Mumbai: Without much surprise, Prince Narula, of “Roadies” and “Splitsvilla” fame, today emerged the winner of the ninth season of reality show “Bigg Boss” in a star-studded grand finale.
Prince, who was considered a frontrunner for the title since the beginning courtesy his fanbase due to his previous shows, defeated Rishabh Sinha, Mandana Karimi and Rochelle Rao to win the trophy.
He takes home cash prize of Rs 35 Lakh.
Actress Katrina Kaif attended the finale of the superstar Salman Khan-hosted show along with Aditya Roy Kapur to promote their upcoming romantic saga ‘Fitoor’, presented Prince with the winning trophy.
The duo also performed on the song ‘Pashmina’ from the Abhishek Kapoor-directed film, much to the audiences’ delight.
This was the second time that Salman greeted his ex-girlfriend on the “Bigg Boss” stage.
Katrina first appeared on season four in 2010.
Their meet on the show raised eyebrows also due to Katrina’s recent reported break-up from beau Ranbir Kapoor.
Salman praised Katrina on her journey from London to Bollywood and how she became a dancer from a non-dancer.
Salman told her the country is in love with her because she’s beautiful and talented.
“Katrina, you are one of the strongest women I have ever known,” the ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ star said to her.
Also present at the finale were eliminated contestants including Kishwer Merchant, Suyyash Rai, Keith Sequeira, Aman Varma, Nora Fatehi and Priya Malik, Giselle Thakral and Yuvika Choudhury.
Actress Mouni Roy, of ‘Naagin’ fame, performed a romantic dance number with Salman on the title track of his last year’s production “Hero”.
Mandana’s boyfriend, Rochelle, Prince and Rishabh’s folks were also in attendance.
Actor Ranvijay Singh, who hosted “Splitsvilla” and judged “Roadies”, both the shows where Prince participated and won, was also present to cheer him up.
Before the winner announcement, the top four went through some grilling competitions as Khatron Ke Khiladi host Arjun Kapoor entered the house along with contestants Raghav Juyal, Sidharth Shukla, Mahii Vij and Sana Saeed to challenge the frontrunners of Bigg Boss to a ‘Kabhi Peeda, Kabhi Keeda’task.
Rochelle and her boyfriend Keith put up a stunning water act, while the former Miss India also joined Mandana, Kishwer and “Bigg Boss 8” winner Gautam Gulati for a sassy dance performance.
The show will return for its 10th season, which will open its gates for commoners, who get a chance to participate on the series along with celebrity contestants.