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Meet Oviya, Bigg Boss Tamil contestant who even has Kamal Haasan in her corner

Who would have thought that Kamal Haasan will host Bigg Boss Tamil and not be its most popular entity! The multifaceted actor has competition from a contestant in terms of popularity and her name is Oviya.

tv Updated: Aug 04, 2017 20:23 IST
HT Correspondent
Fans are rooting for Oviya on Bigg Boss Tamil, hosted by Kamal Haasan.
Fans are rooting for Oviya on Bigg Boss Tamil, hosted by Kamal Haasan.

Who would have thought that Kamal Haasan will host Bigg Boss Tamil and not be its most popular entity! The multifaceted actor has competition from a contestant in terms of popularity and her name is Oviya. However, it is hardly a competition because from what we have seen so far, the Bigg Boss Tamil host is also favourably inclined towards the actor.

But who is Oviya and why does she have hashtags and merchandise in her name? Here are all the answers. An actor, Oviya started her innings with Malayalam film Kangaroo in 2007. She went on to attain popularity with Tamil film Kalavani and many other projects.

However, her true ticket to fame has been the first season of Bigg Boss in Tamil. Known for her frank and no-nonsense attitude, she is getting a lot of support from fans and has a fan group, Oviya’s Army, already named after her.

The show is a little over a month old and Oviya has emerged as its most popular contestant. She got attention early enough when she fobbed off contestant Ganja Karuppu with, ‘Neenga Shutup Pannunga (With due respect, please shut up)’. The response became something of a slogan and is now featured on tees and other merchandise.

She stayed away from people trying to manipulate others on the show, handled schemers well and refused to bow down to bullies. The one who stood against her were Gayathri, Namitha and Juliana. Gayathri even admonished her for wearing “modern clothes” and swearing. Namitha, meanwhile, tried to turn the housemates against Oviya.

But seen as the underdog in the house, audience was all for Oviya. Her attitude of not caring about anything appealed to the viewers. But to people who are in the house with her, not so much.

Things came to a head when Julie fainted in the house and others branded it a drama. Oviya was the only one who lent her a shoulder to cry. Julie, however, returned the kindness by plotting against Oviya. It was then that host Haasan came to her aid. He played videos that proved Julie was blatantly lying and at an occasion even told Julie: “It is not manipulation Julie; it is hallucination”.

However, the tide has been turning for Oviya. Her love interest in the house, Aarav, is indifferent to her and openly talking about her “unreasonable” behaviour. She seems to be in the mood to leave the house. But given her popularity, will that happen? The Oviya project is on at Bigg Boss Tamil.

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