"Karishma is a nice person and a good friend. But yeah, her behaviour, after I won, was quite weird. I expected she would come and congratulate me nicely. Her family came and congratulated me, she too. But something was weird. May be she was sad that she didn't win. We had our bond in the house. We fought a lot but I respect her and she is a friend. She was a strong contender too," Gautam told Indian Express in a recent interview.
Gautam and Karishma have been two of the strongest contestants on the show. Both started off with a bang when Gautam abused Karishma during an early task. But it was the fight that got the two famous. While the two never liked each other there was always a love-hate relationship between the two strong minded contestants.
Bigg Boss 8 - Halla Bol Grand Finale had the top three contestants - Gautam, Karishma and RJ Preetam -- on stage with Farah Khan, the host of the show to announce who among them has won the season. After Preetam opted out by accepting the cash price, the final call was between Gatuam and Karishma and Farah declared it was Gautam who has won Bigg Boss 8 with the highest number of votes.
Post this, Gautam felt Karishma could have congratulated him "nicely", but instead she was weird to him after his big win.