Bigg Boss Tamil: Kamal Haasan threatens to quit show over controversial task; Oviya exits
In one particular episode of the sixth week of Bigg Boss Tamil, contestants were required to perform a task where they had to behave like differently abled individuals, if they wanted to score luxury budget points. The show received much flak from viewers on social media for this particular task, deeming it as being insensitive, and they directed their anger towards both the makers of the show and its host Kamal Haasan.
Kamal Haasan has now threatened to quit the show if any other socially insensitive task is made part of it, clarifying that he was not responsible for designing the day-to-day activities of the house inmates. However, he has expressed that he feels responsible for this blunder and owes an apology to viewers. "The task that made fun of mentally challenged people was not in a good taste. And I’m actually angry about it. We all have social responsibilities," he said.
He added that people who are differently abled should not be used for comic relief. He has requested that such activities should not be repeated, and if they are, the show will no longer remain 'important' to him.
The news of this task and Haasan's reaction to it comes in the wake of participant Oviya's exit from the show due to medical. Oviya reportedly tried to commit suicide in the Bigg Boss Tamil house by immersing herself in the pool with her nose closed. This was noticed by her fellow participant Snehan, who saved her.
Following this, a lawyer filed a complaint against the makers of Bigg Boss Tamil and Kamal Haasan for abetment to suicide and conspiracy to injure.
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He claims that the tasks that were part of the show caused immense mental torture to Oviya. After being rescued, she told the makers that she would be unable to continue being part of the show, and that she would need professional help to deal with the trauma she endured in the last few weeks.