Bigg Boss Malayalam launch highlights: Ranjini Haridas, Shwetha Menon and Anoop Chandran enter Mohanlal’s showhttps://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/television/bigg-boss-malayalam-launch-contestants-live-updates-5231235/

Bigg Boss Malayalam launch highlights: Ranjini Haridas, Shwetha Menon and Anoop Chandran enter Mohanlal’s show

Bigg Boss Malayalam launch: Shwetha Menon, Deepan Murali, Sreelakshmi, Srinish Aravind, Hima Shankar, Aristo Suresh, Diya Sana, Anoop Chandran, Aditi Rai, Basheer Bashi, Manoj Varma, Pearle Maaney, David John, Sabu, Archana Suseelan and Ranjini Haridas will participate in Bigg Boss Malayalam.

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Bigg Boss Malayalam launch: The show will be hosted by Mohanlal.

The first season of Bigg Boss Malayalam was launched on Sunday night. The show will be hosted by superstar Mohanlal, who comes with prior experience of hosting a television show in addition to his nearly 40 years of rich experience in the film industry.

He made his debut on the small screen last year with talk show Lal Salaam. The Malayalam version of Bigg Boss will be a lot different from Mohanlal’s previous TV show.

PHOTOS: Bigg Boss Malayalam: Meet the contestants of Mohanlal’s show

Shwetha Menon, Deepan Murali, Sreelakshmi, Srinish Aravind, Hima Shankar, Aristo Suresh, Diya Sana, Anoop Chandran, Aditi Rai, Basheer Bashi, Manoj Varma, Pearle Maaney, David John, Sabu, Archana Suseelan and Ranjini Haridas will participate in the first season of Bigg Boss Malayalam.

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Bigg Boss Malayalam launch: Read all the updates from the launch of Bigg Boss Malayalam Season One, hosted by Mohanlal.

Aristo Suresh injures his leg

Aristo Suresh injures his leg. The wound seems bad and he is bleeding. The housemates help Suresh reach the confession room to get first aid help.

Confusion in Bigg Boss house

Bigg Boss calls all the housemates to the living area to inform them that they have mixed up the bedrooms. In other words, men have unpacked their bags in ladies' bedroom and women have taken men's bedroom. The contestants are told to go to the correct rooms.

Contestants begin Bigg Boss journey

Mohanlal locks the door of the Bigg Boss Malayalam house.

Ranjini Haridas - An important contestant

Mohanlal says he gets goosebumps when he hears Ranjini's name. Mohanlal calls her one of the most important contestants of the show.

In lighter vein, Sabu wants to leave the show and requests the showrunners to let him out of the main door after he sees Ranjini in the house.

They both seems to have had a heated exchange on social media in the past.

Bigg Boss Malayalam's sixteenth contestant

The final contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam is Ranjini Haridas. She makes a grand entry with a dance performance.

Fifteenth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam

Archana Suseelan, who is known for playing villain roles in TV shows, is contestant no. 15 of Bigg Boss Malayalam Season One.

Fourteenth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam

Sabu, aka Tharikida Sabu, is the fourteenth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam Season One.

Thirteenth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam

Model-actor David John is the thirteenth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam Season One. His real name is Joji, which was also the name of Mohanlal's character in Kilukkam.

Twelfth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam

Pearle Maaney is the twelfth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam Season One. Mohanlal says he envies Pali because she has ridden all the bikes in the world.

Pearle says her mother was against her participating in the show. But, her dad came to the rescue.

Eleventh contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam

Actor and businessman Manoj Varma is contestant no. 11. He says, "I want to prove that I am winner and not a loser."

Manoj plays cricket and has acted in a few Kannada films. He is a Bengalurean.

Tenth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam

Contestant no. 10 is TV star and businessman Basheer Bashi.

Basheer lives with two wives. His second marriage happened with the knowledge of his first wife.

He wants to change the public perception of him, which is not very good due to his second marriage.

Mohanlal jokingly appeals to the audience to not get inspired by Basheer and do a second marriage.

Ninth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam

Actor Aditi Rai is the ninth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam Season One. Aditi Rai is her screen name. She adopted it as Kannada filmmakers found her real name too lengthy. She speaks seven languages including Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Tulu.

Anoop Chandran gets a rousing welcome

Mohanlal says Anoop Chandran is a very good farmer. He gets a rousing welcome from fellow housemates. 

Eighth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam

Comedian Anoop Chandran is the eighth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam Season One.

Diya Sana gets a warm welcome

Diya Sana seems to know most of the contestants. She gets a warm welcome from the housemates.

Seventh contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam

Social activist Diya Sana is the seventh contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam Season One.

She was behind the Kiss of love and bare chest protests in Kerala. She recalls Mohanlal had supported Kiss of love protest in one of his blog posts.

Contestants bond

Contestants seem to have started bonding already. They play a prank on Suresh while welcoming him inside the house.

Sixth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam

Aristo Suresh makes an entry singing his song from Angamaly Diaries. He is the sixth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam Season One.

Mohanlal reminds Suresh that he won't get supply of alcohol inside the house before seeing him off.

Fifth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam

Theatre and film actor Hima Shankar is the fifth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam Season One. She saw Mohanlal for the first time in Kasi during shooting of Odiyan.

Fourth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam

Srinish Aravind, whose ticket to fame is Malayalam TV serial Pranayam, is the fourth contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam Season One.

Third contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam

Jagathy's daughter Sreelakshmi is the third contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam. She is returning to the spotlight after a gap of two years.

Sreelakshmi says she has the blessings of her father Jagathy Sreekumar.

My career is my first wife, says Deepan

Deepan says he got married 58 days ago and his wife Maya was not happy about him going for the show. He adds, "My career is my first wife."

Second contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam

Deepan Murali is a favourite of Malayalam serial audiences, says Mohanlal as he introduces the second contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam. Deepan meets Mohanlal for the first time on the Bigg Boss stage.

Mohanlal's shocking desire

"There is a beautiful swimming pool inside the house. I hope we have the fortune of seeing her take a bath in the pool," says Mohanlal.

Mohanlal welcomes Shwetha Menon

Mohanlal welcomes Shwetha Menon with a hug. He calls her 'a beautiful girl who stole everyone's hearts'.

First contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam

Shwetha Menon is the first contestant of Bigg Boss Malayalam Season One. She makes an entry dancing to a Telugu song from Baahubali:The Beginning.

Bigg Boss Malayalam control room

Mohanlal also gives a glimpse of the control room where the housemates will be monitored 24/7 for the next 100 days.

Mohanlal's PSA

In between, Mohanlal plugs public service announcements such as 'smoking is injurious to health' and 'water is precious, so use it with responsibility'.

Mohanlal's tour of Bigg Boss Malayalam house

Store room is already stocked with groceries and vegetables.

Mohanlal picks up ingridients required for making tea from the store room. As he heads to the kitchen, Bigg Boss calls him into the confession room and reminds him that everything happens according to the rules in the house. In short, he can't make tea.

Bigg boss tells Mohanlal that his time us up and now he can leave.

The entire house has been designed drawing inspiration from the tradition and culture of Kerala.

Inside Bigg Boss Malayalam house

As compared to the Tamil and Telugu versions, Bigg Boss Malayalam house looks more spacious and colourful.

Mohanlal enters Bigg Boss Malayalam house

A blindfloded Mohanlal enters the Bigg Boss Malayalam house with a walking stick to give the audience a guided tour of the newly constructed house.

Mohanlal introduces Bigg Boss Malayalam

Mohanlal explains the basics of Bigg Boss Malayalam. He says 16 different individuals will live under the same roof for 100 days without any comforts of the outside world.

Bigg Boss Malayalam begins

Bigg Boss Malayalam begins with popular punchlines from Mohanlal's blockbusters.

Hosted by Mohanlal, Bigg Boss Malayalam Season One will be telecast Monday to Friday at 9.30 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 9 pm.

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