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Bigg Boss Kannada Season 5: Chandan Shetty wins the show, Diwakar is the runner-up

Bigg Boss Kannada Season 5: While Chandan Shetty was announced the winner, Diwakar went home with the runner-up trophy. Chandan received the winner’s trophy and a cash prize of Rs 50 lakh from Sundeep.

Written by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Updated: January 29, 2018 11:19 am
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For the first time, the showrunners of Bigg Boss Kannada had allowed commoners to take part in the fifth season of the popular reality show. After 100 days, the final competition boiled down to musician Chandan Shetty and salesperson Diwakar. Even when host Sudeep asked the other contestants who were present at the finale, they opined that Diwakar should win the trophy and the cash prize because they thought all his financial problems will get solved.

However, the viewers of the show had a different idea. Chandan was announced the winner of the fifth season of Bigg Boss Kannada. Diwakar went home with the runner-up trophy. And for the first time, a runner-up was also sent home with a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh.

Chandan received the winner’s trophy and a cash prize of Rs 50 lakh from Sundeep. “I’d like to thank my music guru Arjun Janya on this occasion. He is the one who identified me as a singer and turned me into a rapper,” said Chandan, who belongs to Sakleshpur.

He also thanked his friends who supported him during his struggling days in Bengaluru. He said his only aim now is to take the Kannada language to international platforms through his rap music. “TV channels that play English music should also play Kannada songs. And that’s possible,” he said.

Watch a video of Bigg Boss Kannada Season 5 winner Chandan Shetty:

Bigg Boss Kannada 5 was also filled with a lot of drama and tense moments among the contestants. However, one of the top issues that was highly debated was the wedge between the housemates that entered the show in celebrity category and common man category. Contestant Riaz Basha, an emcee, who was eliminated in the 13th week, has popularly created two groups called garden-area group and the living-area group. The garden-area group had commoners as its members, while the other group was elite and made up of celebrity housemates. Many disapproved the way he perceived the division between a common man and a celebrity.

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The celebrity contestants on Sunday’s finale expressed their unhappiness over creating such divide and said they never treated anyone differently during their stay together in the house. Even Riaz sought an apology from the celebrity contestants if he had hurt his feelings.

The fifth season of the Bigg Boss Kannada came to an end with a grand party hosted inside the house.

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    Nancy Salins
    Jan 29, 2018 at 1:34 pm
    I am so proud of Chandan Shetty is a very well deserving contestant. Very simple and well played. I am sure he will share some amount with Diwakar. If he had announced on the stage it will be for publicity. Diwakar Chandan Shetty will remain life time friends. All the best to Chandan Shetty Diwakar for your future plans and dreams come true. .
    1. S
      Jan 29, 2018 at 12:54 pm
      Happy that Chandan Shetty won the Big boss le,he deserves it. One thing what we could notice is he went on saying from day 1 that he is not in so much need of money and he just wanted the publicity.As he wanted Diwakar to win and he too was a deserving candidate along with JK, But when CS won the BB5 He could have just said that his friend Diwakar also deserves to win and he could have given him 10 lakhs as CS was aware of Diwakar's family background, he went on saying that Diwakar is his best buddy but as a viewer we felt that his value would have shooted high if he had shared some amount of prize money with Diwakar. CS has the capability to rock on in life again but for Diwakar it is not so,as a viewer its my opinion.Thank u and Congrats to CS
      1. Nalini N
        Jan 29, 2018 at 1:32 pm
        Diwakar is not deserver, diwakar was possible to become runner up only because of chandan support, his goodness on show was completely fake, the way he spoke to jayashrrinivasan on the other day was his real character. if u feel he is poor and needed support there are plenty of poor and with lot of talents are there outside. Diwakar was not even talanted. he is physically fit dont show sympathy groom him to build his talent and come up. Chandan is talanted and he deserve trophy and cash prize.