Dipika Kakkar Ibrahim wins Bigg Boss Season 12
After enthralling the viewers for more than 3 months, Colors’ marquee property, ‘Bigg Boss’ wrapped up Season 12 last night (December 30, 2018) as it announced Dipika Kakkar Ibrahim as the winner. Romil Chaudhury, Dipika Kakkar Ibrahim, Karanvir Bohra, Deepak Thakur and Sreesanth were the five finalists for this season.
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Commenting on the successful closure of Bigg Boss 12, Nina Elavia Jaipuria, Head, Hindi Mass Entertainment and Kids TV Network, Viacom18, said, “Heartiest congratulations to the winner as we bid adieu to another successful season of ‘Bigg Boss’. We thank our partners and associates for coming together in making this show the most popular show on television. As we embark upon the New Year, Colors is ready to captivate the imagination of the viewers through a variety of shows with innovative concepts.”
Speaking about the Grand Finale of ‘Bigg Boss 12’, Manisha Sharma, Chief Content Officer, Colors, said, “It’s been three months of emotional highs and low with ‘Bigg Boss’ and this season ended on a high note with Dipika Kakkar Ibrahim as the winner. Heartiest congratulation to the winner. As we end the year with a big bang, I would also like to thank our viewers and sponsors for supporting us always.”
After playing roles as a television bahu, Ibrahim’s journey in ‘Bigg Boss’ wasn’t a smooth one as she received much criticism for her dominant nature. However, Ibrahim managed to win over the audience by performing every task with utmost determination and playing the game with dignity. She managed to surpass her co-contestants with her confidence and perseverance.
Commenting on her victory, Dipika Kakkar Ibrahim, said, “The feeling that follows after being declared the winner of ‘Bigg Boss’ is something that I cannot put into words. Tackling the various situations that I have experienced inside the ‘Bigg Boss’ house has given me a lot more confidence to go back and continue being who I am. I was true to myself and worked hard to achieve that. As I hold the ‘Bigg Boss’ trophy, I cannot help but recollect every single day that I have spent inside the house – every task, every circumstance. There is a lot that I am taking back home with me that I have learnt while being a part of this amazing journey of ‘Bigg Boss 12’.”
Abhishek Rege, CEO, Endemol Shine India, remarked, “Season after season, Endemol Shine India brings on screen an incredibly entertaining, yet endearing journey of a group of people from all walks of life who come together in the ‘Bigg Boss’ house to participate in this unique show. While the audience is witness to what happens inside the house, there is a humongous parallel effort that goes from the teams working behind the scenes 24x7 and the tremendous feedback and vehement response that the show receives from the audience is their reward. We would like to congratulate Dipika Kakkar Ibrahim for winning the show, and thank all our viewers for their unceasing support in making ‘Bigg Boss 12’ a grand success.”
‘Bigg Boss 12’ Grand finale ended with a wide array of performances celebrating the season as host Salman Khan grooved along with the five finalists. Adding action to the finale night filmmaker and ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’ host Rohit Shetty along with daredevils Ridhima Pandit, Aditya Narayan and Jasmine Bhasin. Amongst all the fun, the audience were also introduced to the new members of the Colors’ family – Raghu and Dhanak from ‘Gathbandhan’, and Kesari and Hanumant Singh from ‘Kesari Nandan’.