Veteran newsreader Fathima Babu became the first contestant of Tamil reality show Bigg Boss season 3 to be evicted on Sunday. Fathima Babu was a newsreader of DD Podhigai, the Tamil version of Doordarshan news, and later for Jaya TV. She's also a theatre artist and actor who has performed in serials and a few films.
The show was launched with 15 contestants from various fields. Fathima Babu, Losliya Mariyanesan, Sakshi Agarwal, Jangiri Madhumitha, Kavin, Abhirami Venkatachalam, Saravanan, Vanitha Vijayakumar, Cheran, Sherin Shringar, Mohan Vaidya, Tharshan Thiyagarajah, Sandy, Mugen Rao, Meera Mitun and Reshma Pasupuleti were the contestants who entered the show on opening day. With Fathima getting evicted, the house strength has become 14 now. Kamal Haasan said during the launch that there will be one more surprise entry in the show in the coming weeks.
With no eviction during the first week, the second week had Meera Mitun, Sakshi Agarwal, Fathima Babu, Saravanan, Kavin, Madhumitha aka Jangiri Madhumitha and Cheran being nominated for eviction. During the weekend special show on Saturday, Kamal Hassan first revealed that Madhumitha has been saved by the audience. The eviction was announced only on Sunday.
With other contestants getting a lot of support from their fan armies, Fathima has found little support online and this might be the main reason for her getting evicted from the Bigg Boss house. Meanwhile, Madhumitha fans aka Madhumitha army started canvassing for Fathima on Twitter after their favourite was saved on Saturday.
Kamal Haasan and other contestants appreciated Mohan Vaidya's captaincy during the second week. Fathima was given a special opportunity by Kamal to select the leader contestant of the house for the third week, following which she selected Abhirami Venkatachalam, Sandy, and Tharshan Thiyagarajah. One of them will get elected after a task which will be conducted on Monday.
With the show getting into the third-week, there have been a lot of fights and other issues inside the house throughout the second week, While the audiences feel contestants Saravanan and Fathima have remained mute spectators over the issues, they believe Cheran seems to be playing a safe game.
In the second week, Vanitha was visited by the Telangana police due to a custody battle over her daughter. The police questioned her via video conferencing. The second week also saw choreographer Sandy's birthday being celebrated in the house. He was surprised by Bigg Boss with an audio-visual of his daughter.
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