Bigg Boss Tamil, the popular reality TV show that has been all the rage for the last two years, is back again with its most awaited third season. The first season premiered on Vijay TV in June 2017 and the second season premiered last year. The third season's premiere happened on Sunday evening and the contestants were revealed one after the other.
While Bigg Boss Season 1 had 19 participants and the second had around 16, this time around, Bigg Boss Season 2 has 15 participants and 2 special entries who will come in later. Here’s the complete list of participants this year:
Fathima Babu - Veteran news anchor
Madhumitha - Actress - Ok Ok fame
Saravanan - Actor Paruthiveeran fame
Mohan Vaidya - Musician and actor
Sandy - Choreographer
Sakshi Agarwal - Actor
Abhirami Venkatachalam - Ner Konda Paarvai actress
Losiya - Sri Lankan Newsreader
Kavin - Actor - Vijay TV's Saravanan Meenaksi fame
Vanitha Vijayakumar - Actor - Daughter of veteran actor Vijay Kumar
Cheran - Actor and director
Sherin - Actor
Tharshan - Sri Lankan model
Mugen Roa - Malaysian actor and singer
Reshma - Air hostess and anchor
With the successful completion of season 1 and 2, there are huge expectations for the third season. Also, there was speculation that Kamal may not do the show again as he is busy with his political assignments, but finally Kamal came on board. While the first season gained immense popularity, the second season had a drop in the ratings as there were many controversies. The first season was won by Arav and Riythvika emerged victorious in Bigg Boss Tamil Season 2.
The participants will be locked inside for the 100 days and every week, usually, there will be one elimination. The contestants will be eliminated from the house in stages based on their popularity rating. After eliminations, the top four contestants will fight for the trophy and the prize. For the first week, Kamal Haasan announced that there will not be any eliminations. Each episode will be 60 minutes long on weekdays and 90 minutes long on weekends.
The controversy has already started with Sudhan, an advocate from Chennai, who filed a petition asking for a ban on the reality show. When the case came up for the hearing last Wednesday, Justice Manikumar and Subramaniam Prasad had issued notices to nine respondents including the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and posted the next hearing in two weeks.
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