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Kamal Haasan to quit Bigg Boss 2?

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ANUPAMA SUBRAMANIAN
Published Jun 26, 2018, 12:00 am IST
Updated Jun 26, 2018, 12:19 am IST
A source from the production house reveals that Bigg Boss has a unique technical setup and a completely automated format.
Kamal Haasan
 Kamal Haasan

The ongoing second season of the Tamil version of the reality show Bigg Boss, which is hosted by actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan, has run into troubled waters.

Addressing the media, a visibly upset R.K. Selvamani, the president of the Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI), talks about how the show is in violation of norms. “Only 41 of the 400 people working on the show are our members. Which means that only 10 per cent of the total cast and crew is Tamil.

 

This totally goes against the terms and conditions of the workers’ body. We have brought this issue to the notice of Kamal and the Small Screen Producers’ Council, under which the banner is registered. If things are not set right, our employees will protest in front of the Bigg Boss 2 set and stop the shoot,” he says.

When asked if Kamal will abstain from hosting the show to demonstrate his solidarity with the FEFSI’s protest, Selvamani is quick to reply, “Why not? Kamal sir has always stood by the employees. The same problem cropped up during the filming of the first season of Bigg Boss, and it was Kamal sir who mediated and ensured that 50 per cent of the employees were from the FEFSI. I am confident that Kamal sir will heed to our request.”

 

A source from the production house reveals that Bigg Boss has a unique technical setup and a completely automated format. According to him, none of the 63 cameras in the house is manually operated. All the equipment is automated and controlled by only a handful of technicians from the panel room.

“Similarly, we don’t require a lot of manpower for lighting, as the lights are all pre-fixed. We just have a couple of people for their set-up. FEFSI does not understand the real picture and how we operate. We hope to sort it out soon.”

 

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