After combating for fundamental requirements for 70 days, Munawar Faruqui has been introduced because the winner of Lock Upp. The Kangana Ranaut present additionally had Payal Rohatgi, Anjali Arora, Azma Fallah and Shivam Sharma as finalists. Together with the trophy, Munawar additionally took dwelling Rs 20 lakh money prize and a model new automotive.
In contrast to most actuality exhibits, this one zeroed on its winner not solely on the premise of votes. The host was given the chance to have the final phrase. Munawar obtained the best votes, however Kangana additionally picked him as the last word winner.
Munawar entered the present on the heels of his controversy. He had spent a month in jail final yr for allegedly “insulting Hindu gods and goddesses” throughout one among his exhibits. After he was launched on bail, lots of his exhibits have been cancelled. In a press release, the comic had later mentioned, that he was put in jail for a joke he had by no means made. He additionally hinted that he was carried out with comedy. “Nafrat jeet gayi, artist haar gaya (hate has gained, artist has misplaced). I’m carried out, goodbye. Injustice,” he had written.
Earlier than getting into the present, Munawar interacted with indianexpress.com and mentioned Lock Upp will put him out of his comfort zone. Nonetheless, after we requested him what made him select a present that’s more likely to thrive on controversies, he mentioned, “Firstly, I don’t suppose there’s something flawed in being controversial. It solely signifies that individuals didn’t hear your facet of the story, or perhaps you have been taken out of context. I by no means wished to be part of controversies. I by no means went and advised the media my assertion to trigger some bawaal (commotion). The a part of my video that had damage individuals, I eliminated it instantly. It was the general public that performed it round for a yr and made it information. I by no means wished to be controversial, they made me one.”
Often known as the mastermind of Lock Upp, Munawar Faruqui was hailed for being sensible and enjoying the sport. His friendship with Anjali Arora was additionally lauded by followers, who even nicknamed them as ‘Munjali’. Celeb designer Saisha Shinde additionally expressed her love for him on the present. Nonetheless, Munawar confessed of being in love with somebody outdoors the present. The comic additionally opened up about his previous, be it his divorce, his mom’s suicide or him being sexually assaulted as a baby. His journey, and rise from poverty additionally struck a chord with the viewers, who trended ‘Unhealthy**s Dongriwala’ and ‘Munawar For The Win’ for him.
Whereas Munawar took dwelling the title, Payal Rohatgi and Anjali Arora have been introduced as the primary and second runner up, respectively.