Bigg Boss 16 Winner
by Urwashee Saxena
After 19 weeks, or to be precise, 134 days and 135 episodes later, Altaf Shaikh aka Rapper MC Stan lifts the stunning trophy of Bigg Boss Season 16. The host of the show and blockbuster actor Salman Khan himself announced the winner on 12th February 2023 and handed over the trophy and a brand-new Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS with a cheque of prize money, i.e., 31,80,000 INR to MC Stan.
MC Stan won the Bigg Boss Season 16 after beating his friend and first runner-up Shiv Thakare, who was the winner of Bigg Boss Marathi 2. Priyanka Chahar Choudhary became the second runner-up. Archana Gautam and Shalin Bhanot secured their 4th and 5th place respectively. Hence, the top 5 finalists of Bigg Boss Season 16 were Shiv Thakare, Priyanka Chahar Choudhary, MC Stan, Archana Gautam, and Shalin Bhanot.
In this Bigg Boss Season 16, MC Stan and Shiv Thakare were part of a group called, ‘Mandali.’ The other members of this Mandali were Shajid Khan, Abdu Rozik, MC Stan, Shiv Thakare, Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia, and Sumbul Touqeer Khan. The Mandali was known for their true friendship that they shared with each other in the show. A lot of funny instances happened in the Mandali that the audience adored wholeheartedly.
Bigg Boss 16 Top 5 Contestant
|Position||Name of Contestant|
|2nd Position||Shiv Thakare|
|3rd Position||Priyanka Chahar Chaudhary|
|4th Position||Archana Gautam|
|5th Position||Shalin Bhanot|
The Mandali dreamed that someone from the members of Mandali must win the Bigg Boss Season 16 Finale. And surprisingly, MC Stan won the show as well as the hearts of millions around the country as well. By the last week of the show Shiv Thakare and MC Stan were loved by their fans for their true and selfless friendship. At the beginning of the show, MC Stan didn’t like the atmosphere of the Bigg Boss House and wanted to leave the show. It was Mandali members who helped him with his anxiousness and convinced him to stay in the show.
Later, MC Stan got the hang of it and started enjoying the show and gave his 100% to show the true self of his personality. When the host Salman Khan announced the winner of Bigg Boss Season 16, MC Stan was surprised and humbled by the sheer amount of love he received. Later, in his winning speech, he thanked his father, mother, Mandali Members, and Salman Khan for their love and support. He also thanked his fans around the world for their relentless and undying faith in him.
To celebrate his win, MC Stan performed an unreleased rap song on the stage of Big Boss Season 16 with all the 17 initial housemates.
Interestingly, Bigg Boss Season 16 is considered the highest-ranked show in the history of the Bigg Boss show. Due to its massive success, Bigg Boss Season 16 was extended for 4 more weeks for the audience to enjoy. The show was aired on Colors TV Channel and OTT partner Voot App.
Bigg Boss 16 Overview
|Show Name||Big Boss|
|OTT Platform||Voot Select App|
|Television Channel||Colors TV|
|Show Host||Salman Khan|
The entire team of Viraasi congratulates the Bigg Boss Season 16 winner, MC Stan.