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Kamal Haasan bids adieu to Bigg Boss Ultimate

The actor, who is shooting for the Tamil action-thriller Vikram, said he was unable to make time for both the film and the show.

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Haricharan Pudipeddi

Actor Kamal Haasan has released a statement in which he announced that he has opted out of the ongoing season for Bigg Boss Ultimate, the OTT version of the popular Tamil reality show.

Kamal, who is shooting for the Tamil action-thriller Vikram, said that it had become practically impossible to manage dates for the show and his film commitments. 

The statement read, “We had so far meticulously planned to ensure that the production schedule of Vikram does not affect my commitments to Bigg Boss, a show that is very close to my heart. So much so, I did not let any personal discomfort I might have had after I was personally down with Covid (sic)."

The note further read, "The reschedule of the production activities for Vikram that were forced on account of lockdowns and restrictions imposed have unavoidably resulted in overlap of dates required to be allotted for Bigg Boss Ultimate.

"Considering the fact that some more days of the shoot are left to complete the scenes which have the combination of some of the most prominent stars and technicians of the film industry, it has become practically impossible to manage both 'Vikram ' and 'Bigg Boss' together. It would be unfair to make such eminent stars and technicians wait for me, considering their schedules and other commitments. Consequently, I am now constrained to opt out of this season of Bigg Boss Ultimate after February 20."

Kamal clarified that he would return as the host for the sixth season of the Tamil edition of Bigg Boss.

“I had a free and fair discussion with the management of Vijay TV and as always, the management has been most supportive and cooperative. I am overwhelmed and touched by their understanding on the constraints resulting out of this pandemic and consequent restrictions forcing me to exit from the remaining episodes of Bigg Boss Ultimate. Till I meet you again in Season 6 of Bigg Boss, my best wishes to you all," the statement read.

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