Mumbai : Star Plus, MasterChef India returned with its Season 4 on the same channel on 26th January, 2015 and end on 12th April 2015. After 11 weeks, 67 episodes of vegetarian food and high-intense drama, MasterChef India 4 concluded with a star-studded finale.
Nikita Gandhi, has bagged the title of MasterChef India 4. The winner takes home a huge sum on Rs 1 crore along with the coveted golden chef coat. The first runner up, Neha Shah from Mumbai won Rs 10 lakh and a trip for two to London. The second runner up, Bhakti Arora from Hyderabad won Rs 5 lakh.
The winner of the show, Nikita was quoted as saying that, “It is very difficult for me to sink in the feeling that I have won the title of MasterChef India. Firstly I would like to thank Star Plus and the three judges, Sanjeev Kapoor, Vikas Khanna and Ranveer Brar for getting me on the show and for giving me such a huge platform to portray my culinary talent. All the 3 judges have been such great mentors and a huge support. I would like to extend my love filled thank you to all my fans as they are responsible for my win! MasterChef India 4has taught me the importance of soch, soorat and swaad in food.”
Culinary guru, Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, said, “Nikita has shown immense talent and proven to be a great talent. She portrayed great culinary skills. She has been a consistent performer throughout the season and this is the reason why the audience have gone all out to vote for her. We all are very happy with the decision and hope all success comes her way. Congratulations to Neha and Bhakti as well for making it to the Top 3! All of them are winners for me.”
The grand finale was a grand affair as expected, with some foot-tapping performance from the artists. Telly couple, Gurmeet-Debina set the stage ablaze and MasterChef India season 3 winner, Ripu Daman Handa performed along with Shivang. Kangana and Madhavan took part in a pani-puri making competition. Madhavan also showed interest in opening up a vegetarian restaurant with Chef Sanjeev Kapoor. The 3 finalists – Neha Shah, Nikita Gandhi and Bhakti Arora also performed. The judges also performed on a special song that they had composed all by themselves. Chef Sanjeev Kapoor even played the drums and the audience was overwhelmed.
The grandest surprise was when Preity Zinta, Marzi and Chetan Bhagat paid a surprise visit on the sets of the show and shook a leg with Chef Vikas Khanna and cheered the three finalists. Preity Zinta, Chetan Bhagat and Marzi will judge Nach Baliye 7. Besides this, the eliminated contestants also came back on the show for one last time, and were seen cheering the 3 finalists. Raghu Ram hosted the show and kept the audience entertained.