Mumbai, Nov 23: MTV 'Roadies 5.0' title holder Ashutosh Kaushik emerged winner of Bigg Boss 2, a show which entralled audiences across India over three months and became a hot topic of discussion and debate in colleges, workplaces and even roadside tea stalls. Ashutosh walked away with the prize money of 1 crore after winning the show against the remaining co-participants, Zulfi Syed and Raja Chaudhary. He was nominated for eviction by the housemates three times but each time his public following saved him.
Ashutosh's is truly a 'rags to riches' story. He hails from a small town of Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh where his only source of income was a small dhaba. His life took a U-turn after he won the fifth season of MTV's adventure reaity show, Roadies.
Ashutosh was often accused of using a foul language and criticised for his unhealthy living habits while in the Bigg Boss house. His early morning dance on a wake-up song along with his humorous antics and one-liners became his trademark and a major source of entertainment for the viewers.
Ashutosh is said to have shared a good rapport with all inmates. But his proximity with former Miss World Diana Hayden raised eyebrows inside the house and caused much flutter in the media. Both of them were often accused of being biased towards each other and remaining cut-off from the rest of the housemates.
Bigg Boss have also conferred Ashutosh with Mr. Honest title.That resulted in his one-night stay in the Bigg Boss special room watching movies, as a gift.
The grand finale called the 'Jumbo Finale' was attended by Bigg Boss host Shilpa Shetty and Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar who was there to promote the animated movie 'Jumbo.'