Puneet Issar and Gautam Gulati
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Actor Gautam Gulati is one of the most popular contestants of "Bigg Boss 8" house. From viewers to celebrities, Gautam has managed to win hearts of all.

Several fans and ex-contestants want him to win the show, including Sonali Raut and Puneet Issar.

Sonali and Puneet, who got evicted last weekend, in an interview, said that they want Gautam to win the show. Post his eviction, Puneet was asked about the winner and he said that "Simba (Gautam) will win the show".

Same question was asked to evicted contestant Sonali who replied saying that Gautam is the most deserving contestant.

"He is a good and a sweet guy. I like him and I think he should win the show," Sonali said.

Previously too, several ex-contestants said they want Gautam to win. Natasha Stankovic after her eviction said that Gautam would emerge as the winner since he has become the hero of the show.

"Gautam will definitely go to the finale. He has become a hero outside but in the house, he spreads negative energy. He is not himself. He is being someone else just for the sake of the game," Natasha told DNA.

Even Praneet Bhatt and Diandra Soares said they want the "Diya Aur Baati Hum" actor to be the winner of season 8.

"I know none of the people who were evicted before would have named Puneet or Gautam as the winner. But I do want either them or Pritam to win the show. They have been the closest to me," Praneet said.

Watch Sonali and Puneet's interview below: