On Sun TV’s month-old reality show Sun Naam Oruvar, Tamil film celebrities help those in need by working regular jobs for a day and raising money. Hosted by actor Vishal Krishna, the show began with actor Karthi as the first guest, followed by Keerthy Suresh, Soori, Andrea Jeremiah, Jiiva and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar. A production venture of actors Nanda and Ramana, it is a remake of the Telugu show Memu Saitham which aired on Gemini TV.
The show has celebrities turn into “common folk” for a day and earn money to help the underprivileged achieve their dream.
Actor Karthi, who is also one of the producers of the show, raised money for 15-year-old Felix who lost both his hands in an accident while working at a building construction site. Karthi, who frequently visits colleges for cultural programmes, was tasked with making dosas and selling them at an institution. The actor earned about Rs 6 lakhs. Felix was recently given two prosthetic arms bought with the money.
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Felix has been given two prosthetic arm with the skin colour matched to improve the quality of his life. @VishalKOfficial @Karthi_Offl#SunNaamOruvar #AnbaiVidhaippoma #SunTV pic.twitter.com/IypH8AodnH
— Sun TV (@SunTV) November 11, 2018
In last Sunday’s episode, Vishal welcomed actress Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, who helped a physically-challenged child. She accepted the challenge posed by Vishal, made sugarcane juice and sold it. While on the show, Varalaxmi was asked whether she was ready to enter politics. Varalaxmi said that she is ready to contest the polls if people are ready to vote for her.
ஓடி விளையாட நேரம் இருந்தும் ஓட முடியவில்லை, இந்த ஏழைக் குழந்தையின் மனக்குமுறலை மாற்ற #SunNaamOruvar உடன் இணைகிறார் வெள்ளித்திரை நாயகி @varusarath வரும் ஞாயிறு இரவு 9:30 மணிக்கு உங்கள் #SunTV-யில். @VishalKOfficial pic.twitter.com/Bqv1XoNDUg
— Sun TV (@SunTV) November 7, 2018
Since actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan began hosting Bigg Boss Tamil, many Kollywood celebrities like Vishal, Shruti Haasan, Prasanna and Varalaxmi have turned hosts for reality talk shows. Varalaxmi’s talk show Unnai Arindhaal which airs on Jaya TV focuses on social issues while Prasanna’s Soppana Sundari is all about finding the dream girl from a bunch of models. Shruti’s Hello Sago seems to be about finding the “true friend” of popular celebrities.
Other stars who had ventured out into the world of reality shows include Sarathkumar in Kotteswaran, Suriya, Prakashraj and Aravind Swami in Neengalum Vellalm Oru Kodi, Ramya Krishnan in Thanga Vettai and Kushboo and Simran for Jackpot.