Silambarasan seems determined to spread positivity via Bigg Boss Ultimate
Silambarasan made his host debut with Bigg Boss Ultimate, the OTT version of Bigg Boss Tamil, on Sunday. The show’s two-hour episode saw STR acclimatize to the show’s field conditions. “I’m very nervous,” Simbu would repeat as he sounded like a kid in a candy store. He seemed genuinely excited to be on the show, which he has been an avid viewer of since its inception. The actor also seemed a little overwhelmed with the idea of taking the place of the show’s original host, Kamal Haasan.
“I never thought this would happen. Kamal sir couldn’t make it to the show. So they asked me and I accepted,” he said.
Bigg Boss Ultimate marks Simbu’s debut as a host. He made his small screen debut as a judge on Season 2 of the talent show Jodi Number One.
Simbu seemed to take a different approach to the reality show, which is famous for its backbiting, constant moaning and incessant bickering. He seems to be on a mission to turn everyone on the show into optimists. Before taking the stage, he entered Bigg Boss’s house through a secret passage and met the contestants individually. He held a sort of assessment interview with each candidate. And he also explained what kind of performance he expects from each of them. In short, all he wanted from the contestants was to stay happy and spread positivity. Now, that’s a tall order, considering it’s a show known for its controversies, matches, and gossip.
Simbu also featured two new wild card entries on the show on Sunday. The first contestant to enter the house was Sathish, who is known for his comedic sketches on the show Kalakka Povathu Yaaru. And the second wild card contender was Suresh Chakravarthy. It was a comeback for Suresh as he was elected earlier this season. “You are the only contestant to have entered the show four times so far,” Simbu pointed out to Suresh before sending him inside the house. And Suresh promised Simbu that he would survive inside the house until the end of the season.
As a parting gift, Simbu announced to the contestants that there would be no elimination this week as he did not want to disturb the happy atmosphere of the house.