Gautam Gulati
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Easily one of the most popular contestants of "Bigg Boss 8", Gautam Gulati's stint in the mad house has already proved to be a successful one.

After bagging a role in Neeraj Pandey's "M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story" alongside Sushant Singh Rajput, rumours are rife that the suave contestant has been offered 11 films and 2 documentaries. The TV star will reportedly essay pace bowler Zaheer Khan in the biopic.

Bigg Boss Live News, known for breaking "BB8" news on Twitter, posted informing the same. However, there has been no official announcement yet.

This piece of news isn't surprising considering the housemate's ever expanding fan base. The "Diya Aur Baati Hum" actor trended (#GautamGulatiFever) on the micro-blogging site for over 2 days. Evicted contestant Diandra Soares seemed pretty kicked about it. "WoW #GautamGulatiFever Soaring high! Well done all u amazing, crazy, adorable, loving fans......," she posted.

Even the bigwigs of the Hindi film industry have often heaped praises on the inmate. While Salman Khan was often heard praising him for his ability to entertain the viewers, "Bigg Boss Halla Bol" host Farah Khan reportedly said he was her favourite from the controversial reality show. Celebrity guest Varun Dhawan, during his visit to the mad house, asked him to be on guard once he's out as girls have been going crazy about him.

There were also reports of him starring in Farah Khan's next. Since no confirmation has been made on the development by the latter, the news might very well be a speculation. "#BB8 #News Rumour : Farah Khan's next will be starring Gautam Gulati and 2 other bigg boss 8 hms (Will confirm once the news is confrmed)," posted Bigg Boss Live News.

In other news,Gautam, has so far, starred in critically acclaimed short film "Darpok" by Rakesh Mehta, which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival 2014. He is also immensely popular for his portrayal of Vikram Rathi in hit TV series "Diya Aur Baati Hum".