The Tamil audience was finally introduced to the 16 contestants of Bigg Boss 4 Tamil, yesterday (Oct 4), and the next 3 months is going to be complete fun, filled with a lot of laughter, entertainment, emotions, and ofcourse, controversies. The sixteen contestants who have been sent inside the house include Rio Raj, Sanam Shetty, Rekha, Balaji Murugadoss, Anitha Sampath, Shivani Narayanan, singer Vel Murugan, Aranthangi Nisha, Ramya Pandian, Samyuktha Shanmuganathan, Suresh Chakravarthy, Super Singer fame Aajeedh, Gabriella Charlton, Som Shekhar, Jithan Ramesh and Aari. The list has a good mix and it is going to be interesting to see how these people approach the game. The first week is going to be very crucial as that would form their first impression among the audience.

Rio seems to be an interesting choice and it looks like he is a potential replacement for Kavin of last season. Rio’s friends and well wishers have been sending their wishes through social media. Actor Anbu Thaasan of Black Sheep team who played an important role in Dhruv Vikram’s Adithya Varma took to his Instagram page to post a video of Rio Raj hugging everyone in the Black Sheep team before going to Bigg Boss house. This light hearted video will definitely put a smile on your face.

Rio made his silver screen debut as an actor with Black Sheep team’s debut film, Nenjamundu Nermaiyundu Odu Raja which was produced by Sivakarthikeyan. Rio shares a very good rapport with that team and that is evident through this new video. Similarly, popular video jockey Anjana Rangan also wished Rio on this new journey and added that her fullest support in this season would be for him. Anjana tweeted, “En full support en nanbanukku dhan!! @rio_raj adichi thookitu vaada andha title’a!! #BigBoss4Tamil”.

Talking about Rio, he made his acting debut with the Vijay TV serial, Kanaa Kaannum Kaalangal: Kallooriyin Kathai. Following that, he became a video jockey and worked with Sun Music and that gave him the initial breakthrough. Later, Rio made his debut as a lead actor with the Tamil serial, Saravanan Meenatchi (Season 3) and it made him reach the masses. His silver screen debut was Nenjamundu Nermaiyundu Odu Raja which released last year. He is currently awaiting the release of his next film, Plan Panni Pannannum which is directed by Badri Venkatesh of Baana Kaathadi fame. Rio's popularity in Bigg Boss might give a good mileage to Plan Panni Pannannum. For now, check out the video shared by Anbu Thaasan below: