Even as the third season of Bigg Boss Tamil, the popular reality TV show is currently underway, Tamil audiences, it appears, have found their muse for the season. The second contestant to enter the Bigg Boss house, Sri Lankan news anchor Losliya Mariyanesan, has won hearts for her non-combative and supportive attitude.
Much like Oviya from the first season of the show, Losliya has garnered an online 'army' of supporters who have been extending their virtual love to her inside the house. Less than two weeks since the show began airing on Vijay TV, multiple social media accounts with thousands of followers have cropped up in support of Losliya.
#Losliya பொன்மொழிகள் about #BiggBossTamil3— Losliya Army (@LosliyaArmy) July 3, 2019
1. இங்க இருக்கிற யாரையும் உங்களால் திருப்திப்படுத்த இயலாது.
2. யாரயும் திருப்தி படுத்துவதற்காக நாங்க வரல.
3. இது ஒரு விளையாட்டு.
4. நீங்க உண்மையா இருங்க உங்களுக்கு என்ன தோணுதோ அத மட்டும் செய்ங்க.
5. நீங்க நீங்களாகவே இருங்க. pic.twitter.com/8E98Spp4k9
While Oviya's personality was carefree and assertive in the first season, Losliya has stayed away from serious conflict, choosing instead to mingle with all those in the house. Where Oviya's popularity surged after she dared to tell fellow Tamil actor and contestant Ganja Karuppu to 'shut up' ("Neenga shut up pannunga", to be precise), Losliya has been making waves for her dance moves and expressions. In true Tamil fanboy style, she has already been dubbed an 'angel'. The housemates even dedicated an anthem to her!
#Losliya anthem Sung by #kavin on today's episode @losliya_Actress @LosliyaArmy #LosliyaArmy #losliya_army #BiggBossTamil3 #BiggBoss3 #Biggboss3tamil #Bigboss3 #BigBoss3tamil #bigbosstamil3 pic.twitter.com/KQSSYOHUa8— Biggboss3.0 (@biggboss3_clips) July 2, 2019
(We should remain silent and focus on our work)
(You keep Katchatheevu, give us Losliya alone)
However, loyal Oviya fans claim that Losliya can never match up to the swag levels of the former.
Comparing Losliya with Oviya is funny. Oviya took care of those who were isolated and been there for barani and Julie like rock. Whereas I didn't see any effort being taken by Losliya so far..Oviya had a stand for every pblm in d house but Losliya..? Where is she?#BiggBossTamil3— Bhuvana Subramanian (@boonslak) July 1, 2019
#biggbosstamil3 pls do not compare losliya and oviya..oviya was bery bold.and outspoken and perfect in her defense. Losliya has gone thru a lot which i respect but except looks she has not yet proven Nything. Play the game do not play safe. U are watching game from.inside.— Roshni Sam (@sam_roshni) July 1, 2019
Why I personally think #LosliyaArmy is forced because in the case of Oviya, fan accounts started after 2 weeks in the house. Most of us knew her as she's acting for 10+ yrs, while Losliya was virtually unknown. How can you become fan of someone so fast ? #BiggBossTamil— BBoss_Addict (@obsesrver) June 30, 2019
Born in Kilinochchi in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka, Losliya was raised in Trincomalee. She works as an anchor at Shakthi TV, the island nation's first Tamil television channel. Interestingly, the channel also airs Tamil programmes from Sun TV and Vijay TV. Soon after her entry into the Bigg Boss house, the warm and genial Losliya's old news videos have garnered thousands of views.
In the Bigg Boss house, contestants are woken up by peppy songs each day and Losliya's 'kuthu' moves have captured the imagination of not just the Tamil audiences but the usually envious housemates too.
However, her biggest 'angel' moment came when she crooned the "Kannamma" song from the film Ispade Rajavum Idhaya Raniyum. Interestingly, the movie stars actor and playback singer Harish Kalyan who was also a Bigg Boss contestant previously. Harish even tweeted a fan version of the song, edited to feature Losliya, and said that she was winning hearts.
(With inputs from Ravichandran N)