YouTube has spoilt the party for MTV — a clip titled ‘Splitsvilla finale leaked’ surfaced on the site about four days ago, and the video has footage that hints at who the winner is.
The clip, which had over 12,000 hits, shows a boxing match between the two guys — Sidharth Bhardwaj and Mohit Malhotra — who are supposed to face off in the finale that airs tonight. The video then shows Mohit getting knocked out and being taken into an ambulance.
HT City found out that Sidharth, in fact, has won the show. Mohit, who has joined a new show on Star Plus, said he was not allowed to talk about Splitsvilla at all.
A source close to the show Splitsvilla has revealed that Sakshi Pradhan is the winner of the two female finalists, with Joanna Magee ending up a step behind. However, the source adds that the channel may go into damage control mode and may even reconsider airing the show tonight.
Meanwhile, viewers are outraged at the ‘leaky’ video. “This is ridiculous. Results are declared even before the show is aired! Now what’s the use of watching the finale?” says one post. “It takes the fun out of it…,” says Priya Sharma, a fan of the show. Mukesh Adhikary, 21, sees a conspiracy: “Maybe the channel is behind all of this and they’re doing it just to get more viewership. There might be a twist in store.”