Elvish Yadav has become the first wildcard contestant to win Bigg Boss, including the 16 seasons on national television and the first season of the OTT version.
In the Grand Finale, after Pooja, Manisha, and Bebika got eliminated, voting lines were opened for the audiences for fifteen minutes to cast their votes for one last time to choose their winner amng the two popular YouTubers, Elvish and Abhishek. The former obviously received more votes and hence, was announced as the winner by the Sultan actor.
Now, in a video shared by one of Elvish's fan pages, he can be seen saying that when he met JioCinema head (Jyoti Deshpande) after his victory, she told him that he has received 280 million (28 crore) votes in those last fifteen minutes. The clip has gone viral on social media and has divided the netizens.
Elvish is mostly being trolled and his claims written off as false with comments such as, "Itna jhooth bolne ki bi hadd hoti hai (There is a limit to speaking so much lie)", and "7 million ki toh watching this aur isse 280 million vote aa gaye, itna bhi mat fenko (There were 70 lakh people watching the finale at that time and he is saying he got 28 crore votes, don't make such lies)".