So here's what happened when the winner was announced...
TV actor Gautam Gulati emerged as the winner of reality TV show Bigg Boss's eighth season at the show's finale episode.
Here's a look at the 27-year-old celebrating with family and former housemates:
Gautam, who competed for the coveted trophy with Karishma Tanna and RJ Preetam, shows off his prize.
Karishma looks disappointed as host Farah Khan announces the winner at the finale.
Gautam, who was high up the popularity charts throughout the show, reacts to his win.
The winner was handed over the trophy by his mum, seen here with him.
Karishma, the first runner-up, looked visibly thinner and dressed up in a super sexy sequinned black number for the big night.
Former inmates Sambhavna Seth and Puneet Issar pose for pictures ahead of the show.
Model Diandra Soares, who had a much talked about stint on the show, is intrigued as she watches the proceedings.
Left to right: Gautam Gulati is flanked by Sonali Raut, Puneet Issar, Upen Patel, Sana Khan, Dimpy Mahajan and his brother.
Ali Quili joins in the celebrations.
Dimpy and Ali Quili pose for pictures.
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar