did not like during her stay was when the other contestants became judgmental about her.
“The toughest part for me was being judged – people judging me for what I do, calling me fair and unfair. They even judged my relationship with Kushal and said that it was for the cameras,” she said.
“Overcoming and struggling through that was a challenge for me. I was what I am,” Gauahar added.
“Bigg Boss – Saath 7” was not Gauahar’s first stint on a reality TV. She had earlier participated in the third season of “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa” and “Khan Sisters”. But after winning the reality show, she says she is on “seventh heaven”.
“It’s a dream come true. I feel lucky, honoured and happy to won the show. The 15 weeks of hard work paid off and I feel on the seventh heaven right now,” she said.
What kept you going throughout the show?
“First of all it was because of Allah, then I will credit the way my family has brought me up and then my spirit to keep going.
“It was also because of Kushal that I was able to survive for so long. He gave me strength when I needed it. I really appreciate what he did for me during the show,” Gauahar said.