One of the busiest actors in the country at present, 'Makkal Selvan' Vijay Sethupathi is attached to several projects gearing up for their releases among which include Mani Ratnam's anthology Navarasa premiering on Netflix on August 6 in which he will be appearing in the 'Ethiri' segment, followed by Seenu Ramasamy's Maamanithan, late director S. P. Jananathan's Laabam, Kadaisi Vivasayi under Kaaka Muttai fame M. Manikandan's direction, and his Bollywood debut Mumbaikar directed by cinematographer Santosh Sivan, which incidentally is an official remake of Maanagaram. The National Award-winning actor also has in his lineup films like the recently-launched Kamal Haasan and Fahadh Faasil-starrer Vikram under Lokesh Kanagaraj's direction, Vetri Maaran's Viduthalai, Sun Pictures' tentatively titled VJS 46, Vignesh Shivan's Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kaadhal, Delhi Prasad Deenadayal's Tughlaq Durbar, veteran filmmaker R. Sundarrajan's son Deepak Sundarajan’s directorial debut Annabelle Subramaniam with Taapsee Pannu, the multilingual silent film Gandhi Talks, 19(1)(a) opposite Nithya Menen in Malayalam, while also serving as the host of the reality cooking show Master Chef Tamil, which will be telecast on leading Tamil channel, Sun TV.

In regard to Master Chef Tamil, Sun TV has been promoting the show extensively for a while now with a number of promos featuring Vijay Sethupathi, with the judges on the show announced to be reputed chefs Aarthi, Harish and Kaushik. The show, which will also be getting a Telugu version, is set to be hosted by leading South Indian actress Tamannaah Bhatia. That said, the wait for the launch of Master Chef Tamil has now come to an end as Sun TV on Wednesday released a special promo announcing that the show will be premiering on the broadcasting giant's channel on August 7 and will be telecast during the weekends between 9:30 PM to 10:30 PM. 

Commenting on the launch of Master Chef Tamil, Mr. Saravana Prasad, Founder – Innovative Film Academy, said "We are thrilled to be launching MasterChef Tamil and it is indeed an honor toroll out a milestone episode in Tamil. This international property has carved itself a niche in the GEC space and we are proud to be producing the regional adaptation. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors who have been a pillar of support in this journey of launching MasterChef Tamil and it gives us immense joy to be celebrating this occasion with them." Adding to this, Mr. Abhishek Rege from Endemol Shine India said, "MasterChef has set unprecedented benchmarks globally and I can confidently say that the regional adaptation has surpassed the benchmark in terms of production quality, content and the contestants. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with IFA to bring MasterChef in not just one but four regional languages. We are confident that this show will be an instant hit amongst millions of households." 

On these lines, Dr. Ishari K Ganesh from VELS Univeristy, said, "Today’s marks an important milestone for MasterChef and the makers, we are truly happy to be a part of this celebration. We are confident that this association will scale new heights and bring to audience a compelling watch." Lauding the makers for leaving no stone unturned in the making of MasterChef Tamil, Mr. V.M.L Karthikeyan, Butterfly, Title Sponsor for the show, said "Butterfly has a legacy in Tamil Nadu and we have always been selective in our TV sponsorships. With IFA and Endemol Shine joining hands to bring one of the acclaimed international properties to regional languages was an irresistible opportunity for us. We are happy that we joined this super team just in time to bring MasterChef Tamil to our audience and consumers." Sharing his views, Mr. Alankar Pandian, Invenio Origin says, "We are happy to be associated with MasterChef South India as an associate partner, this partnership builds a portfolio further to worldwide Audience."  

MasterChef Tamil is also set to be presented by other esteems sponsors like Dr. Santhi Duraisamy from Sakthi Masala, Mr. Nagarajan.S from Tasty Tasty and Mr. Jahanathan P from Udhaya Krishna Ghee as Co-sponsor partners. Mr. Subhash Chandra L from Sangeetha Mobiles, Dr.Harish from Sudha Hospitals and Mr. Prabhakar and Mr. Sugumar from Anil Foods. The latest Master Chef Tamil promo with Vijay Sethupathi and Tamannaah show the duo in a celebratory mode amid a colorful ambiance and can be watched below: