Umar Riaz’s bête noire Pratik Sehajpal lost the high-pitch Big Boss battle to TV star Tejasswi Prakash.
Tejasswi beat the actor-model to win Bigg Boss season 15. Known for her character in `Swaragini – Jodein Rishton Ke Sur’, she took home the trophy and Rs 40 Lakh cash prize.
Sehajpal was the first runner-up, while Karan Kundra finished third. Actor Shamita Shetty finished fourth while choreographer Nishant Bhat opted out of the finale race and took home Rs 10 Lakh, finishing on the fifth spot.
Sehajpal, who was one of the finalists on `Bigg Boss OTT’ last year, also remained popular throughout the show. Earlier, Umar was eliminated after he pushed Pratik Sehajpal into the pool.
Netizens had called out Bigg Boss makers for “unfairly” evicting J&K doctor Umar Riaz. Umar Raiz’s father Riaz Ahmed Choudhary also joined the chorus against the alleged discrimination in the Big Boss.
His brother Asim Riaz said Bigg Boss 15 makers decided to evict Umar because he was a threat to other contestants.
Umar made a lot of headlines given his roller-coaster ride in Bigg Boss 15. Doctor by profession Umar is the brother of Bigg Boss 13’s runner-up Asim Riaz.
His fight with Simba Nagpal who pushed him into a swimming pool and called him an ‘aantankwadi‘ was something that revealed the ugly side of the reality show.
The incident did not go down well with Umar’s fans who took to Twitter to voice their concern. `Justice for Umar Riaz’ was trending on social media after the incident.
Later netizens rallied around Umar Riaz after he faced slurs in Bigg Boss. It began during a press meet in Bigg Boss house. Karan Kundrra called Umar a ‘gadha’ (donkey). Later Karan Kundrra finally apologized to J&K doctor-turned model for calling him names on the show.
The grand finale saw Bollywood star Deepika Padukone promote her upcoming film “Gehraiyaan” along with co-stars Ananya Pandey, Siddhant Chaturvedi, and Dhairya Karwa.
The finale was also attended by former Bigg Boss winners, Gauahar Khan, Urvashi Dholakia, Gautam Gulati, Rubina Dilaik, and Shweta Tiwari.
Among the highlights of the finale was “Bigg Boss” 13 finalist Shehnaaz Gill paying a tribute to her late partner Sidharth Shukla. He died last year.
Both Gill and Salman got visibly emotional and shared a hug, remembering Sidharth Shukla. At one point, Salman asked the “Bigg Boss” crew for tissues as he and Gill couldn’t hold back their tears.
“I keep talking to Sidharth’s mom. It’s time to move on. You have a bright, beautiful future ahead. Do lots of good work and be happy,” he told Gill.