Kamal Haasan in Bigg Boss Tamil 3
Kamal Haasan in Bigg Boss Tamil 3.PR Handout

The third season of Bigg Boss Tamil will go on air on Vijay TV from Sunday, 23 June. Host Kamal Haasan will introduce 15 contestants to the audience, before sending them inside the house. Here, we bring you live updates of Bigg Boss Tamil 3 grand launch:

Fathima Babu, Losliya Mariyanesan, Sakshi Agarwal, Jangiri Madhumitha, Kavin, Abhirami Venkatachalam, Saravanan, Vanitha Vijayakumar, Cheran, Sherin, Mohan Vaidya, Tharshan Thiyagarajah, Dance master Sandy, Mugen Rao and Reshma Pasupuleti are the 15 contestants who have entered the house. Check out the Complete Profiles of Photos of Bigg Boss Contestants

This time, there are no commoners and every contestant is either related to television, film industry or arts. There are eight female contestants and seven male contestants. There is a mix of youngsters and aged people. Interestingly, the channel has brought in contestants from Sri Lanka and Malaysia which is the main attraction of the show. Crawl down to see the photos of the contestants:

Live Updates:

11.54 pm: Kamal Haasan announces that there is no nomination this week.
11.43 pm: Reshma Pasupuleti is the 15th contestant. She was an air hostess and anchor.
11.30 pm: Malaysian actor and musician Mugen Rao enters the house.
11.10 pm: Dance master Sandy is the contestant number 13.
10.55 pm: Tharshan Thiyagarajah enters the house. He left the a high-paying IT job to pursue his dreams in films.

10.40 pm: Actor-musician Mohan Vaidya enters the house.
10.30 pm: Actress Sherin enters the house as the contestant No. 10.
10.13 pm: Noted filmmaker and actor Cheran is the contestant No. 9. It has to be noted that he had worked with Kamal Haasan as an associate in Mahanadi.
10.06 pm: Ganja Karupu leaves the house.
9.54 pm: Vanitha Vijayakumar is the eighth contestant to enter the house.
9.42 pm: Sarvanan used to play lead roles in films in 90s and acted in over 30 movies.
9.39 pm: Kamal speaks high about Saravanan. He says that he is one of the leading names in television industry.
9.38 pm: Saravanan is the seventh contestant in Bigg Boss Tamil. She arrives on stage with ex-Bigg Boss contestant Ganja Karuppu.
9.30 pm: Abhirami enters the house with full of enthusiasm. She is hungry and tells on camera to send them food.
09.24 pm: Kamal Haasan speaks about his upcoming movie with Ajith. She says that her focus is the reality show, as of now.
09.19 pm: Abhirami Venkatachalam, who has done an important role in Ajith's upcoming movie Nerkonda Paarvai, is the sixth contestant.
09.07 pm: Kavin, actor and TV presenter, is the fifth contestant to enter the house. 

09.00 pm: Comedy actress Jangiri Madhumitha, who has worked in many movies that include Oru Kal Oru Kannadi, Jilla, Kaashmora, and Viswasam among many others.
08.42 pm:  Sakshi Agarwal is the third contestant to enter the house. She has acted in a couple of Tamil movies that include Rajinikanth's Kaala and Ajith Kumar's Viswasam.
08.35 pm:  Losliya, a newsreader from Sri Lanka, is the second contestant to enter the house.
08.19 pm: Actress Fathima Babu is the first contestant to enter the house. The 50-year old is surprised to meet the house Kamal Haasan in the house.
08.18 pm: Kamal Haasan is sitting inside the confession room as the first contestant enters the house.
08.08 pm: Kamal Haasan comes on the Bigg Boss Tamil stage. He introduces the house to the viewers. It looks like nothing much has changed from the previous season.
08.00 pm:
 The third season of Bigg Boss Tamil takes off. The show begins at Kamal Haasan's ancestral home. 

People from different background will enter the house with the hopes of winning the coveted trophy and more importantly, the cash prize of Rs 50 lakh. Like previous seasons, people from TV and film industries will predominantly be taking part in the reality show.

As per the rumours, a prominent name from the LGBTQ community is said to be one of the contestants. If true, it is first of its kind in the Tamil version although people from the said community has been part of Hindi, Kannada and other versions.  

Vanitha Vijayakumar, Jangiri Madhumitha, Mohan Vaidya, Fathima Babu, Abhirami Venkatachalam, TV actress Alya Manasa, Malaysian actor and musician Mugen Rao, Saravanan Meenakshi fame Kavin, singer Mohith Gaur, Srilanka model Losilya, actor Sarvanan, dance master Sandy, Reshma Pasupuleti, and Sherin are rumoured contestants of Kamal Haasan's show.

The participants will be locked inside for the 100 days and every week, usually, there will be one elimination. The top four or five contestants will fight for the trophy and the prize.