Abhishek (born 02nd October 1990) became the contestants of the Bigg Boss Tamil 5 on 3rd October 2021.
He is a popular host and critic. He is also known by the name ‘Cinema Payyan’. Abhishek worked in the movies like Imika Nodigal, Kasumosa. He runs his own YouTube Channel named “Open Panna”. Earlier, he also worked as radio jockey.
As we know, The Bigg Boss Tamil 5 is being hosted by actor-politician, Kamal Haasan, who emerged as a successful host since last 4 years for the show. As we know, The Bigg Boss Tamil 5 is being hosted by actor-politician, Kamal Haasan, who emerged as a successful host since last 4 years for the show.
Let’s summarize Abhishek Raaja’s Bigg Boss Journey till date
Abhishek entered the house as one the contestants of the Bigg Boss Tamil season 5 on 3rd October 2021. In the recent episode of 1st week, Abhishek Raaja was seen taking teaching classes of yoga along with Akshara Reddy & Varun from Raju Jeyamohan. During a candid conversation with the other housemates, Abhishek broke down recollecting his recent behaviour with his mother. Abhishek is also remarked for sleeping in the house by the host Kamal Haasan, during the first Weekend Ka Vaar, Saturday, 09th October 2021.
Abhishek along with all the housemates were nominated for the 1st week elimination, but the good thing is that there was no elimination process for the first week. However, for the second week elimination, Abhishek Raaja is also nominated along with the other contestants.
Abhishek got nominated for the 2nd week elimination process along with the other housemates in the Bigg Boss house.
In the 2nd week, Abhishek became emotional while narrating his story as the part of Oru Kadhai Sollattuma task. He spoke about his father who fell ill after their driver died without repaying them and the situation became very tough. He said about how he had to work hard in such condition to reclaim the house that his father pledged.
However, he regretted about not being able to take care of his father while he was sick. Further he added that he always that his father would have lived a little longer, if he would have taken care of his father.
Abhishek also shared about receiving the letter of appreciation from the former President of India, late A.P.J Abdul Kalam.
Later, he was seen consoling Thamarai Selvi, when she too broke down during the story telling task.
On the day of Vijayadashami festival, 15th October 2021, as instructed by Bigg Boss, Abhishek Raaja, along with Akshara Reddy and Pavani Reddy teamed up and conducted an opinion poll in which they had to discuss with all the housemates and gather the opinions on which contestant entertains the audience most and who entertains the least. He also reached danger zone, announced on weekend episode. However, he was safe from the second week eviction process revealed on 17th October, 2021, by the host Kamal Haasan.
Abhishek has successfully entered in the 3rd week, but even got nominated for this week’s elimination process. He was seen making strategies with Priyanka and Niroop.
In ‘Pancha Thanthiram’ task, Bigg Boss house was transformed into a museum. There were five powerful coins hidden in the Bigg Boss house at five different locations. If one of the housemates found one of the coins secretly and showed it to the camera, then he/she owned it. If one of the nominated contestants found the coin then he/she was able to earn immunity, or use it to save others as well. While picking the coins, if other contestants noticed it, then the contestant who picked the coin had to go to the jail and will be released only after Bigg Boss further instructions and the coin had to be kept at the same place where it was originally found.
During the task, Thamarai Selvi emotionally fell down on Abhishek Raaja’s feet as he said everyone was working hard to save her. Abhishek was also seen tricking Isaivani and a few others to grab a coin. After getting the coin, he handed it over to Niroop, who was in jail. He also appeared challenging Raju Jeyamohan that he can create rift between him and Akshara. Later, Abhishek confessed that he remains close to Priyanka to gain more attention. He also revealed that he fought Imman Annachi and others for the same reason, to which Imman said that it was a very cheap tactic.
On weekend episode, host of the show Kamal Haasan warned Abhishek Raaja for playing a nasty game. During the Pancha Thanthiram task, Abhishek Raaja had a lot of heated discussion with the other housemates and tried to manipulate and trigger others.
Last week, Abhishek confirmed Kamal that he hadn’t seen Bigg Boss at all, but Kamal observed he had been using technical words which only those know, who have seen the show. Abhishek replied that he has only seen promos featuring Kamal Haasan. He also added that he would go to any extent for a game. Over which Kamal Haasan said, “You don’t have to say that. We know by now that you are trying to impose your will on others. As far as I know, you want to be in center, dictate terms and manipulate people.” After that Kamal also asked Niroop and Raju that if Abhishek influences other people, to which they both agreed. Kamal warned Abhishek by saying that he was crossing the line.
However, Abhishek was eliminated in the 3rd week from the Bigg Boss show of season 5, revealed on Sunday, 24th October 2021. Contestants who earned special coins during the task, volunteered to share the coins and save him. But Abhishek declined and said that he won’t be able to play the game after knowing the public opinion.
Later, Bigg Boss clarified that the coins can be used only when the housemates are given the opportunity to use it. After leaving the Bigg Boss house, Abhishek came on the stage, where he said Kamal that he thought he would be among the top 5 contestants. Kamal praised Abhishek’s good analytical sense and judgement about others. At the end, the host gave him advise to be ‘afraid’ of his own anger and rather learn to control it.