Rapper MC Stan becomes the winner of Bigg Boss 16. He claimed that when his name was revealed as the season winner on Sunday, he initially thought host Salman Khan was joking. Stan won the title after defeating other top contenders Shalin Bhanot, Shiv Thakare, Archana Gautam, and Priyanka Chahar Choudhary. MC Stan received a cash award of 31.80 lakhs in addition to the trophy and a car as part of the winner's prize.
In a conversation with ETimes, the rapper said, " I couldn't understand if Salman sir (Salman Khan) was joking or if I really won. Even after he announced my name, I was still thinking if that was real. But when he hugged me, it sunk in. It was an amazing feeling and I can't describe it in words."
He went on to say, "I feel that this show is all about fans and viewers who liked me and because of them I have won the trophy. Without people's love and votes, I wouldn't have won."
Earlier, MC Stan had remarked in a press release celebrating his triumph on the reality show, “I have my ardent fans to thank for this incredible and unbelievable victory. When I entered the house, I felt like a misfit because I didn’t know how the game worked and everyone else seemed to know what they were doing."
He continued, "I understood the game late, but no regrets because that would not have made any difference to the way I would have conducted myself on the show. I had to unlearn many things and wage a war against my impulses. I’ve learnt the biggest life lessons here and made solid relationships with people from different walks of life. What everyone called mandali became my home away from home. I’m so proud to be part of a season that delivered on the promise of non-stop entertainment. Haq hai.”
The singer-songwriter had some major names rooting for him to win. On the final episode, which aired on Sunday, rappers including Badshah, Raftaar, Divine, Ikka, Karan Aujla, Emiway Bantai, and Seedhe Maut shared video greetings for him.