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Gautam Gulati wins ‘Bigg Boss Halla Bol’

After an emotion-filled stay in the Bigg Boss house, Gautam Gulati emerged as the winner of Bigg Boss Halla Bol yesterday (January 31, 2015).

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After an emotion-filled stay in the Bigg Boss 8 house, Gautam Gulati emerged as the winner of Bigg Boss Halla Bol on Saturday (January 31). Karishma Tanna and Pritam Singh were the other two contestants to make it top three. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

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An overwhelmed Gautam was welcomed with open arms by his friends and family members as host Farah Khan handed him the coveted Bigg Boss trophy along with the prize money of Rs.50 lakh. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

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Gautam Gulati Reunites with family and friends after a tumultuously emotional journey in the 'Bigg Boss' house. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

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Be it his fellow contestants, wildcard contestants or even the erstwhile challengers, none were good enough to weaken Gautam’s foothold either in the Bigg Boss house or in the minds of viewers. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

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Karishma Tanna came in as the first runner-up for the show followed by Pritam Singh as the second runner-up. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

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Entering the show as an underdog, Gautam had been on the receiving end of the wrath of many of his fellow contestants. Be it his dance moves, his six-pack abs or his incredible ability to annoy people with the smallest antics, Gautam has showcased multiple nuances of his personality which have engaged and entertained viewers consistently. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

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Enduring the pain and tears, Gautam marched on without fear and rising from the ashes just like the phoenix, and leaving a lasting impression on the minds of every single viewer of the show which made him the undisputed winner! (Source: Varinder Chawla)

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Pleasantly surprised at being declared as the winner of the eighth edition of Bigg Boss, an elated Gautam said, “I cannot believe that I have won! It has been an exceptional journey with plenty of ups and downs but it is an experience that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I am greatly indebted to my family, friends and fans who have supported me throughout my journey on Bigg Boss, and cannot thank them enough. Emerging victorious is like a dream come true and I am now ready for the next phase of my career.” (Source: Varinder Chawla)

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The finalists received personalized makeovers from celebrity stylist Hakim Alim which saw Gautam, Pritam, Dimpy and Karishma getting some personalized haircuts and Ali getting a funky tattoo on his head that matched his true personality while inside the house. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

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As the evening dwindled to a close, host Farah Khan brought the finalists, Karishma Tanna and Gautam Gulati together one last time before declaring Gautam as the winner! (Source: Varinder Chawla)

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As Gautam was announced as the winner of the Bigg Boss Halla Bol, ex-contestants from the show Ali Quli Mirza, Upen Patel, Puneet Issar, Diandra Soares, Sonali Raut, Praneet Bhatt and the challengers Ajaz Khan, Rahul Mahajan, Sambhavna Seth, Mahek Chahal and Sana Khan joined in to partake in the festivities. (Source: Varinder Chawla)