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The second season of Bigg Boss Malayalam has been cancelled as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across India. On Tuesday, Endemol Shine India, the makers of all versions of Bigg Boss, shared a statement announcing the suspension of “administrative and production department until further notice.”
''This is a temporary suspension aimed at contributing towards efforts of minimizing the spread of COVID-19 and to comply with all the safety and precautionary measures suggested by the Government. These measures have been taken in an abundance of caution and the company has not experienced any confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the organization. During these challenging times, we appreciate the understanding of our employees, partners, crew, and artists. We urge everyone to be safe and ensure necessary health measures,'' the statement further read.
Meanwhile, reports suggest that the recent weekend episode of Bigg Boss Malayalam season 2 was shot in an empty studio with host Mohanlal and limited crew presence.
Recently, Bigg Boss Malayalam season 2 was in the news after a case was filed against ex-contestant Rajith Kumar in Nedumbassery Police Station. Recently, the popular contestant was evicted from the show. Following his return, hundreds of people thronged to the Kochi International Airport violating the regulations put forth by the airport officials due to Coronavirus outbreak.
A case was registered against 79 people on Monday at Nedumbassery Police Station. Reports reveal that the case has been registered under three sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC)143 (Unlawful Assembly), 147 (rioting), 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in the prosecution of common object), 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and 283 (danger or obstruction in public way or line of navigation) of the Indian Penal Code. Reports claim that the police have arrested 13 people in the case, whereas Rajith Kumar has absconded.