Sunday was the last day of the first season of Smart Jodi. Ankita Lokhande and Vicky Jain were named the winners. The couple got the “golden gathbandhan” and Rs 25 lakh in cash. They got married in December of last year. The first runner-ups were announced to be comedian Ballraj and his wife, singer Deepti. Maniesh Paul was the host of the Star Plus show, which ran for 8 weeks. Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia Dsouza were special guests at the finale, and singer Udit Narayan also put on a great show.
Arjun Bijlani and Neha Swami and Bhagyashree and Himalaya Dassani also competed in the grand finale, but they were sent home early. For the last task, the couples had to put together a jigsaw puzzle while standing on a moving platform. Ankita and Vicky did the task first. It took them nine minutes to finish. Ballraj and Deepti had some trouble, but they got the job done in 12 minutes in the end.
Ankita and Vicky were so happy after they won the show that they couldn’t help but jump for joy. The Pavitra Rishta actor said, “I had been having sleepless nights for the past few days because I was looking at the ‘gathbandhan’ frame. I’m not as driven as Vicky is when it comes to getting things done. But today, I’m putting everything I have into making sure we win. I really, really, really wanted this, and I’m so happy.”
Smart Jodi was a unique show where famous couples competed against each other in a number of tasks each week. Neil Bhatt and Aishwarya, Ankit Tiwari and Pallavi, Kris Srikanth and Vidya, Gaurav Taneja and Ritu, Rahul Mahajan and Natalya, and Monalisa and Vikrant were also in the competition.