Prince Narula has been declared winner of the latest season of Bigg Boss – much to no one’s surprise.
The star of MTV shows such as ‘Roadies’ and ‘Splitsvilla’ pocketed Rs 3.5 million (£35,000) after he was crowned winner of the ninth season of the hit show – the Indian version of Big Brother – during a star-studded finale on Saturday.
He beat out Rishabh Sinha, Mandana Karimi and Rochelle Rao to win the trophy.
Bollywood starlet Katrina Kaif attended the finale alongside host and former flame Salman Khan. Kaif was joined by Aditya Roy Kapur to promote the pair’s upcoming film ‘Fitoor’.
Also present at the finale were eliminated contestants including Kishwer Merchant, Suyyash Rai, Keith Sequeira, Aman Varma, Nora Fatehi and Priya Malik, Giselle Thakral and Yuvika Choudhury.
Actress Mouni Roy, of ‘Naagin’ fame, performed a romantic dance number with Salman on the title track of his last year’s production Hero.
Mandana’s boyfriend, Rochelle, Prince and Rishabh’s parents were also in attendance.
Before the winner announcement, the top four went through some grilling competitions as the new Khatron Ke Khiladi host Arjun Kapoor entered the house along with contestants Raghav Juyal, Sidharth Shukla, Mahii Vij and Sana Saeed to challenge the frontrunners of Bigg Boss to a task.
Rochelle and her boyfriend Keith put up a stunning water act, while the former Miss India also joined Mandana, Kishwer and Bigg Boss 8 winner Gautam Gulati for a dance performance.
Soon after his win, Narula also revealed that he is dating fellow contestant Nora Fatehi, a Moroccan-origin model who lives in Mumbai.
“I am with Nora. We are dating each other and trying to know each other more. She is similar to me and she came on the show at a time when I was feeling low. She boosted my confidence and supported me. In such a house, when someone is nice to you, it is easy to get attracted,” Prince told PTI.
Nora was not the first object of Prince’s’ desire. He had previously expressed affection for contestant Yuvika Choudhary.
Before entering the Bigg Boss house, Prince had claimed he wanted to be the reality show ‘king’ by winning the popular show.
But, he says, he is now done with the genre.
“No more reality shows for me now. I want to do fiction on TV. I had signed two fiction shows before entering ‘Bigg Boss’ so I will be doing that now. Both the shows are in the romantic genre. I can’t reveal much about them right now.”
‘Bigg Boss’ creators have revealed that the 10th season of the show will feature members of the public alongside “celebrities” as producers try to revive a ratings slump.