She got the rare opportunity of directing Haasan throughout the course of the show in the weekends.

Working with Kamal sir was exhilarating says Madhumita on Bigg BossDigital Native
Flix Entertainment Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 19:04

Filmmaker Madhumita, best known for directing films such as Vallamai Tharayo, Kola Kolaya Mundrika and Moone Moondu Varthai, is on cloud nine after having worked with actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan as part of a reality show Bigg Boss Tamil. She got the rare opportunity of directing Haasan not once, twice or thrice but throughout the course of the show in the weekends.

On the experience of working with the Ulaga Nayagan and being part of the show, she told Deccan Chronicle: “Interacting with Kamal sir was exhilarating. If you look at the Hindi or Telugu Bigg Boss, each zone was different from one another. Salman Khan will appear only on one day and he would dance, call a guest and talk to him etc. But, here it was for two days — Saturday and Sunday — which was more challenging to formulate and edit. We would have many discussions as to what the highlight of the week should be, which ideas could be incorporated, planning the questions and much more. We never had a bound script.”

What about the political comments Kamal made during his long stint there, we ask? “Those were extempore and despite all our discussions, Kamal sir adds his own inputs and gives a distinctive touch to every episode.”

She also said she is busy commencing working on her next Tamil project, which has been titled KD. Talking about the film, Madhumita said: “The film deals with the controversial subject of Thalaikootthal, a ritual that is still followed in the interior villages of Tamil Nadu. Thalaikoothal is a traditional practice of senicide by their own family members. The elderly person is given an oil-bath early in the morning and subsequently made to drink glasses of tender coconut water which results in renal failure, high fever, fits, and death within a day or two.” She added that her protagonist is an 80-year-old man. 

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