The second season of Bigg Boss Marathi ended on Sunday, and former Roadies contestant, Shiv Thakare emerged as the winner. Shiv took home the trophy and prize money of Rs. 17 lakh.
Shiv was competing with other finalists of this season - Veena Jagtap, Shivani Surve, Neha Shitole, Aroh Welankar, and Kishori Shahane. In the end, it came down to a battle between Neha and Shiv.
The show makers announced the winner on their official Twitter handle with the tweet - "Our #MarathiBoy Shiv Thakare has won BiggBossMarathi Season 2! He has won only because of your support! Not only Shiv but you all have won! Thank you so much for your love. God bless you!" (sic). Director Mahesh Manjrekar hosted this season of Bigg Boss Marathi.
Shiv too had a special message for everyone which he shared on Instagram."Hello everyone!! Your Shiv is back with the trophy!! And today I have won because of you all. Thank you thank you so much. Love you all and God bless you! You all are the winner! You all are the best!" (sic).
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Hello everyone!! Your Shiv is back with the trophy!! And today I have won because of you all. Thank you thank you so much. Love you all and God bless you! You all are the winner! You all are the best! #AaplaManus #BiggBossMarathi2Winner #MarathiBoy
A post shared by Shiv Thakare (@shivthakare9) on Sep 1, 2019 at 11:25am PDT
During the show, Shiv found love in another contestant, Veena Jagtap. However, his mother was not approving of this budding romance as she thought Veena was playing for herself. She made this clear to Shiv when she visited the show for a day. However, in a post-finale press conference, Shiv said that he is committed to the relationship and that he would try to change the mind of his mother.
Shiv was in another reality show before this - Roadies Rising. He was part of Rannvijay Singh's gang and was one of the semi-finalists.