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Bigg Boss Tamil Season 5 Premiere Live Updates: Chinna Ponnu, Priyanka, Imman Annachi and others enter Kamal Haasan’s show

Bigg Boss Tamil Season 5 Grand Premiere Live, Bigg Boss Tamil Contestant List Live Updates: Kamal Haasan has been the face of Bigg Boss Tamil since its inception in 2017. And like fine wine, his anchoring skills are only getting better with each season.

By: Entertainment Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: October 3, 2021 11:02:06 pm
Bigg Boss Tamil 5 Bigg Boss Tamil Season 5 Premiere Live News: Bigg Boss Tamil 5 will air on Vijay TV.

The new season of Bigg Boss Tamil returns to our living rooms just nine months after the last season. Usually, the new season begins in June and ends in September. The outbreak of the pandemic, however, has upset the regular calendar of the show. The fourth season had only concluded in January. And for the first time in the history of Bigg Boss Tamil, the contestants got to celebrate various festivals including Pongal while staying inside the house due to the disruption caused by Covid-19 pandemic.

The fifth season will be no different as the contestants again will get to celebrate major festivals inside the house.

Season 5 of Bigg Boss Tamil was launched at a grand event on Sunday. The premiere aired on Vijay Television. It also streamed simultaneously on Disney Plus Hotstar.

Kamal Haasan returned as the show’s host for the fifth time in a row. He probably may not have returned to the show, if he had won the election that he contested earlier this year. He even got notorious for using the platform to promote his political party Makkal Needhi Maiam. The Vishwaroopam star is still in the election mood as he’s incidentally campaigning for his party in the upcoming local body elections in Tamil Nadu, which are due in the first week of October.

Kamal has been the face of Bigg Boss Tamil since its inception in 2017. And like fine wine, his anchoring skills are only getting better with each season.

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23:02 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Bigg Boss Tamil 5 premiere ends

Following tradition, Bigg Boss gives a warm welcome with a message, "Be happy, make others happy." The contestants begin to unpack and get comfortable in the house, where most of them will spend the next 100 days of their lives.

22:50 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Kamal Haasan gives pep talk

In his closing speech, Kamal Haasan gives a pep talk to energize the contestants. He asks contestants to behave themselves on the show as everyone is watching.

22:36 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Meet Bigg Boss Tamil 5 contestant no 18: Niroop

Niroop is an entrepreneur who owns businesses in Bangalore and Chennai. But, he wants to make it big in the movie business. He hopes this show will help him further his ambition.

22:28 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Meet Bigg Boss Tamil 5 contestant no 17: Ciby

Ciby was last seen in Lokesh Kanagaraj's Master. He had played the role of one of Vijay’s pet students in the movie. Hailing from Tirunelveli, he worked in a corporate for a few years in the UK. But he says he quit the well-paying job to come to Chennai and pursue acting. He hopes Bigg Boss Tamil will widen his scope for success in movies.

22:13 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Meet Bigg Boss Tamil 5 contestant no 16: Thamarai Selvi

Another folk artist in the house. Thamarai Selvi, a street theatre artist, does one of her usual routine, which is a mythological musical play. And Kamal Haasan gives a solid introduction to Selvi. He notes that it was a folk song that inspired him to make his yet-to-be completed magnum opus Marudhanayagam.

21:57 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Meet Bigg Boss Tamil 5 contestant no 15: Iykki Berry

A native of Thanjavur, Iykki Berry is a cosmetologist and an independent musician. She is also from a farmer's family.

21:47 (IST)03 Oct 2021
A ramp walk

Akshara and Suruthi put on a ramp walk show at the request of Kamal Haasan. Kamal uses this opportunity to give the audience an idea about professional models and what their job entails.

21:39 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Meet Bigg Boss Tamil 5 contestant no 14: Akshara

Akshara is a model. She has acted in a Kannada movie. She is a fitness freak, and presently she is interested in boxing and aerial yoga.

21:35 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Meet Bigg Boss Tamil 5 contestant no 13: Suruthi

An engineer and a model, Suruthi is making her debut on the small screen with Bigg Boss Tamil. She is also a national level basketball player.

21:28 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Meet Bigg Boss Tamil 5 contestant no 12: Imman Annachi

Imman Annachi is a comic and an anchor of a popular children's television show. He has also acted in popular television serials and movies, including Vijay's Puli and Jilla.

21:25 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Meet Bigg Boss Tamil 5 contestant no 11: Varun

Grandson of actor Isari Velan, Varun is a film actor. He has played the lead in upcoming action film Joshua Imai Pol Kaakha, which is helmed by Gautham Menon.

21:01 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Meet Bigg Boss Tamil 5 contestant no 10: Nadia Chang

A model from Malaysia, Nadia Chang has also found fame as a social media star. She is married with three children.

20:55 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Meet Bigg Boss Tamil 5 contestant no 9: Chinna Ponnu

Chinna Ponnu is a folk singer best known for singing "Naaka Mukka". On the advice of Kamal Haasan, she is participating in the show. She says the show gives her a great platform to remind people about the art form that has been hard hit by the pandemic. She also sings a song for Kamal Haasan.

20:39 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Meet Bigg Boss Tamil 5 contestant no 8: Pavni

Pavni is from Karnataka's Belgaum. A model and television actor, she lost her husband to suicide. She is now trying to overcome her tragedy and create a new life for herself. She thanks her in-laws, her husband's family for all the support to come to terms with her loss and move on with her life.

20:37 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Meet Bigg Boss Tamil 5 contestant no 7: Abhinay

Abhinay is the grandson of legendary actors Gemini Ganeshan and Savitri. Kamal Haasan recalls how Savitri had said she would adopt him as she was finding it difficult to get pregnant. And Kamal was overjoyed and even informed his mother about Savitri's idea. However, he says he was upset when Savitri got pregnant. But, she had promised him he will always be her first son, and the baby will be his sibling. "I am his (Abhinay) uncle. His mother is my sister," declares Kamal.

20:11 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Kavin is here

Former Bigg Boss Tamil contestant Kavin performs to "Inna Mylu" song from his latest film Lift.

20:06 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Meet Bigg Boss Tamil 5 contestant no 6: Priyanka

Priyanka is a celebrated television jockey. She considers Bigg Boss as her paid vacation during the pandemic.

19:37 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Meet Bigg Boss Tamil 5 contestant no 5: Namitha

Namitha is the first transgender contestant in the history of Bigg Boss Tamil. She talks about her struggles of undergoing sex change operation. She managed to convince her parents and got them on her side. And she also represented India in Miss World competition for transgenders.

19:21 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Meet Bigg Boss Tamil 5 contestant no 4: Abishek

Abishek is a popular YouTube movie reviewer. He says the platform is perfect to amplify his thoughts to a wider audience. Also, he is entering the show on his birthday.

19:06 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Meet Bigg Boss Tamil 5 contestant no 3: Mathumitha

Mathumitha's parents moved to Germany from Sri Lanka. And Germany became her home as she was born and raised there. She studied fashion designing, later became an IT consultant and now she is a fashion model herself. She gifts Kamal Haasan a tie she designed. And Kamal promises to wear it if it matches with his costume during the course of the show.

All Bigg Boss Tamil Season 5 contestants had been placed under a mandatory quarantine period to check for Covid-19 symptoms. Those who have cleared the health requirements will tonight enter the house, where they will be locked in for the next 100-odd days.

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