Gautam Gulati the winner of Bigg Boss 8, is the latest treading topic all entire nation. Indian Express Online spoke to the one man army about his big ticket to stardom and more.
Gautam says “It feels great. Great, in fact, would be an understatement. I am really thankful to all the people for all the love and support. It’s because of them that I won this season, and I am grateful to them. I did have a hint. People used to keep telling me that I was really popular outside the house. Salman Sir told us. And the other challengers also told us. I did have a hint for sure.”
“I think people loved me for whatever I am. ‘Jo mere dil mein hota hai, wahi zubaan par hota hai’. And I was like that only in the house. I never followed the herd mentality. And I had quite a journey in the house. The scuffle with Karishma, then P3G was formed. P3G, however, broke after some time, but I held my ground all the time.” he added.
On the question of relationship with Diandra Soares he replayed “There’s no relationship as such. We were very good friends, still are. I know there was an ‘Emraan Hashmi moment’ between us. There was a kiss, but there was nothing more than that. ‘Humaare beech koi boyfriend girlfriend waali baat nahin hui thhi’ (we hadn’t talked about any relationship thing). ‘Kahin na kahin’ I regret going into the bathroom with her. There was nothing between us and will never be so. I have always drawn a line in every relationship and I would never overstep that. We are just friends and there can be nothing beyond that. I am sure she also knows that. I am younger to her anyways. In fact, I am a family man and my mother is planning to get me married in a year’s time or so. ”
About his co contestant and runner-up Karishma Tanna he said “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.”