Bigg Boss 8's Gautam Gulait is easily one of the most popular contestants so far on the season, maybe even the previous seasons as well and maybe more popular than Bigg Boss 7 winner Gauhar Khan included.
While Gauhar's popularity came from the combination of her beauty and brains and her love story with Kushal Tandon which went on through out the season, the Diya Aur Baati Hum actor - Gautam's popularity on the other hand, is mostly because of him being himself and his weird antics, which were considered a nuisance inside the house, was considered a rage among the viewers since he gained spectacular popularity by just being the crazy yet honest one among the pretentious lot.
While Gauhar's romance with Kushal was no less prevailing among the viewers, Gautam's honest persona was what won millions of hearts across the globe. Though his stint with Diandra Soares put him in a bit of a scandal (what with his adventures behind bathroom doors) it was later forgotten as a distraction the handsome lad had.
Also, when Gauhar's popularity was speculated to be a well planned and executed PR strategy, Gautam's fan following is considered to be just the rage among the viewers which was brought upon with the sense of connectivity they felt with his down to earth behaviour.
Though it was said that Tanisha Mukherjee would give Gauhar a tough competition last season, it was obvious with the following the latter had that she will win the season in the end. The same way, though Karishma Tanna might give a tough fight to Gautam Gulati, the immense following the handsome hunk has that he will most probably win Bigg Boss 8.
Gautam To Win Bigg Boss 8
Like Gauhar Khan was considered the winner of the show even before the finale announced the results, this time too Gautam is considered the winner even before the finale episode.
Gauhar Vs Tanisha
The same way how Tanisha Mukherjee was considered the competition, this season too there is Karishma Tanna who is considered the tough competition to Gautam.
Gautam The King
Gautam Gulati, who was considered the weirdo in the house went on to steal the hearts of millions across the globe.
Gauhar And Kushal
Gauhar Khan and Kushal Tandon stole the show with their romance on the show in season 7. Though there were many speculating it was fake, many believed it was true love.
Gautam The Loner
Though Gautam had good rapport with Puneet Issar for the brief period of time when the latter was on the show, Gautam remained a loner mostly on the show.
Gautam And Diandra
Though Gautam's popularity touched sky high when his stint with Diandra Soares went viral, the Diya Aur Baati Hum actor continued to stay popular after their affair came to an end.
Gautam Gulati's love for his mother was apparent when he saw her on the show during a task. And his following tripled when he was sensitive towards her feelings.
Gautam's Bad Start
Gautam Gulati had a pretty bad start on the show when he ended up abusing Karishma Tanna in a fit of rage. But the episode turned for his good as it bought immense support outside.
Gautam's discipline in maintaining his body and the result of it was loved by the viewers and even most of the celebrities on the show expressed the same view.
Gautam And Sonali
Gautam also had a brief stint with Sonali Raut on the show. Though the duo did not last for more than a couple of days, their affair was said to be his desperate attempt at gaining popularity.
Gautam - Winner Of Bigg Boss 8
Though there are two more days remaining for the final verdict of the season which declares who among the finalists will win the season, it is mostly declared that Gautam will win the season.