Host Salman Khan on Sunday declared Rubina Dilaiq the winner of Bigg Boss 14. The Shakti actor was joined by singer Rahul Vaidya on the final stage. The winner was announced after live voting, allowing fans to vote for their favorites one last time. While announcing the winner, Salman Khan mentioned that the difference in the number of votes between them was minimal.
Apart from Rubina and Rahul, Eli Goni, Rakhi Sawant and Nikki Tamboli were also part of the top five finalists. While Rakhi decided to leave the show after accepting Rs 14 lakh, Nikki and Ellie were voted out. While Bigg Boss 14 debuted on a furious note with a very popular face, the entertainment quotient soon went down a lot. However, Rubina and Rahul stood by from the beginning given their strong personalities. The two celebs were constantly at loggerheads, and sometimes without reason. He also recently admitted that he does not know or understand what caused so much animosity between them. While Rahul accused Rubina of being authoritarian, manipulative and very arrogant, the Shakti actor claimed that Rahul does not respect women. And according to fans, given his similar personality, there was bound to be conflict.
One of TV’s most loved daughters-in-law, Rubina entered Bigg Boss 14 with her husband Abhinav Shukla. On the premiere night questioning their relationship, the two appeared as a happy married couple. However, during the show, in an act, Dilaik reveals that he was married at the crossroads, and has considered divorce. He said that Bigg Boss was a way to give their relationship a second chance. And as luck would have it, Rubina and Abhinav not only strengthened their bond, but also realized that they were souls during their stay in the house. Other contestants claimed they had each other for support, but both continued to play individual games.
The ‘wife’ appeared in it when Kavita Kaushik talked about her previous equation with Abhinav while living at home. As she tries to incite Rubina against her husband, the Shakti actor leaves her behind, leaving her out of the show. More recently, when Rubina initially smiled through Rakhi’s harmless manipulation with Abhinav, she sprinkled a bucket of water on him when Rakhi crossed the line under the name Abhinav.
While Rubina Dilaik managed to win in terms of love, friendship was not something she won easily on the show. Excited to find their real-life neighbor Jasmine Bhasin on the show, the two struck up an easy friendship. Fans were also eager to see this female bonding, which is quite rare in shows like Bigg Boss. After being accused by Salman Khan of being a puppet of Rubina, Jasmine started distancing herself from this friendship. And then, during the Panchayat work, where the two were pitted against each other, their friendship ended. While Rubina tried to expand the olive branch several times, Jasmine did not have it. Interestingly, Jasmine’s best friend and now boyfriend Ellie Gony has a different opinion and considers Rubina one of the closest associates of the house.
Rubina Dilaiq was never a favorite at home, as she felt she had a superiority. The actor was often seen preaching and ordering others, helping him win the tag of a ‘teacher’. Even his use of fancy words was often mocked. Not one to be late, Rubina has fought her own battles, and had a fight with almost every contestant in the house. The Choti Bahu actor even went on to say that he had no knowledge of how the game was played, and everything should be explained in detail. Host Salman Khan also had a difficult time with Rubina, and often lost her temper while interacting with him.
The actor, however, was the one with the big heart, and if there was one less, he would be the first to quit. Most contestants have praised Rubina’s improvisation and how she believes in forgetting and forgiving. Not one to run after immunity, the actor supported his friends during captaincy tasks, though he never managed to prove himself in action-packed challenges. She was also declared hypocritical when she let go of the rules to support all her beliefs and friends, but she never stopped her loved ones from holding her during difficult times.
Rubina Dilaik is the only contestant from the first day living in Bigg Boss 14’s house. Fighting a battle with others and herself, her amazing journey ended at her home with the coveted trophy and a cash prize of Rs 36 lakh.