WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Jan 15, 2018, 12.43 AM
Shilpa Shinde was crowned the winner of reality TV series Bigg Boss 11, beating Hina Khan through live voting on Sunday night.
A favourite from the beginning, Shilpa's win was predicted by several media houses as they conducted early polls for their viewers.
The show that premiered on October 1 last year, had its finale on Sunday in Lonavala, with Shilpa and Hina competing for the winner's title. The other two finalists, inmates Vikas Gupta and Puneesh Sharma was evicted due to less number of votes polled for them.
The finale had Bollywood star Akshay Kumar as the special guest alongside host Salman Khan.
The controversial reality show had quite a few performances by contestants between Vikas Gupta and Shilpa Shinde, Puneesh Sharma and Bandgi Kalra, Hina Khan, Priyank Sharma and Luv Sinha, among others.
The contestants of this season were Shilpa Shinde, Hina Khan, Hiten Tejwani, Vikas Gupta, Priyank Sharma, Puneesh Sharma, Arshi Khan, Akash Dadlani, Benafshaa Soonawala, Luv Sinha, Bandgi Kalra, Sabyasachi Satpathy, Mehjabi Siddiqui, Sapna Choudhary, Zubair Khan, Shivani Durgah, Jyoti Kumari, Lucinda Nicholas and Dhinchak Pooja.
The show, hosted by Salman Khan, had the contestants divided into two groups - Gharvale and Padosi.
The sprawling Bigg Boss house spread across 19,400 square feet had 90 cameras installed in it. The house in the picturesque Lonavala, near Mumbai, was designed by director Omung Kumar and his wife Vanita.