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Bigg Boss Tamil 4 launch: Highlights

Bigg Boss Tamil Season 4 Launch, Contestants List Live Updates: Rio Raj, Sanam, Rekha, Bala, Anitha Sampath, Aari Arjuna, Velmurugan, Jithan Ramesh, Ramya Pandiyan, 'Aranthangi' Nisha, Gabriella, Somashekar, Aajeedh Khalique, Suresh Chakravarthy, Samyuktha and Shivani Narayanan have entered Bigg Boss Tamil 4 house.

Written by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Updated: October 5, 2020 8:19:50 am
kamal haasan in bigg boss tamil season 4Kamal Haasan returns as the host of Bigg Boss Tamil season 4. (Photo: Vijay Television/Instagram)

Kamal Haasan hosted-Bigg Boss Tamil is back with its fourth season. Bigg Boss Tamil 4 will see Rio Raj, Sanam, Rekha, Bala, Anitha Sampath, Aari Arjuna, Velmurugan, Jithan Ramesh, Ramya Pandiyan, ‘Aranthangi’ Nisha, Gabriella, Somashekar, Aajeedh Khalique, Suresh Chakravarthy, Samyuktha and Shivani Narayanan trapped inside a house for no less than 100 days.

Kamal, who has been with the show since its inception, had recently stated that he is excited to go back to the sets and shoot the show. In one of the teasers for Bigg Boss Tamil Season 4, the actor said, “The disease is dangerous. Of course, we have to be safe. But we can’t continue to remain in the house. We will follow the safety guidelines of WHO. Let’s get back to work.” It is worth noting that the reality show would have aired in July itself had it not been for the coronavirus pandemic.

According to various reports, adequate safety measures and precautions have been taken given the pandemic. All the contestants, as well as host Kamal Haasan, have taken the COVID-19 test before entering the set. The contestants were reportedly quarantined in the same hotel for two weeks before participating in the show.

Apart from Vijay TV, you can also watch Bigg Boss Tamil 4 on Disney Plus Hotstar.

Live Blog

Follow all the latest updates about Bigg Boss Tamil 4.

23:23 (IST)04 Oct 2020
Bigg Boss' warning

Bigg Boss gathers everyone in the living area and gives a warm welcome. Bigg Boss sets the ground rules for everyone on the show. It goes something like: "Mind it, it is not your house. It's my house and my rules. So don't think your stay will be as comfortable as your time in your homes during lockdown." The contestants will not have access to all things in the house. "There will be always a partial lockdown in the house," says the Bigg Boss. And he stokes the fire by reminding that, "Only one of you will win this season. So just play for yourself."

23:16 (IST)04 Oct 2020
Kamal Haasan signs off

And that's the end of the grand launch of Bigg Boss Tamil Season 4. And Kamal Haasan's bid goodbye until next time. There won't be an evection at the end of the first week. Of course, the contestants will not know that. So we can expect to see the regular nomination process during Monday's episode, which will sow the seeds of discord among the housemates. The showrunners have put together an interesting bUNCH of contestants and surprisingly all are likeable at face value. And that should make picking our favourites a little hard.

23:11 (IST)04 Oct 2020
The sixteenth contestant is Aajeedh Khalique

Aajeedh Khalique is the 16th contestant of Bigg Boss Tamil season 4. He is the winner of Super Singer Junior season 3. He makes an entry on the show by doing what he does best, singing. "Entertain everybody with your singing," Kamal Haasan's tip to Aajeedh. Also, Aajeedh believes that the show will make him a responsible person. In other words, he believes the show can turn a boy into a responsible man. Hope Aajeedh achieves his personal growth milestone before the end of his run on the show.

22:53 (IST)04 Oct 2020
The fifteenth contestant is Suresh Chakravarthy

The Bigg Boss house gets its own in-house chef, Suresh Chakravarthy. During the lockdown, he started a cooking channel on YouTube. And now, he enters the show. He is a well-known actor and a popular producer. His production house NIC Arts has bankrolled many films of actor Ajith

22:46 (IST)04 Oct 2020
The fourteenth contestant is Samyuktha

Samyuktha is the 14th contestant of the Bigg Boss Tamil Season 4. She is the mother of a 4-year-old, and she is also a social media influencer who promotes fitness for mothers. Also, she is an entrepreneur and runs a few business ventures. After she enters the house, she is met with a challenge, which is usually faced by those who enter the house last: all the best beds are taken already.

22:27 (IST)04 Oct 2020
The thirteenth contestant is Ramya Pandiyan

As expected actor Ramya Pandiyan enters Bigg Boss Tamil Season 4. She played the female lead in director Raju Murugan’s critically acclaimed movie Joker. But, she became an internet sensation last year, when her pictures from a photoshoot went viral.

22:13 (IST)04 Oct 2020
The twelfth contestant is 'Aranthangi' Nisha

This is probably the biggest ever opening Kamal Haasan has given to anyone. He explains about the growing culture of stand-up before introducing the 12th contestant, 'Aranthangi' Nisha. She gained fame after participating in season 5 of Kalakka Povadhu Yaaru. She also became a regular feature in Kalakka Povadhu Yaaru Champions. Also, Kamal appreciates Nisha for her rescue efforts during the Cyclone Gaja.

21:56 (IST)04 Oct 2020
The eleventh contestant is Gabriella

Gabriella is the eleventh contestant of Bigg Boss Tamil Season 4. "Dancing is like my both eyes," she says explaining the importance of dancing in her life. Gabriella played Shruti Haasan's kid sister in 3 (2012). "I will tell your sister (Shruti Haasan) about you," Kamal Haasan jokes.

21:38 (IST)04 Oct 2020
The tenth contestant is Somashekar

Somashekar is the tenth contestant of Bigg Boss Tamil Season 4. He is a practising mixed martial artist who is trying to make it big in show business. He says the last 10 years has been insignificant and he believes that Bigg Boss Tamil will mark a new beginning in his life. He hopes that the show will help him catch up with all developments that didn't happen in the last 10 years. And yes, he says he's single and ready to mingle. Kamal Haasan seems to also have developed a soft-corner for Som. He seems to be winning hearts already.

21:29 (IST)04 Oct 2020
The ninth contestant is Aari Arjuna

Aari Arjuna is the ninth contestant of Bigg Boss Tamil Season 4. He is known for his films like Aadum Koothu, Rettaisuzhi, Nedunchaalai and Maalai Pozhudhin Mayakathilaey. He is big-time into organic farming, and it seems the use of pesticide in farming is a very touchy subject for him. Beware, fellow contestants.

21:15 (IST)04 Oct 2020
Kamal Haasan on Vijay Music

Kamal Haasan says that Vijay Music will be a great platform for independent musicians along with film music. "I always hoped for such a platform. In fact, I even prepared my daughter Shruti for such an opportunity by sending her abroad to study music. But back in the day, there was no such platform," he noted.

21:10 (IST)04 Oct 2020
Vijay Music launched

Well, that music band was a prelude to the launch of a new music channel called Vijay Music. Kamal Haasan launches it on the Bigg Boss Tamil season 4 stage.

21:06 (IST)04 Oct 2020
A live performance

A live performance by a team of musicians. There are seven of them. Is one among them a contestant? Or it just part of light entertainment for the evening? Watch this space.

20:51 (IST)04 Oct 2020
Velmurugan to promote folk art

Velmurugan says that he misses performing at stage shows due to the COVID pandemic. He promises that every day he will sing and educate people about folk art forms. As a parting gift, Velmurugan sings a folk song in honour of Kamal Haasan.

20:42 (IST)04 Oct 2020
The eighth contestant is Velmurugan

Popular playback singer Velmurugan is the eighth contestant of Bigg Boss Tamil Season 4. He makes an entry by singing his popular hit songs including 'Otha Sollaala' from Aadukalam and 'Venaam Machan' from Oru Kal Oru Kannadi.

20:29 (IST)04 Oct 2020
The seventh contestant is Jithan Ramesh

Actor Jithan Ramesh, known for films like Osthe and Jithan, is the seventh contestant of Bigg Boss Tamil Season 4. His brother Jiiva connects with him in the studio to share his best wishes. "Please be mindful of what you tell about me on the show," Jiiva requests Jithan.

20:10 (IST)04 Oct 2020
The sixth contestant is Shivani Narayanan

The sixth contestant of Bigg Boss Tamil Season 4 is Shivani Narayanan. No surprise again. There was little doubt about her participation in the reality show, thanks to her Instagram updates.

20:04 (IST)04 Oct 2020
Kamal Hassan on new normal

Kamal Hassan talks about the "new normal." He assures members of show business and those who depend on it for their livelihood that everything will get better. "I believe that you will find work opportunities more than before," he says. We also get a glimpse of the COVID safety protocols put in place while making this show.

19:52 (IST)04 Oct 2020
Anitha is a big Kamal Haasan fan

Anitha Sampath speaks so fast that it is really hard to keep up with her train of thoughts. Bottom line, she is a huge fan of Kamal Haasan.

19:47 (IST)04 Oct 2020
The fifth contestant is Anitha Sampath

Tamil newsreader Anitha Sampath is the fifth contestant of Bigg Boss Tamil Season 4. She is known for hosting Vanakkam Tamizha that airs on SUN TV.

A few reports suggested that actor Lakshmi Menon will be participating this year in Bigg Boss. However, Menon took to her Instagram account to deny the reports.

Sharing a story on her Instagram handle, Menon stated, "I am not participating in Bigg Boss show. I am not going to be washing plates and cleaning toilets of others for now and never and also fighting on camera in the name of a show. I hope hereafter nobody comes up with speculations of me going to some sh*t show."

Her response to the reports led to trolling, which prompted the actor to write another note. It read, "So, many people sent me negative messages after seeing my story. I just want to clarify that you are nobody to question me. It is my right to have an opinion and a choice. Some people might like the show, some might not. I, for that matter, do not like the show due to various reasons. I wash my own plates and clean my toilet at my house. It’s just that I don’t want to do that in front of a camera."