Velmurugan: I was exploited for my singing in Bigg Boss

Singer Velmurugan is well-known for his enthusiastic singing and his peppy folk numbers like Oththa Sollaala (Aadukalam) and Venaam Machaan (Oru Kal Oru Kannadi). His vocal range and throw needed no microphone to get amplified. And yet, though the singer could often be seen singing in the show, he was barely seen talking to the other contestants in the Bigg Boss Tamil 4 house. Branded as a meek contestant, Velmurugan got evicted last Sunday. Here, he speaks about what life was like for him inside the guarded sets of the Bigg Boss house.

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Reshma Pasupuleti: I was an easy target in the Bigg Boss house

Reshma Pasupuleti, the latest housemate to be evicted from Bigg Boss Tamil 3, is fondly called ‘Neutral Reshma’ by other contestants. An eviction that took the housemates by surprise, Reshma was also revealed to have lost by a slender margin. Here, she talks about her journey and how she feels she was thought of as an ‘easy target’ within the house.

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Small screen gets its silver sheen

When Kamal Haasan received flak for opting to host Bigg Boss Tamil, the actor defended his choice with one explanation: The show would take him to the living rooms of the people of Tamil Nadu. And that it definitely did. The first instalment of Bigg Boss Tamil percolated into the daily conversations of normal people, and proved to be a formidable alternative to the serials that constituted primetime television. Continue reading “Small screen gets its silver sheen”

‘Pyaar Prema Kaadhal is a perfect romantic comedy’: The Harish Kalyan and Raiza Wilson interview

Former Bigg Boss Tamil contestants Harish Kalyan and Raiza Wilson are teaming up again for Yuvan Shankar Raja’s first production venture, Pyaar Prema Kaadhal, which will hit screens today. Excerpts from a conversation.

Q. Pyaar Prema Kaadhal is an important project for both of you, especially after the success of Bigg Boss. Tell us about bagging the film.

Harish: Despite being in the industry for a while, I hadn’t gotten a big break. Bigg Boss gave me that. I wanted to use that mileage to reach newer heights and that is when Pyaar Prema Kaadhal came to me. The project by itself was quite interesting and to add, it had Yuvan Shankar Raja backing it. I felt that a love film, especially with Yuvan sir’s music, would be the right package for my career right now. Rather than dabbling with action, something like this could take me to the audience as an actor. The entire team was great. Elan, the director, might look young but he knows exactly what he wants. He made sure everything turned out the way we wanted it to. Continue reading “‘Pyaar Prema Kaadhal is a perfect romantic comedy’: The Harish Kalyan and Raiza Wilson interview”

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