In an unexpected turn of events, Kamal Haasan has opted out of the ongoing OTT version of Bigg Boss Tamil, Bigg Boss Ultimate and his exit has taken the fans by shock. Bigg Boss Ultimate, the 24*7 streaming show kickstarted in the last week of January and three weeks have passed so far. Though the show has the likes of popular contestants like Vanitha Vijayakumar, Anitha Sampath, Julie, Thamarai, Niroop, Balaji Murugadoss, Snehan, and others, the show has fared a little lesser than the previous editions of the game.

Kamal Haasan announced his exit from Bigg Boss Ultimate through an official statement in which he cited the reasons for this unexpected development. Owing to the shooting schedule of his upcoming movie Vikram, Kamal had to bid goodbye to the ongoing season of Bigg Boss. The entire shoot of Vikram is expected to be wrapped in the next two weeks of time and the team is working towards a Summer release, mostly towards the end of April. To make the film hit the screens on time, it is important for the shoot to happen without any changes and so Kamal Haasan has made sure that his Bigg Boss commitment shouldn't affect the Vikram shoot.

Since Vikram is a multistarrer that has the likes of Vijay Sethupathi, Fahadh Faasil, Kalidas Jayaram, and others, one has to look at the availability of all the other actors as well. Tonight's episode (Feb 20) will be Kamal Haasan's last episode as the host of Bigg Boss Ultimate. However, he will return as the host of the show for the sixth season which will begin later this year. Kamal Haasan's exit has come as a big blow for the makers of Bigg Boss Ultimate who will now have to search for a new host. Ramya Krishnan had hosted the show during Kamal Haasan's absence in the fifth season, but we will have to wait for a few more days to know the replacement.