Chennai: Musician Chandan Shetty emerged as a winner Kannada Bigg Boss season 5. He walked away with the winner’s trophy along with a cash prize of Rs 50 lakh.
The grand finale of the controversial reality show took place on Sunday. Chandan was announced the winner while Diwakar bagged the second runner-up position. First time in the history of Bigg Boss Kannada, the runner-up also received a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh.
The show is hosted by Kannada actor Sudeep.
Shetty, who spent 100 days inside the house of Bigg Boss, said, “I’d like to thank my music guru Arjun Janya on this occasion. He is the one who identified me as a singer and turned me into a rapper.”
Speaking about his plans post the show, Chandan said that he wants to take Kannada language to international platform. “TV channels that play English music should also play Kannada songs. And that’s possible,” he added.