Bigg Boss 17 winner Munawar Faruqui improved his record on reality shows when he was announced as the winner on Sunday night. The stand-up comedian entered the competition as the victor of Lock Upp, a similarly themed reality show about captivity. He defeated every other housemate by taking advantage of that experience. However, the trip wasn’t simple.
In an exclusive interview with DNA, Munawar acknowledges, “Bigg Boss gave me some tough exams, but I cleared them all and did well. Yeah, all those things exist, but I am eager to put them into practice. I am not coming out with just the trophy, sir. Also, I am coming out with more. I feel so much lighter now that I’m not carrying as much weight. I feel so strong that I can deal with whatever baggage I still have and get better. I want to make all of that right and avoid hurting other people. I’ve gained knowledge from this encounter.”
Munawar Faruqui gets candid:
At one point in the episode, Munawar begged Bigg Boss for ten minutes outside the house in order to get an answer to his accusations and to clarify things for his family. He remarks recalling that, “You are very impulsive. You wind up saying something against your will. All of that was impulsive. Maybe after just ten to fifteen minutes, I realised that this wasn’t what I wanted. I was going through a lot at the time, so I’m not even sure if I said it or not. Everything about it was very personal, and I wondered why all of this was coming out at this time. I didn’t want to talk about a lot of things when I wanted to defend.”
In the end, Munawar prevailed over his close friend Abhishek Kumar in the championship match. A few of Abhishek Kumar’s supporters are not overly pleased with the outcome. Munawar has only one thing to say to them. “I have no doubts whatsoever that Abhishek deserved it as well. I would have been happy to lose to him even if I had lost,” the stand-up comedian concludes with a smile.