In what is seen as a much-deserved victory, television actress Dipika Kakkar has been announced the winner of Bigg Boss Season 12 amidst much fanfare. A couple of minutes ago the top three finalists – Sreesanth, Dipika Kakkar and Deepak Thakur were given the choice to either pick Rs 25 lakh and quit the show right away or continue with the race to the winner’s trophy with a chance of losing the money. While not many contestants in the past have ever agreed to take the last-minute offered money, finalist Deepak Thakur made an exception by taking the money and deciding to quit the show. Also Read - Jayashree Ramaiah Said She Was Depressed, Many Didn't Believe Her. 6 Months Later, She's Gone

The contest wounded tighter and tougher, with the brother-sister jodi sweating it out in the run-up to the winner’s trophy. Their bitter-sweet bond throughout these 15 weeks was sealed through a dance performance inside the house by the two before they were called out to join host Salman Khan on the stage before the audience. Just when fans thought that the anticipation for the final winner would break the ceiling, Salman announced Dipika as the season 12 winner, handing her the much-awaited trophy. Also Read - Bigg Boss Contestant Jayashree Ramaiah Found Hanging at Her Residence Months After Talking About Being Depressed

Dipika’s fans and those supporting the opposite party instantly broke out into love-hate messages on the micro-blogging site Twitter. Check fans reactions here: Also Read - Sidharth Shukla Greets Rashami Desai as The 'Kaisi Ladki' Couple Reunites in Bigg Boss 14

Previously, Dipika had won millions of hearts with her on-screen character Simar and add to that she was a favourite on the reality show, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa season 7. She even made an appearance with her husband Shoaib Ibrahim on Nach Baliye 8 where he proposed to her for marriage and got married to him this year.

Dipika had maintained her on-screen image of a simpleton throughout her stay inside the Bigg Boss 12 house and kept off any major fights and lived up to her ideal ‘bahu’ image on the show. The actor was even tagged as the most dignified woman by host Salman Khan and not to forget, the actor tried to be the kitchen queen and looked a little insecure when Megha Dhade tried to take over the kitchen.

For some to like it, some will have to hate it and true to that spirit, the show comes to an end.