Bigg Boss 2 Winner – Ashutosh Kaushik’s family celebrate his win of the Big Boss Season 2 Jumbo Finale held, that was held on 22nd November.
Bigg Boss 2 is one of the latest reality TV program being aired on Indian Television. It is basically the Indian version of the famous British show Big Brother , which was developed by Endemol in Netherlands.
Big Boss 2 is the second part of the earlier Indian reality TV show, Big Boss. It was telecast from 17 August 2008, on the relatively new TV channel, Colors Viacom 18, with the final slotted for November 24, 2008. Though this program may be available on most local cable networks, Direct to Home satellite operators of India also broadcast the show.
The host of the show is the sizzling Shilpa Shetty, the winner of the fifth series of Big Brother in United Kingdom and more famously known as the Queen of “Latke-Jhatkes”. She replaces the host of Big Boss 1, the popular actor, Arshad Warsi. At the launch of the show, fourteen housemates who had been handpicked for the show entered the house to compete for the grand prize money of 1 crore rupees.
Big Boss 2 Winner
Although the core concept remained the same, it would be incorrect to say that Big Boss 2 was a continuation of Big Boss. Big Boss 2 is different from its younger sibling series in that, unlike Big Boss, the housemates are not really celebrities. Instead they are all, ‘newsmakers’, and most of them are related to Bollywood, Indian television and other reality shows.
The basic concept of the show is that the 14 housemates, who are strangers to each other, have to spend 98 days locked in a single house. These inmates have no access to the outside world, no communication in the form of telephone, newspapers or other people and have no entertainment in the form of television or radio shows.
They have to live with one another and perform individually assigned tasks while being under surveillance24 x 7. This constant surveillance is achieved with the help of 32 cameras which are strategically placed throughout the house. This house, located at Lonavala, a hill station about 100 km east of Mumbai, is much more modernized and stylish than the house used for the first season of Big Boss. The house boasts of a contemporary gym which the contestants can use, but even here cameras track every movement of the contestants.
The different housemates of Big Boss 2 are as follows:
1. Ketki Dave – the famous Indian TV actress of the trademark “Arra-ra-ra” fame, which she had developed from the equally famous serial ‘Kyunki Saas bhi Kabhi Bahu’. In addition to this serial, she has acted in numerous movies.
2. Zulfi Sayeed is a famous Indian actor and model who has acted in movies like Taj Mahal. He has also been voted as one of the top 100 handsome men in India.
3. Raja Chaudhari- though not famous for his own worth, is well-known as the husband of actress, Shweta Tiwari of the TV serial “Kasauti Zindagi Ki”. He is remembered for the drama that unfolded between him and Shweta during a reality show.
4. Monika Bedi is an Indian actress who gained fame because of her involvement with Abu Salem. Her item number in the first episode of Big Boss 2 is said to have been her first performance after 8 years.
5. Rahul Mahajan is not a celebrity, but instead, he is the son of the Indian politician, Pramod Mahajan. With the latest tiffs the Mahajan family has been facing, the family had sent Rahul to the show.
6. Rakhi Vijan is the lovable “Sweety” of the Indian serial, Hum Paanch. She had actually disappeared from the television scene since then. Though she had gained on years, everyone was nevertheless happy to see her on Big Boss 2.
7. Ahsaan Qureshi is famous for his unique and poetic style of comedy. It was after participating in the Indian comedy show, ‘Indian Laughter Challenge’ that he has grown in popularity.
8. Aleena Wadia is not a celebrity, but just a plain old, 21 years old girl on Big Boss 2.
9. Sambhavna Seth is a small time actress, who has an item number in the Hindi movie, 36, China Town to her credit.
10. Payal Rohatgi is not a famous face either. She is a model who has done a few commercials and music videos. She has also done a few flicks in movies like 36 China town and it is rumored that Rahul Mahajan had gotten divorced because of her. This makes Big Boss 2 even more interesting to watch.
11. Ashutosh Kaushik is the winner of the TV show MTV Roadies 5.0. Nothing more is known of this small town dhaba owner who deserves the prize money of Big Boss 2. He is now the Big Boss of Bigg Boss 2.
12. Debojit Saha is from Bengal, and is a winner of the musical television show, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2005.
13. Sanjay Nirupam is a Congress Party politician who looks to have joined Big Boss 2 to polish his political career.
14. The last contestant for Big Boss 2 is Jade Goody. She is an English actress, who was in Big Brother with Shilpa Shetty, and rose in popularity for her racial comments against Shilpa Shetty. An interesting contestant of Big Boss 2.
The rules of the game are that every week, the contestants have to nominate contestants for eviction from the show. The votes of the Indian Viewers finally decides which contestant is to be evicted.
The first nominations for eviction from Big Boss 2, which were made on the very first day itself, were Raja Choudhary and Sanjay Nirupam. On the second day of the show, Jade Goody left the show on hearing of her cervical cancer and the fist person to be evicted from Big Boss 2 was Sanjay Nirupam.
He was followed by Rakhi Tandon, Monica Bedi, Ketki Dave and Alina Wadia who was evicted on September 19, 2008. The former Miss India and Miss World, Diana Hayden then joined Big Boss 2 as a wild card entrant on 15th September, 2008. Other exciting episode of Big Boss was the fake eviction of Raja, which was staged on 26th September. Raja stayed in a secret room for three days before returning to the house to surprise everyone.
The next elimination was of Sambhawana Seth, followed by the eviction of Payal. Monica re-entered the show through a wild card. Aihsan Quereshi was evicted on 17th October, followed by Debojit, Diana and then Monica. The guests Sambhana and Payal were forced to pack up in 10 minutes, to leave Big Boss house, after which only four inmates, Raja, Rahul, Ashutosh and Zulfi remained in Big Boss 2.
Next in line of eviction were Rahul and Zulfi and the final contest was between Raja and Ashuthosh. Eventually, the small town dhaba owner, Ashutosh Kaushik was declared the winner of Big Boss 2 by Akshay Kumar.
It was the support Ashutosh received from audiences throughout India, especially North India and his home town Saharanpur that saw him emerging as the winner of Big Boss 2. While Ashuthosh as the winner of Big Boss 2 walked away with 1 crore, Rahul Mahajan won a Chevrolet Aveo U-Va car as the Sabse Bada Dilwala title winner of Big Boss 2.