Bigg Boss Tamil 3: A Tamil ‘Diaspora’ Season

Bigg Boss Tamil Season 3 begins. Kamal Haasan returns. Stay tuned for live updates.

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Contestants of Bigg Boss 3 are Tamils from Across the World.

Bigg Boss Tamil 3 Kicks Off With a Difference

Bigg Boss Tamil 3 kicks off on Star Vijay, and Kamal Haasan returns to host the reality show that has changed the fortunes of Vijay TV in Tamil Nadu. With rising viewership over season one and two, Bigg Boss Tamil season 3 is expected to grow bigger.

This season’s contestants have more familiar faces than the previous season. It also has two Sri Lankan contestants and one Malaysian Tamil contestant. This makes it the first Bigg Boss show that’s both regional and international at the same time.

What shenanigans the contestants throw in the coming weeks, is yet to be seen. Stay tuned for regular updates.

11:49 PM , 23 Jun

Anchor Reshma Pasupuleti Enters Next

Reshma Pasupulesti
Reshma Pasupulesti
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Reshma, who was an air hostess moved onto to anchoring television shows. In 2012 she interviewed Kamal Haasan for his film Vishwaroopam. She’s one of the last contestants to enter this season.

11:34 PM , 23 Jun

Malaysian Singer Mugen Joins the Bigg Boss Tamil Family

Mugen Rao
Mugen Rao
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Mugen Rao is a Malaysian actor and singer. This is his first visit to India and to Tamil Nadu. In addition to the two Sri Lankan Tamils, Mugen is the third member of the diaspora from outside Tamil Nadu.

He opened with a song he composed. Kamal Haasan mentioned in passing that this season’s Bigg Boss looks to Tamils from across the world.

11:15 PM , 23 Jun

Dance Master Sandy Joins the Fray

Sandy Master, dance choreographer.
Sandy Master, dance choreographer.
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Sandy was one of the choreographers for the Rajinikanth starrer Kaala. He shot to fame as a contestant in Maanada Mayilada (dance reality show), and is currently the judge for Nadana Rajaz (another dance show).

Known for weaving former Bigg Boss contestants into his comic dance skits, Sandy’s entry is seen as poetic justice.

11:05 PM , 23 Jun

Tharshan Thyagaraja, Sri Lankan Model Joins the Family

Tharshan Thyagaraja.
Tharshan Thyagaraja.
(Photo: BehindTalkies)

Tharshan Thyagaraja is the second Sri Lankan to enter the Bigg Boss House. In a sense, it feels that the show is making some sort of statement by including Tamils from across the border.

Tharshan is a model and an aspiring actor. He was one of the models for ‘Nandu’ brand lungies and is awaiting the release of two films this year.

Published: 23 Jun 2019, 8:25 PM IST
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