Lock Upp winner Munawar Faruqui on working with Kangana Ranaut: ‘Many had raised questions…’

MD Merajul IslamMay 8, 2022

Minutes after he was introduced because the winner of Lock Upp, Munawar Faruqui was pushed to do a job that almost all celebs detest — media interviews. And as he stepped contained in the room, a commotion struck the set as individuals fought to pay money for him. “Primary yehi hu. Aap sab line bana lo, sabko interview dunga (I’m right here, please line up, I’ll converse to all of you),” the winner of the primary season of Kangana Ranaut-hosted present mentioned. He saved his phrases as he spoke near 50 journalists, even when it was a brief dialog.

As indianexpress.com greeted him, Munawar Faruqui mentioned that he was feeling overwhelmed with many feelings. “Nevertheless, the most important emotion proper now’s that of pleasure. Each one in every of us labored exhausting on the present however to get the fruits of your labour could be very particular. And an important factor is that this isn’t simply my trophy, there have been thousands and thousands of people that voted for me. I’m simply speechless proper now,” he mentioned with a broad smile.

Whereas the standup comic was a favorite to take house the trophy, minutes earlier than the announcement, Kangana Ranaut performed her ace card. She knowledgeable that whereas he has obtained the very best votes (18 lakh), the ultimate choice will probably be hers to make. On requested if he was nervous then, Munawar mentioned, “I believe ever since I grew to become a finalist, I’ve been nervous. I believe anybody sitting for his or her examination additionally feels it. Nevertheless when she mentioned that, I used to be fearful. I assumed mamla gambhir hone wala hai (issues are turning solemn). Then I realised I’ve labored exhausting earnestly with pure intention, and I ought to win it.”

Earlier than he entered the present, there was fairly a debate about him working with Kangana Ranaut, given the 2 come from diversified ideologies. Talking to us, the comic had mentioned ‘mazaa aayega’ about working with the Queen actor. When requested if he certainly had enjoyable, the Lock Upp champion mentioned, “I believe that’s the fantastic thing about residing in a democratic nation. Chances are you’ll come from completely different beliefs however you may all the time work collectively. Sure, many had raised questions on me doing this present. However I knew it was a way to attach with followers, and I used to be profitable in doing that.”

Provided that Munawar Faruqui was pitted towards Payal Rohatgi all through the journey, we quizzed him on what gave him extra happiness — successful the trophy or defeating Payal. With amusing, he mentioned, “After all the trophy. I don’t suppose one will be too comfortable about defeating somebody. Additionally, the trophy will stick with me perpetually, not Payal’s defeat.”

His journey can be incomplete with out the point out of Anjali Arora. Their closeness had led followers to nickname them “Munjali’. Whereas many raised fingers at them for plotting a bond for the sport, the 2 assured it’s simply friendship between them. Nevertheless, just lately, Anjali too was heard saying how she feels that Munawar might have befriended her for the sport. Discussing the identical, the comic mentioned, “Each bond I made on the present was for actual. I attempted defending the one near me in order that we might evict our competitors. I by no means tried to make use of anybody. If she felt that, I believe there have to be some purpose. However she was a great pal and can all the time be one.”

Aside from the trophy, Munawar Faruqui additionally took house Rs 20 lakh money prize and a model new automotive. Payal Rohatgi and Anjali Arora have been introduced as the primary and second runner-up, respectively.


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