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Ashutosh Kaushik wins Bigg Boss 2

IANS  Lonavala (Maharashtra), November 22, 2008
First Published: 22:42 IST(22/11/2008) | Last Updated: 22:48 IST(22/11/2008)
After an eventful stay of 94 days on the TV reality show Bigg Boss, MTV Roadies 5.0 title holder Ashutosh Kaushik emerged the winner in Lonava on Saturday night.

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Ashutosh walked away with the prize money of Rs. 10 million after winning the show against the remaining co-participants, Zulfi Syed and Raja Choudhary.

Ashutosh was nominated for eviction by the housemates three times but each time his public following saved him.

While in the Bigg Boss house, Ashutosh was often accused of using foul language and criticised for his unhealthy living habits.

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.

Though Ashutosh shared a good relationship with almost every participant, 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.

Ashutosh was also the winner of 'Mr Honest' title, which was conferred on him by "Bigg Boss". That resulted in his one-night stay in the Bigg Boss special room watching movies, as a gift, while the rest of the participants kept speculating about his sudden eviction.

The grand finale - called "jumbo finale" saw the presence of the show host, Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, and superstar Akshay Kumar - who was there to promote the animation film, "Jumbo".

The second season of "Bigg Boss", the Indian version of the internationally acclaimed show "Big Brother", started Aug 17 with 14 newsmakers including controversial names like Rahul Mahajan, Monica Bedi, Jade Goody and Sanjay Nirupam.

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