The winner of Bigg Boss Season 11
has turned out to be none other than Shilpa Shinde
. From being one of those contestants who faced flak and came in the house following a lot of controversy, Shilpa became one of the most loved contestants.
While one of the prime reasons for Shilpa's win is the unanimous support she received from the fans, here is her journey from beginning to the end which led to her historic victory.
Not The Ideal Start
Everybody knew Shilpa Shinde
even before she entered, owing to her infamous fallout with h makers of her ex-show, Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hai! The lady who popularized the tagline, 'Sahi Pakde Hain' came in with a backstory, not many would like to have before appearing on a show like Bigg Boss.
And the same was infact worsened when she got into a war of words with producer, Vikas Gupta
on stage even before they could enter the house. We all know how negative light is bad news for a particular contestant in the show and it did not seem to be the ideal start for the actress.
A Negative Impact and A Forgettable 3-4 Weeks
Determined to teach Vikas Gupta
a lesson, Shilpa Shinde
became the torturing and bullying Shilpa who would leave no stone unturned to harass Vikas on every instance she managed to grasp. This wasn't something that was appreciated and even though some understood as to how she may have a backlog of angst and frustration towards the apparent injustice, her bullying wasn't justified at all. The usual favourite to Salman Khan ( which she became later) was under direct scrutiny when she even questioned and made fun of Vikas' sexual orientation! I mean just imagine on how would such a wrongdoer manage to reach the finals! But she did and here's why-
The Sudden Change And The Positive One
After being marked by Salman, there was a tiny shift in her behaviour towards Vikas and the same was followed when Vikas sacrificed his jacket for Shilpa in a special nomination task. That's it! This began a new innings for Shilpa Shinde
, where she became the subtle, positive and loving one.
Even though she was all of the above to everyone even before, but getting rid of all the unwanted negativity made her bloom. From explaining Dhinchak Pooja
to not pay attention to the fun being poked at her to handling a madcap like Akash Dadlani
, Shilpa became an ideal person.
Calm, Composed and Staying True To The 'Maa' Tag
Her switchover led her to being affectionately called 'Maa' by Arshi Khan
and Akash Dadlani
even though the duo made a mockery of the same later. There was a certain amount of flak involved due to this 'Maa' tag and being the Kitchen Queen, but Shilpa reminded unfazed and continued to play her game her way.
The end result was Arshi accepting her mistakes towards her and she coming in the positive light. Amidst all the madness and negativity going on in the house, Shilpa was the calming factor and her closeness and elderly love towards Puneesh Sharma
and Bandgi Kalra
was the perfect example of the same.
The Hiten Eviction Saga
Tables were turned once again, when she, to everyone's surprise evicted her friend and close one, Hiten Tejwani, when asked to choose between him and Priyank Sharma. Many thought she is ruthless again and has back-stabbed Hiten by kicking him out when she got the chance. This invited a lot of backlash for a couple of days, but things faded away rather easy, as she was brutally honest about how she merely played a game and wasn't apologetic about it. Afterall, it is a game and one has to play it over all the relationships after a point of time.
Stone-Hearted, But Stayed True To The Game
This and many other instances led people to think how Shilpa is stone-hearted and insensitive about different issues. But the same was seen in a different way by several others, who felt the show is about playing a strategic game and putting yourself above all the bonds and relationships formed.
This will always be debatable, but nevertheless it was an important side to Shilpa Shinde
Miserable Task Player And A Bad Leader
Two of the biggest negative points about Shilpa Shinde
is how she has always been a bad player when it comes to performing tasks. Her lethargic attitude towards the tasks and her overconfident nature on the assurance of being saved by fans isn't ideal for anyone to follow. Apart from all this, even though she was the sacrificing queen, she never turned out to be a good leader like Vikas or Hina Khan
Still The True Mastermind Of The Show And A Total Entertainer
She may not be a leader or a good task player, but she certainly is one of the true masterminds of Bigg Boss history. People continue to term Vikas being the mastermind, but Shilpa's tactics and silent game has proved otherwise. Her plans to shift her behaviour with Vikas, evicting Hiten, not being a 'Yes' man to anyone and only showing her emotional side when needed among many other factors determine how Shilpa has been a silent master player for sure.
And inspite of all this serious stuff, one cannot forget how Shilpa has been a complete entertainer too. From making you cry to making one applaud, Shilpa has even made you laugh at instances which truly were hilarious.
The Immense Support
One of the prime reasons and possibilities for Shilpa Shinde
going on to win the show is how she has been receiving immense support throughout her journey in the show so far. From having a record breaking trend on Twitter to getting the highest votes in the Mall Task, Shilpa Shinde
's confidence in her fans doesn't seem overestimating afterall. In fact, we recently reported on how Shilpa For The Win crossed a mamnoth 3.12 million tweets. All that hardwork by the fans seemed to be fruitful now.