Aarav beats Snehan to win Bigg Boss Tamil title, Rs 50 lakh; Kamal Haasan, Oviya stars of finale night

Snehan was declared second runner-up, while actor Ganesh Venkatraman was announced as the third runner-up of the show.

Published: 01st October 2017 09:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd October 2017 10:42 AM   |  A+A-

An emotional Aarav after winning the Bigg Boss Tamil title on Saturday night. (YouTube screengrab)

By Online Desk

Tirchy-based model Aarav won the first season of Bigg Boss Tamil, one of the most-watched reality shows on Tamil television, after spending 100 days in the house. Host actor Kamal Haasan after making an emotional speech about his political debut at the finale held in EVP film city here on Saturday night, handed him the much-coveted Bigg Boss trophy and a cheque for the Rs 50 lakh prize money. 

Snehan was declared second runner-up, while Harish Kalyan was announced as the third runner-up of the show. Ganesh Venkatraman, who was among the first to be eliminated, was incidentally touted to win, according to polls. 

Oviya and Kamal Haasan were, as usual, the ones in the limelight. 

Audiences reportedly cheered the loudest for actress Oviya, who attended the finale along with the rest of the eliminated contestants, even as they were waiting for the result.

Public favourite Oviya had declared her love for Aarav after she exited the show, one of the reasons behind the emotional stress she reportedly underwent during her time in the Bigg Boss house. Oviya had chosen to get herself evicted after Aarav rebuffed her proposal during the show and the other housemates had isolated her. The controversial 'maruthuva muththam' ('medical kiss') between the two was the subject of several social media debates and memes.

Director Shankar along with producer Dil Raju who also attended the finale announced that Kamal would star in the lead role in his next 'Indian 2', a sequel to the 1996 hit film 'Indian' which starred Kamal Haasan. The news of the film (which was about an ex-freedom fighter trying to root out corruption from the country) created more buzz for the actor's much-awaited political innings. 

With 19 contestants, Bigg Boss premiered on June 25 on Star Vijay. Despite numerous controversies, its popularity continued to rise.

Aarav and Oviya in a still from the show.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp