Thespian Kamal Haasan has been away from the arc lights for a long time now. He met with an accident in the US while shooting for his directorial venture Sabaash Naidu and has been out of action since then. The actor has been advised rest for some more time by his doctors after another minor fire accident at his residence in Chennai. Also, the maverick actor confirmed the resumption of work on the sequel of Vishwaroopam, which is titled Vishwaropam 2.
And now comes another news that will make his admirers a happy lot. Reports were emerging recently that he would be hosting the Tamil version of Bigg Boss and make his debut on television. And Kamal Haasan himself has confirmed these reports now. Speaking to a leading portal Kamal said,” Yes, I am doing Bigg Boss in Tamil. I’ve tried many different roles in various capacities as an entertainer but never as a host on a television show. Reality television is so far not a reality in my career. I want to see what it feels like.“
Speaking about the schedules of Sabaash Naidu, Vishwaroopam and Bigg Boss Kamal said, “Oh yes! As you know, I am running behind schedule because for eight months I wasn’t running at all, thanks to my fractured foot. I am now working simultaneously on completing the comedy Shabash Naidu and the post-production of Vishwaroop 2. The Bigg Boss schedules have been worked into my other commitments. Let’s see how it goes.“
Praising the host of Hindi version of Bigg Boss, Salman Khan, Kamal Haasan said,” Salman genuinely bonds with the contestants on Bigg Boss. There is no pretension or patronising in his attitude. Being friendly comes naturally to him. And he gives advice as a friend, not as a mentor. There is none of the I-know-better superiority in his attitude. I’d also like to bond genuinely with the contestants, though how it goes will depend entirely on how they perceive me, as a friend or as a mentor.“
With so many projects lined up for the perfectionist, it is going to be an exciting year ahead for him.