Kamal Haasan's post-poll plan: To host Tamil 'Bigg Boss'

The third season of the popular Tamil reality show is expected to go on air from June.

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Kamal Haasan made his television debut with the first season of 'Bigg Boss' in 2017.
CHENNAI: Actor-filmmaker-politician Kamal Haasan will return to host popular Tamil reality show Bigg Boss for its third season, its makers confirmed on Wednesday via a special promo video.

Star Vijay, the channel which will air the show, released a promo video to mark the return of Haasan as the show's host.



If the industry grapevine is anything to go by, "Bigg Boss 3" will go on air from June. The names of the contestants for the third season are yet to be officially announced.

It was in 2017 that Kamal made his television debut with the first season of "Bigg Boss".

Despite facing stiff opposition from some fringe groups who were against the culture the show was endorsing, the show went on to earn a cult following.

Poll-Pourri: Sunny Deol, Urmila & Other Stars Who've Joined Politics
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It's counting day today and all eyes are on the political scoreboard. From seasoned to the newbies, a bunch of stars are trying their luck at the polls today. Actor-producer Sunny Deol, Urmila Matondkar and Gautam Gambhir are hoping to score on their debuts today.

Here are some film stars who have dabbled in politics over the years.

It's counting day today and all eyes are on the political scoreboard. From seasoned to the newbies, a bunch of stars are trying their luck at the polls today. Actor-producer Sunny Deol, Urmila Mat..
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Weeks before the 17th Lok Sabha elections kicked off, actress Urmila Matondkar shook hands with the Indian National Congress (INC). The 45-year-old actress was welcomed in the party by Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.

The 'Rangeela' actress, who is contesting from the Mumbai North constituency against BJP MP Gopal Shetty, is hoping to score a victory.

Weeks before the 17th Lok Sabha elections kicked off, actress Urmila Matondkar shook hands with the Indian National Congress (INC). The 45-year-old actress was welcomed in the party by Congress chi..
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Actress Poonam Sinha, wife of actor Shatrughan Sinha, became a part of the SP in April this year. The 69-year-old is trying her luck against BJP leader and Home Minister Rajnath Singh from Lucknow.

Actress Poonam Sinha, wife of actor Shatrughan Sinha, became a part of the SP in April this year. The 69-year-old is trying her luck against BJP leader and Home Minister Rajnath Singh from Lucknow.

Actress-turned-politician Jaya Prada's ongoing political career kicked off in 1994 when she joined the Telugu Desam Party (TDP). In 2004, the 57-year-old became a part of the Samajwadi Party (SP). However, in 2010, she was expelled due to anti-party activities.

In March this year, Prada joined BJP. She is set to take on her friend-turned-foe, SP's Azam Khan, from Rampur today.

Actress-turned-politician Jaya Prada's ongoing political career kicked off in 1994 when she joined the Telugu Desam Party (TDP). In 2004, the 57-year-old became a part of the Samajwadi Party (SP). ..
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Singer Hans Raj Hans first stint with politics was in 2009 when he joined the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). He resigned from the party in 2014. Two years later, in 2016, he joined the Congress party. However, he did not feel welcome in the Rahul Gandhi-led party. In the same year, he switched to the BJP.

In the 17th Lok Sabha polls, the singer is competing against Congress's Udit Raj from North-west Delhi.

If he proves victorious today, he will be one of the leading Dalit faces from the party.

Singer Hans Raj Hans first stint with politics was in 2009 when he joined the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). He resigned from the party in 2014. Two years later, in 2016, he joined the Congress party. ..
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'Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai' actress Shilpa Shinde joined the Indian political scene this year. Before confirming the news, she had to face heavy trolling on social media.

Few weeks later, the 41-year-old confirmed that she was keen on contesting the elections on a Congress ticket from Mumbai.

The 'Bigg Boss 11' winner's fate in politics will be decided today.

'Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai' actress Shilpa Shinde joined the Indian political scene this year. Before confirming the news, she had to face heavy trolling on social media. Few weeks later, the 41-year..
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Bengali actress Mimi Chakraborty debuted in the Indian political scene this year. The 30-year-old contested elections from Jadavpur constituency on a Trinamool Congress ticket (TMC).

Today's results could either mark the beginning of her political career or put it to an end to it altogether.

Bengali actress Mimi Chakraborty debuted in the Indian political scene this year. The 30-year-old contested elections from Jadavpur constituency on a Trinamool Congress ticket (TMC). Today's res..
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Another popular star of Bengali cinema who walked into the political world is Nusrat Jahan.

The 28-year-old contested Lok Sabha elections from the Basirhat constituency in South Bengal.

Now, the results will tell if the actress is set to embark on a political career or not.

Another popular star of Bengali cinema who walked into the political world is Nusrat Jahan. The 28-year-old contested Lok Sabha elections from the Basirhat constituency in South Bengal. Now, ..
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Malayalam star Suresh Gopi has had a rather long political career starting from his college days itself.

The 60-year-old, who was an active member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPIM), was sworn as an MP for the Rajya Sabha in 2016. Later in the same year, Gopi joined the BJP.

This year, Gopi contested from Thrissur constituency. Today's poll results will tell what's next on the actor's to-do list.

Malayalam star Suresh Gopi has had a rather long political career starting from his college days itself. The 60-year-old, who was an active member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPIM..
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Actor, director and producer Prakash Raj stepped into the world of politics in 2017. The 54-year-old initiated a political movement with the hashtag #justasking after the assassination of journalist Gauri Lankesh.

This year, the 'Dabangg 2' actor contested as an independent candidate from Bengaluru central. He was pitted against Congress's Rizwan Arshad.


Going by the results, the actor is currently trailing in his constituency.

Actor, director and producer Prakash Raj stepped into the world of politics in 2017. The 54-year-old initiated a political movement with the hashtag #justasking after the assassination of journalis..
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After some fringe groups protested against the show, Kamal had said in a media interaction that "Bigg Boss" was "as necessary as cricket in India".
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"I'm not answerable to the people who filed the complaint. I'm not worried about the case. I have immense faith in law and in our government. I don't think 'Bigg Boss' is tarnishing Tamil culture. I have done kissing scenes in the past. Perhaps, they are seeking my arrest late," he said.

On the film front, Kamal is expected to commence work on Shankar's magnum opus "Indian 2" soon.

Politically Correct: Urmila, K-Jo, Bebo & Other Celebs Cast Their Vote
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The fourth phase of the 17th Lok Sabha elections kicked off across the country. Maximum City, Mumbai, also India's entertainment capital, is one of the metros where voting is being conducted today. This also marks the conclusion of poll season in the state of Maharashtra.


Poll booths today witnessed a streak of B-town celebs step out to cast their vote all over the city. Celebrities like Rekha, Ravi Kishan and Priyanka Chopra were clicked as they got inked, some took to social media to share a proud picture after 'making their voice count'.

Take a look at other celebrities who cast their vote.

(In pic from left: Urmila Matondkar, Karan Johar, Kareena Kapoor Khan)

The fourth phase of the 17th Lok Sabha elections kicked off across the country. Maximum City, Mumbai, also India's entertainment capital, is one of the metros where voting is being conducted today...
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Actor Shah Rukh Khan and his wife, director Gauri Khan, were accompanied by their little one AbRam to the poll booth today. The 53-year-old actor took to Twitter to share a family picture. He wrote, "Little one was a bit confused between ‘Boating’ and Voting, so took him along to experience the difference."

Actor Shah Rukh Khan and his wife, director Gauri Khan, were accompanied by their little one AbRam to the poll booth today. The 53-year-old actor took to Twitter to share a family picture. He wrote, ..
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Members of the Bachchan clan, including Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Aishwarya and Abhishek, also cast their vote today. The four were spotted at a polling booth in Juhu.

Members of the Bachchan clan, including Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Aishwarya and Abhishek, also cast their vote today. The four were spotted at a polling booth in Juhu.

Actress Deepika Padukone, who is currently shooting for the film 'Chhapaak' took to Instagram to share a picture of herself after getting inked. She wrote, "Never has there been any doubt in my mind about who I am or where I’m from.So for those of you confused on my behalf...please don’t be!Jai Hind! #proudtobeanindian #govote".

Actress Deepika Padukone, who is currently shooting for the film 'Chhapaak' took to Instagram to share a picture of herself after getting inked. She wrote, "Never has there been any doubt in my mind ..
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Actress Priyanka Chopra joined the long list of celebrities who stepped out to cast their vote today. The 36-year-old, who is in the country to attend her brother's wedding, shared a proud picture on Instagram after being inked. She wrote, "This is the moment that matters.... Every vote is a voice that counts".

Actress Priyanka Chopra joined the long list of celebrities who stepped out to cast their vote today. The 36-year-old, who is in the country to attend her brother's wedding, shared a proud picture on..
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Actors Salman Khan and Ranveer Singh joined director Karan Johar to exercise their voting right.

Khan, who is currently gearing up for his upcoming film 'Bharat', cast his vote at polling booth number 283 in Bandra today, while the 33-year-old 'Gully Boy' actor took to Instagram to share a picture of himself after getting inked. Ranveer wrote, 'VOTE!!!'

Johar, who has directed blockbusters like 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' and 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai', cast his vote as well.

Actors Salman Khan and Ranveer Singh joined director Karan Johar to exercise their voting right.Khan, who is currently gearing up for his upcoming film 'Bharat', cast his vote at polling booth number..
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Actor Anupam Kher was clicked while casting his vote today. The 64-year-old was spotted at polling booth number 235-240 in Juhu. His actress-wife, Kirron Kher, is also testing her political acumen as she fights anti-incumbency from Chandigarh.

Actor Anupam Kher was clicked while casting his vote today. The 64-year-old was spotted at polling booth number 235-240 in Juhu. His actress-wife, Kirron Kher, is also testing her political acumen as..
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Actress Hema Malini, who is seeking an encore in Mathura on a BJP ticket, was also seen casting her vote. The actress-MP (M) was accompanied by daughters Esha (R) and Ahana (L) at a Vile Parle polling booth today. The 'Sholay' actress opted for a simple blue saree.

Actress Hema Malini, who is seeking an encore in Mathura on a BJP ticket, was also seen casting her vote. The actress-MP (M) was accompanied by daughters Esha (R) and Ahana (L) at a Vile Parle pollin..
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Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan also cast her vote today. The 38-year-old 'Veere Di Wedding' actress was accompanied by her little munchkin Taimur Ali Khan to the polling booth today.

Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan also cast her vote today. The 38-year-old 'Veere Di Wedding' actress was accompanied by her little munchkin Taimur Ali Khan to the polling booth today.

Actor Aamir Khan and his wife, filmmaker Kiran Rao, joined B-town celebs in casting their vote today. The couple posed proudly after getting inked at the polling booth in Bandra's St. Anne's High School.

Actor Aamir Khan and his wife, filmmaker Kiran Rao, joined B-town celebs in casting their vote today. The couple posed proudly after getting inked at the polling booth in Bandra's St. Anne's High Sch..
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