Winner of Bigg Boss Telugu season 1 — Shiva Balaji kept audience guessing on what he would do with Rs 50 lakh he earned from the Bigg Boss show. It may be recalled that, a few days ago before the grand finale, Shiva Balaji was asked what he would do with the money if he wins the prize money. Replying to that question, he said that he would announce it on the stage. Will surely utilise it for a good purpose, I would announce this only on the stage," he said. However, he could not get the chance to share his idea of utilising the money for a better purpose.
The day after the grand finale, Shiva Balaji flew to the temple town of Shirdi along with his family members. Other members of Bigg Boss returned to Hyderabad city from Lonavla. When they arrived at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, they shared their feelings and their experience to media persons.
Adarsh, who had surprised audience by emerging as the runner-up in the show, said that he was disappointed to loose the title to Shiva Balaji. "However, I recovered from it in the very next moment," he said. When asked about his mantra to get second position, Hariteja intervened and commented: "Less speaks more, that was how he got second position." And Adarsh too agreed to the fact.
Sampoornesh Babu who skipped the show midway in the second week of the Bigg Boss, said he deeply regretted coming out of the show.
Archana, who was also favourite among the contestants to win, admitted that other contenders too had equal chance of winning. "Even though I was nominated five times during the elimination, I am thankful to the audience for saving me," she said.
Other contestants Sameer, Jyothi, Kathi Kartheeka, Madhupriya, Dhanraj also spoke to the media.