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Many drastic changes in 'Bigg Boss 4' format, rules and regulations

Thursday, August 20, 2020 • Tamil Comments
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The 'Bigg Boss' reality show that puts celebrities inside a house and cuts off all outside contact to test their mental and physical strengths for 100 days has seen thirteen seasons in Hindi. The Tamil version that started in 2017 with the stalwart Kamal Haasan has also become a huge hit and has grown multifold in popularity over the three seasons telecast so far.

'Bigg Boss 4' was planned to begin in June this year and the selection of contestants also started in March but had to be abandoned due to the coronavirus pandemic. There was a question mark whether there will be a telecast this year but now things have been sorted out.

Work for the sets of the 'Bigg Boss 4' has already begun at the EVP Gardens in the outskirts of Chennai. Talks are also said to be on with celebrities such as Madhoo, Shilpa Manjunath and Poonam Bajwa apart from those who already were penciled in such as Ramya Pandian, Kiran Rathod, Shivani Natarajan, Gopinath, Sanam Shetty, Manimegalai VJ. There are also unconfirmed reports that recent controversial figures Surya Devi and Joe Michael are also likely to be considered.

Sources say that the 'Bigg Boss 4' promo with host Kamal is planned to be shot by the end of September and the show is likely to air from October to January. The technical team is also considering virtual appearance of Kamal from his own place when interacting with the contestants.

It is said that all contestants will be interviewed via video conferencing and there is also emphasis this time to check whether they are mentally fit and are strong enough to take the pressures and stress inside the house. It could also become mandatory for a psychologist to certify the contestants.

The contestants who are selected will presumably have to undergo COVID 19 tests and will be quarantined for two weeks and then after another test only will be allowed inside the sets. Social distancing will be the norm not only for the technical crew inside the set but also for the contestants and those who violate may be expelled from the show.

In every season of 'Bigg Boss' so far contestants fell in love on the sets namely Oviya and Aarav and Losliya and Kavin and this time too the selection process will ensure that there is a romantic pair to boost the TRP according to sources.

We will have to wait and see if these sets of new rules and regulations and method of shooting will be implemented or the 'Bigg Boss' creative team spring other surprises.


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