Popular TV actress Juhi Parmar won the fifth season of controversial reality show Bigg Boss tonight.
The show, spread over 14 weeks, came to an end with Juhi beating Amar Upadhyay, Mahek Chahal, Siddharth Bhardwaj and Akashdeep Saigal. Towards the end, her sole rival in the fray was Mahek.
"I am happy and thankful to the audience....I supported the truth since the start of the show and everyone has seen it. My family was my biggest support system. Whenever I was weak, I used to think of my parents, my husband and my in-laws," Juhi said.
She received Rs one crore in prize money.
The reality show has celebrity contestants staying in the 'Bigg Boss House' for 14 weeks, cut off from the outside world and under continuous camera surveillance.
The winners of previous four seasons were Rahul Roy, Ashutosh Kaushik, Vindu Dara Singh and Shweta Tiwari.
The grand finale tonight saw performances by Indo-Canadian porn-star Sunny Leone, Rakhi Sawant, Malakia Arora, Sanjay Dutt and Salman Khan.
The fifth season started with one male and 13 female contestants. Bollywood's bad man Shakti Kapoor entered the house with much funfare, along with actress Pooja Bedi, Nihita Biswas, wife of serial killer Charles Sobhraj, singer-actress Raageshwari Loomba, wrestler Sonika Kaliraman, model-VJ Pooja Mishra, Bhojpuri actress Shraddha Sharma, model-actress Shonali Nagrani, actress Mahek Chahal, Afgani beauty Vida, celebrity transgender Laxmi Tripathi, Rajasthani dancer Gulabo, anchor Mandeep Belvi and TV actress Juhi Parmar.
Amar Upadhyay, Akashdeep Saigal and Siddharth Bhardwaj entered later on. The Big Boss house this time had moved from Lonavala to Karjat.
International and national personalities who came on the show as guests were Swami Agnivesh, filmmaker Mahesh Bhaat, Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds and Japenese sumo wrestler Yamamotoyama.
There were cat-fights, physical and verbal abuses and romance in the house. Pooja Mishra took the centre-stage, by picking up fights with almost every contestant. She was ousted after a fight with Siddharth Bhardwaj.