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Ripudaman Handa wins Masterchef Kitchen Ke Superstar 3 title and Rs 1 crore!

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Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 2:13 [IST]

Mumbai: The most exciting episode of the Masterchef Kitchen Ke Superstar took place tonight. The grand finale episode witnessed the three finalists Navneet Rastogi, Doyel Sarangi, Ripudaman Handa wait with bated breath as one of them was crowned the real hero of another prestigious season of the biggest culinary show in India. Their fate was left in the hands of the judges and the viewers, who would vote for them. That one contestant and home chef who faced all the daunting tasks with hard work, determination, and won the judges hearts and got immense support from the public was none other than Ripudaman Handa - the winner of Masterchef Kitchen Ke Superstars!

Ripudaman felt an adrenaline rush, was consumed with intense joy and was truly fulfilled with the opportunities that lie ahead for him.

Actor Ranveer Singh, who will be seen next in the film Lootera, with Sonakshi Sinha, were part of this special episode and he presented the winner with the cash prize of Rs 1 crore.

Winner Ripudaman

When asked what he would like to do with this winning money, Ripudaman said, "I have handed over the cheque to my parents as I trust them completely with my life and money that I have won. I am thrilled to be the winner and I am looking forward to a career in cooking."

Second and Third Winners

Navneet Rastogi was the second runner up and Doyel Sarangi came third. Navneet was presented with a 1 year internship from Courtyard By Marriott. The families of all three contestants had flown down to Mumbai to the sets of Masterchef Kitchen Ke Superstars to witness the special moment in the lives of their loved ones.

Masterchef Kitchen Ke Superstar 3

They have watched them endure all the many challenges thrown at them by the judges, from bamboo cooking, to making the excruciatingly tough chocolate ball, and now are excited to be part of their new journey from this day on. "It is not the end. This show has honed my culinary skills to a new level and I am very sure that I want to continue pursuing a career in food now. This is the beginning of my new life," says Navneet Rastogi who came second.

Chef Vikas Khanna

For judges Sanjeev Kapoor, Vikas Khanna and Kunal Kapoor it was challenging to pick just one winner among three talented home chefs. "Each of them was a winner in our eyes; each had come a long way from the time they set foot in the kitchen. It was very tough for us to pick the winner. But Ripudaman showed great potential, impeccable talent and has a very bright future ahead of him," says Chef Vikas Khanna.

Story first published:  Monday, June 17, 2013, 17:42 [IST]
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