CASTING CONTROVERSY: Popular director lashes out at Meera Mitun
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 12:47 PM
Model turned actress Meera Mitun has become a highly popular name across Tamil Nadu after participating in the recently-concluded third season of the hit Tamil reality TV show, Bigg Boss. One of the most controversial names to come out of the Bigg Boss house, Meera Mitun had a few days back announced on her Twitter page that she was ousted from the upcoming Tamil film, Agni Siragugal, and was replaced by Akshara Haasan. Being produced by T. Siva under the Amma Creations banner, Naveen has now responded to Meera Mitun’s allegations saying she was never committed to the project while adding that the actress had herself informed the press and media regarding her casting despite him choosing not make any big fuzz out of the situation.
When Meera then tried to confront Naveen and call him out, the acclaimed director tweeted out saying she should consult a doctor and concluded stating he will no longer respond to her accusations. Agni Siragugal stars Arun Vijay, Vijay Antony and Shalini Pandey in the lead roles and is progressing at a brisk pace with filming expected to wrap up soon with an announcement regarding its theatrical release expected to come out officially.
"This year they took the tool to tarnish my image": Meera Mitun lashes out
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 07:38 PM
Model turned actress Meera Mitun became a household name after her entry into the recently-concluded third season of the hit Tamil reality TV show, Bigg Boss. One of the most controversial names to come out of the Bigg Boss house, Meera Mitun has now taken to her Twitter page to reveal that she was the first choice for a role in Moodar Koodam director Naveen’s upcoming film, Agni Siragugal, which has Arun Vijay and Vijay Antony in the lead roles under T. Siva's Amma Creations banner. She added saying she was replaced by Akshara Haasan while adding that she feels it to be a pity that she is blocked from finding work in Tamil Nadu despite being a Tamilian while getting projects both on the national and international level. Meera Mitun continued saying she isn’t allowed to post any of her works on social media and stated that certain individuals are intent on tarnishing her image. Check out her tweets below:
Apart from modeling, she has ventured into acting as well and has starred in the critically-acclaimed hit, 8 Thottaakkal and Suriya’s Thaanaa Serndha Koottam as actor Kalaiyarasan’s wife while also being seen in a vital role in the action drama film, Bodhai Yeri Buddhi Maari, which came out a couple of months back. As for her next film, she awaits the release of the long-delayed, Graghanam, in which she will be seen alongside Krishna, Chandran, Nandini Rai, and Karunakaran.
Sandy trolls Meera Mitun - new fun Bigg Boss 3 promo
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 03:23 PM
The third and final promo for tonight’s episode of Bigg Boss 3 is now out and shows former contestant, Meera Mitun, who has now re-entered as a guest on the show, practicing meditation while Sandy is shown observing her closely. We see Sandy making attempts to understand Meera in her meditative state, which eventually comes off as poking fun at her. Mugen too is seen joining in along with Sandy with the two then imitating Meera Mitun’s meditation actions, which eventually wakes her up and leaves her quite surprised at what they were doing. Meera is then seen unable to control her laughter while walking away from Sandy and Mugen. It is well-known that Meera is one of the most debated contestants to appear in Bigg Boss 3 and had been surrounded by several controversies while being part of the show. The Bigg Boss 3 finale is set to take place later this weekend with Sandy, Mugen, Losliya and Sherin set to battle it out to emerge as the winner.
Check out the new Bigg Boss 3 promo along with screenshots of the contestants below:
"I experienced a lot from Meera Mitun in that period": Popular actress issues statement
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 06:21 PM
Up-and-coming actress Shalu Shamu’s name hit headlines when she made a shocking revelation a while back regarding a casting couch experience saying a popular film director had called her to sleep with him for a role in Telugu superstar, Vijay Devarakonda’s film. Shalu Shamu has previously starred in films namely Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam, as Sri Divya's friend, in Tamizhuku En Ondrai Azhuthavum as Sathish's pair, in Amala Paul's Thiruttupayale 2 including a minor role in the Sivakarthikeyan and Nayanthara starrer, Mr. Local. That said, Shalu Shamu took part in an interview with Galatta in which she has revealed she’s signed up for two projects among which include Seema Raja director Ponram’s next film, which she hopes will prove to be a breakthrough for her from the usual staple roles he goes on to land. Furthermore, she goes on to talk about Bigg Boss 3 in which she was initially billed to be a participant and was eventually replaced by model turned actress Meera Mitun regarding whom she now states she had known for a period of three months.
Shalu Shamu states, “I came to learn quite a lot about Meera Mitun during a three-month period we spent time together apart from having known about for well over a year. I felt that in itself was a long period and after that there was no touch. I understood about her during that 3-month period and experienced quite a lot after which I put a dot to our association,”.
Check out Shalu Shamu's complete interview below where she goes on to talk about Bigg Boss 3:
"If you touch my family...": Meera Mitun lashes out at press meet
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 04:00 PM
Model turned actress Meera Mitun became a household name after appearing as one of the contestants on the ongoing third edition of the Tamil reality show Bigg Boss. Prior to her stint on Bigg Boss 3 and after her elimination from the show, she has been a subject of major debate especially with the number of controversies that are surrounding her. Numerous allegations have been raised by a popular event manager named Joe Michael of late across various social networking platforms. With the accusations against Meera Mitun gaining more steam, the Bigg Boss 3 star had in a press meet now addressed the long-standing controversy between her and Joe Michael where she stated, "I have to remind everyone here how this entire controversy started. It was me who had first filed a complaint against Joe Michael and, Ajith Ravi is the person behind all this commotion. They now claim a FIR has been filed on me just as they previously said that they filed other cases against me; all of which my lawyer has quashed,".
Meera Mitun then continued saying, "I came across Joe Michael’s statements he had made on various media platforms and I have been in extreme emotional pain since then. I want to ask whether or not this will lead to depression and what if I committed suicide? They can say anything they wish to about me, but they have been threatening my mother and brother as well. Goons have been coming to my house and threatening them. If you touch my family, they will soon get to know who I am. I have a special message to all those who speak negatively about me - achieve 10% of what I have done and then stand up to me and talk,".
Check out Meera Mitun at the press meet in the video below:
OFFICIAL: Meera Mitun replaced after controversy - check out by whom!
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 06:05 PM
Model turned actress Meera Mitun has become a household name across Tamil Nadu after her appearance on the hit Tamil reality TV show, Bigg Boss. One of the most debated names on Bigg Boss 3, there has been considerable talk about her actions during her stint on the show. Meera Mitun, who was evicted from the show a few days back, had come under scrutiny after she had raised allegations against director Cheran for inappropriately touching her during one of the tasks the housemates were all performing together. In the midst of this, there was a raging controversy outside the Bigg Boss house surrounding Meera Mitun and her prior actions that she had conned a few beauty pageant aspirants under the guise that she was producing the Miss South India show. That said, the present Miss South India producer Ajith Ravi has now issued an official statement on video saying Meera Mitun, who was crowned as Miss South India 2016, has been dethroned from the title.
Ajith Ravi stated the reason Meera Mitun has been stripped off from the title is because of various complaints he has received over the past one year, which includes lying about her age and marital status. However, the main reason they have decided to take away the Miss South India 2016 title from Meera Mitun is because of the police complaint raised against the Bigg Boss 3 star alleging she had cheated a designer by taking Rs. 50000/- for which they have received the receipt of the police complaint. He then concluded by saying the title has now been given to actress and supermodel, Sanam Shetty, who will be carrying it forward from this point on. Incidentally, Sanam Shetty is the girlfriend of another Bigg Boss 3 star, Tharshan Thiyagarajah, who is an actor hailing from Sri Lanka.
Check out the clarification by producer of Miss South India Ajith Ravi regarding Meera Mitun being dethroned from her title below:
"I'll sell my kidney to bring Meera Mitun out...": popular star requests Bigg Boss
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 05:45 PM
Among all the topics that are widely being discussed among fans and on social networking forums is the hit Tamil reality TV show, Bigg Boss, which is at present well into its third season for well over a month now. With Bigg Boss 3 already turning out to be a hit, celebrities too have been sharing their views on their favorite contestants. Now, popular choreographer Sathish Krishnan, who has also acted in films like Unnale Unnale, Vaaranam Aayiram and Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada to name a few, has expressed his displeasure at Meera Mitun's action after the third promo of Bigg Boss was released a while back today, in which we are shown how she is arguing back and forth with the rest of the housemates. Sathish Krishnan, in a tweet, stated he would gladly sell his kidneys for any price to get Meera Mitun out of the Bigg Boss house.
The ongoing season of Bigg Boss 3 has seen plenty of intense drama already and model turned actress Meera Mitun has been a highly controversial name in the show with fans putting across their two cents on her actions and words. Ever since Meera’s entry, the show has no doubt benefited in its TRP ratings and it remains to be seen how much farther she can keep carrying on.
Mohan Vaidhya kisses Meera Mitun - Bigg Boss 3 controversy video
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 01:10 PM
The third season of Bigg Boss has already connected with the masses, thanks to its controversial content. We see constant arguments and emotional moments between the participants. The names which mostly hit the headlines on a regular basis include Vanitha Vijayakumar, Abhirami Venkatachalam, Meera Mithun, Madhumitha, Mohan Vaidhya. On that note, last night's episode was indeed a debatable one for the netizens. Through the promos, we had seen an argument popping between Meera Mitun and Kavin over a task.
Mohan Vaidya asked Meera to stop arguing and respect people for their age. He added not to initiate unnecessary conversations that would end up in an argument. The tone of his words was definitely loud and hard, and it put Meera into an emotional zone. She was later seen crying in the next scenes and fellow housemates were consoling the actress. Later, she went inside the house and that is when Mohan Vaidya decided to explain the situation to Meera.
He held Meera's face in his hands and told her that it was an emotional spark of a father-like person and added that he told that only for her own good. He also said that he likes and treats everyone equally. Apart from these, he stated that he never likes to scold a girl child and would never do that. To console her, he hugged and kissed her on the cheeks. Sandy and Tharshan were also near Mohan and Meera when this happened.
This has indeed created controversy among a section of audience who seemed to have been shocked by Mohan Vaidhya's act. Though it was an affectionate one, a section of people didn't like it. The netizens have been sharing their reactions through memes and posts and this incident has been going viral on social media. For now, check out the review of yesterday's episode that has been exclusively updated on Galatta's YouTube channel: