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Manveer Gurjar shocked about Bigg Boss win

Published : Jan 31, 2017, 12:22 am IST
Updated : Jan 31, 2017, 6:36 am IST

Manveer Gurjar from Haryana beat contestants Bani J and Lopamudra Raut to emerge the Bigg Boss 10 winner on Sunday night.

 Bigg Boss 10 winner Manveer Gurjar
  Bigg Boss 10 winner Manveer Gurjar

Manveer Gurjar from Haryana beat contestants Bani J  and Lopamudra Raut to emerge the Bigg Boss 10 winner on Sunday night. He, however, is yet to come to terms with the fact he was declared the winner. In an interview, he talks to us about his win. Edited excerpts from the interview:

Manveer, you have done the impossible by defeating celebrity contestant, Bani, to win the Bigg Boss 10 trophy...
It’s very shocking. I wasn’t even sure if I could win against someone like Bani J. I am an ordinary man, and I don’t have a fan following like she does. The trophy belongs to the people who voted for me. I am feeling on top of the world.

Were you, at any point, tempted to press the buzzer and walk away with Rs 10 lakhs?
I wasn’t here for the money or fame — so I wasn’t tempted in any way. Manu, on the other hand, had been discussing since the last few days how he would take the money and walk away, if such an offer presents itself, and he actually did it. I wasn’t surprised at all when he hit the buzzer but was a little disappointed, as I believed he had a fair chance of winning. I guess I was proved wrong in the end and Manu’s move was a smart one.

You made a truce with your father on the show. We saw you breaking down after that. Was it overwhelming, since you always had differences with your father?
I am not a sanskari guy. I am an emotional and short-tempered person. My father and I have a generation gap. I don’t think like him and he doesn’t think like me. So, we had our share of differences. It was an emotional moment for me when I made truce with my father. The tears rolling down my cheeks said it all, I think.
You and Manu were inseparable and then Mona came in between. Was she the twist in your friendship with Manu?   
I never considered Mona as bone of contention between Manu and me. Yes she was closer to Manu than she was to me, but she never came in between our friendship. In fact the three of us got along really well and were called M3.
Even though you insist you are a short-tempered man, you came across as a calculated calm and patient player. Was that what helped you win the show?
I was a very angry man when I entered the house but situations inside changed me and made me calmer and more patient. My confidence also helped me to keep the hope of winning the show alive. I had friends yes but no one was my enemy in the house. I had my share of arguments with people but that’s about it.

Rs 40 lakhs as prize money is a huge amount. What are you going do with it?
I have handed over the trophy and the money to my father — he will decide what to do with it. He intends to donate half the money to some charity.

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