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Bigg Boss 14 finale HIGHLIGHTS: ‘Proud of you Rahul Vaidya’ trends as Rubina wins trophy

Bigg Boss 14 finale HIGHLIGHTS: Rubina Dilaik emerged as the winner with singer Rahul Vaidya as the first runner-up. The Salman Khan-hosted show promised to return within eight months.

Written by Priyanka Sharma , A. Kameshwari , Kriti Sonali , Arushi Jain | Mumbai |
Updated: February 22, 2021 1:08:55 pm
Bigg Boss 14's winner is Rubina Dilaik.Bigg Boss 14's winner is Rubina Dilaik

Bigg Boss 14 grand finale was a three-hour long affair as the Salman Khan-hosted show’s arduously long journey came to an end on Sunday night. Actor Rubina Dilaik emerged as the winner of the reality show while singer Rahul Vaidya took the second spot. There were five finalists vying for the trophy — Aly Goni, Rakhi Sawant and Nikki Tamboli, besides Rahul and Rubina. The finale also saw a host of performances by Salman Khan, Nora Fatehi, and the five finalists, among others.

Like every season, Bigg Boss 14 began with much fanfare in October 2020. But this time, the stakes were higher for the creative team and the contestants. After all, Bigg Boss 14 was coming at a time the country was under the coronavirus-induced lockdown and the avenues of entertainment and recreation were limited to mobile phones and TV sets.

As boredom and loneliness caught up with people, they only became hungry for content that could add drama and fun to their living every day. What better than a show that has several strangers living under one roof and navigating rifts and emotional upheavals to emerge victorious? At a time when people couldn’t step out to meet close ones, it would have been oddly satisfying to indulge in voyeurism and see celebrities interact with one another in good, bad and ugly ways on national television.

But Bigg Boss 14 failed to live up to any such expectation. Neither was the bunch of contestants interesting, nor did the creative team innovate to allow the participants to show different sides of their personalities. Bigg Boss 14 was hence stuck with low TRPs and an audience that didn’t care if the show ran any longer.

It was when Bigg Boss team got challengers on board in December that the game got some life and audience. With the entry of entertainers and manipulators like Rakhi Sawant, Arshi Khan and Vikas Gupta, Bigg Boss seemed as if it got its mojo back. The show since revolved around the challengers, to an extent that Rakhi Sawant soon became the only talking point on the show, with even tasks designed around her. She is now one of the finalists and favourite to win for many.

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Read all the highlights from Bigg Boss 14 finale.

12:30 (IST)22 Feb 2021
12 top moments from Bigg Boss 14 finale

Over three hours long and working hard to launch the forthcoming shows on Colours, the show often got monotonous for the dedicated followers. However, it did have its moments. From the moment Jasmin Bhasin welcomed Salman Khan on the stage to when Rubina Dilaik was crowned as the new winner, we bring you the 12 moments that were memorable. 

See 12 top moments from Bigg Boss 14 finale here

11:41 (IST)22 Feb 2021
'Well Deserved'

Mayaur Verma tweeted, "I've worked with her and we'd share screen together, Well Deserved @RubiDilaik Heartiest Congratulations Partying face #RubinaDilaik HISTORIC WINNER RUBINA."

11:01 (IST)22 Feb 2021
Rubina Dilaik on winning Bigg Boss 14

Rubina Dilaik on her win being termed 'predictable' | Bigg Boss 14 winner Rubina Dilaik opened up about people calling her win ‘predictable’, displaying her vulnerability and her equation with host Salman Khan. The Shakti actor beat Rahul Vaidya to take home the trophy. Post her big win, Rubina, in an exclusive conversation with indianexpress.com, spoke about her Bigg Boss 14 journey, what led to her victory and Salman Khan’s harsh words to her during the Weekend Ka Vaar.

Click here to read Bigg Boss 14 winner Rubina's full interview.

10:41 (IST)22 Feb 2021
Abhinav Shukla thank Rahul Mahajan

Rubina Dilaik's husband Abhinav Shukla thanked Rahul Mahajan for his support. Abhinav tweeted, "@TheRahulMahajan  a big thankyou !  For you know what !!!"

10:20 (IST)22 Feb 2021
'Well deserved win by Rubina'

Munmun Dutta shared via Twitter, "Well deserved win by #RubinaDilaik . Well played #RahulVaidya , #NikkiTamboli and #AlyGoni . #BiggBoss14Finale."

10:13 (IST)22 Feb 2021
'Well deserved'

Vikaas Kalantri tweeted, "And the winner is @RubiDilaik congratulations #rubinadilaik #biggboss14 #biggbossfinale - well deserved."

09:54 (IST)22 Feb 2021
'Winner koi ek hi ban sakta tha'

Arshi Khan posted, "#RahulVaidya you also played absolutely awsome . winner koi ek hi ban sakta tha .. people loves you .. @rahulvaidya23."

09:27 (IST)22 Feb 2021
‘Proud of you Rahul Vaidya’ trends

As Rubina Dilaik won the trophy, ‘Proud of you Rahul Vaidya’ was among the top trends in India. The singer emerged as the first runner-up on the show, with Salman pointing out how it was a closely fought finale.

09:13 (IST)22 Feb 2021
Arshi Khan celebrates Rubina's win

Arshi Khan shared on Twitter, "Congratulations @RubiDilaik for winning #BB14 . You owe this trophy. So finally we got our winner after waiting for so long . Bahut bahut badhai ho dil se. Very happy for you. Now it's time to party."

08:57 (IST)22 Feb 2021
Sidharth Shukla to Rubina, 'well played'

Sidharth Shukla posted on his Twitter account, "Congratulations @RubiDilaik for winning BB 14 ... well played."

08:50 (IST)22 Feb 2021
'Well earned success,' says Rashami Desai

Rashami Desai tweeted, "Finally the time has come heartiest congratulations @RubiDilaik well earned success. You’ve emerged victorious in this season of #bb14 @ashukla09 congratulations once again #RD #RubinaDilaik #rubinav."

08:43 (IST)22 Feb 2021
Hina Khan congratulates Rubina

Hina Khan took to Twitter to congratulate the new Bigg Boss winner, "Ruby Ruby Rubiiiiiinaaaaaa Super proud hai Team Hiiiiiinnnnaaaaa Congratulations Love @RubiDilaik."

08:43 (IST)22 Feb 2021
'Rubina, you’re the most deserving winner'

Andy Kumar tweeted, "Congratulations @RubiDilaik you’re the most deserving Winner!  I’m so delighted for you! #BiggBoss #BiggBoss14Finale #Biggboss14 #RubinaDilaik."

08:37 (IST)22 Feb 2021
Rubina with her trophy
 
 
 
 
 
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Rubina Dilaik shared her first photo with the Bigg Boss 14's winner trophy.

08:26 (IST)22 Feb 2021
Rubina thanked Salman

Rubina Dilaik wrote on her Instagram account, "Thank you 😊 🙏🏼Sir @beingsalmankhan for all the patience and your wonderful support ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️."

08:19 (IST)22 Feb 2021
Bigg Boss 14 winner Rubina Dilaik thanks her fans
 
 
 
 
 
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"Thank you abundantly 🙏🏼😊," wrote Bigg Bioss 14's winner with a video message for her fans post her winning moment.

00:18 (IST)22 Feb 2021
Rubina Dilaik wins Bigg Boss 14

And the winner is Rubina Dilaik. The Shakti actor gets the winner's trophy along with a cash prize of Rs 34 lakh. 

Also read | Bigg Boss 14 winner is Rubina Dilaik, lifts trophy. See her photos

00:17 (IST)22 Feb 2021
Salman Khan to announce the winner soon

Salman Khan holds Rubina and Rahul's hand. He teases them as they get anxious to hear the name of the winner. 

00:15 (IST)22 Feb 2021
Rubina and Rahul on the stage

Rubina Dilaik and Rahul Vaidya join Salman Khan on the stage. Salman says both of them have equal chances to win. 

00:13 (IST)22 Feb 2021
Rubina Dilaik and Rahul Vaidya fight it out in the finale

Rubina Dilaik and Rahul Vaidya are out of the Bigg Boss house and both the finalists give an energetic performance. 

Bigg Boss 14 that began on October 3 with a mix of known television faces, singers and some new actors has finally covered a journey of five months to reach its finale.

The five finalists consist of some expected names like Rubina Dilaik and Rahul Vaidya, who have been nemesis since the show's beginning, and some names that surprised not only the audience but even the contestant themselves. For instance, Nikki Tamboli and Rakhi Sawant always doubted they would make it to the finale. But, they were, in fact, the first ones to reserve a place in the finals.

The fifth name is Aly Goni, who entered Bigg Boss to support his best friend Jasmin Bhasin, but ended up becoming a strong stakeholder in the game.