Publish Date: 08 May, 2022
Lock Upp Winner:
Kangana Ranaut's first reality show came to an end on Saturday night after 70 episodes were streamed on Alt Balaji and Mx Player. The show received a lot of positive feedback from viewers, and one person who came to the jail with a lot of controversies surrounding him and quickly became a fan favorite was named the first ever winner of Lock Upp. Munawar Faruqui, a stand-up comedian, won Kangana Ranaut's 'Lock Upp' programme, which was funded by Ekta Kapoor.
Lock Upp season 1 winner
Munawar Faruqui beats reality king Prince Narula to win the trophy of Lock Upp. Payal Rohatgi, Anjali Arora, Azma Fallah, and Shivam Sharma were also finalists in Kangana Ranaut's show. Munawar also received a cash award of Rs 20 lakh and a brand new car in addition to the trophy.
Munawar Faruqui vote count for Lock Upp
Not only Munawar beat other finalists behind but also won the season with a great vote margin. After back to back headlining his name in the show, opening up about his past, sharing his experience Munawar became the nation's fan favorite contestant and thus won with a vote margin of approx. 80% as reported by Bollywood life and yes, that’s huge. Whereas others were seen struggling to reach even 5%.
Kangana Ranaut chooses Munawar as winner for Lock Upp
Unlike most reality shows, this one had more than simply votes to determine the winner.Although Munawar received the most votes, Kangana also chose him as the winner. He was praised for being a smart player and a keeper of friendship. His bond with Anjali Arora also gained a lot of limelight.
Munwar faruqui controversy
Munawar arrived on the show straight from his scandal. Last year, he was imprisoned for a month for allegedly making religious jokes on Hindus during one of his shows. Many of his events were canceled after he was released on bond. The comedian later claimed in a statement that he was jailed for a joke he never made he also said that he immediately removed the clip as soon as he realized but, people kept making it viral for the year.