Rapper MC Stan claimed that when his name was announced as the season winner of Bigg Boss 16 on Sunday, he initially believed host Salman Khan was joking.
To win the title, Stan defeated top contenders Shalin Bhanot, Shiv Thakare, Archana Gauatam, and Priyanka Chahar Choudhary. MC Stan received a cash award of 31.80 lakhs with the winner’s trophy in addition to the trophy and an automobile.
In a conversation with ETimes, the rapper said, “I wasn’t convinced if Salman Khan was kidding or if I had actually won. I was still unsure if that was true even after he said my name. But it really hit me when he held me. I lack the words to adequately express what an incredible experience it was.”
He further added, “I feel that this show is all about fans and viewers who liked me and because of them I have won the trophy. Without people’s love and votes I wouldn’t have won.”
Earlier, MC Stan had remarked in a press release celebrating his win on the reality show, “I have my loyal followers to thank for this wonderful and unbelievable victory. I felt out of place when I first arrived at the house since I didn’t understand how the game operated while everyone else seemed to be expert.”
He added, “I understood the game late, but no regrets because that would not have made any difference to the way I would have conducted myself on the show. I had to unlearn many things and wage a war against my impulses. I’ve learnt the biggest life lessons here and made solid relationships with people from different walks of life. What everyone called mandali became my home away from home. I’m so proud to be part of a season that delivered on the promise of non-stop entertainment. Haq hai.”
The singer-musician had several well-known people rooting for him to win. On the final episode, which aired on Sunday, rappers including Badshah, Raftaar, Divine, Ikka, Karan Aujla, Emiway Bantai, and Seedhe Maut submitted video greetings for him.