Bigg Boss Saravanan who got eliminated from the Bigg Boss S3 show was recently conferred with the prestigious Kalaimamani Award 2019 - an award given by the Tamil Nadu Iyal Isai Nataka Mandram to honour the excellence in the field of arts and literature.

It came as a shock for everyone that the award was given following the sexual harassment allegation towards him - where the actor confessed to harassing girls in busses during his college days.

In a recent interview, actor Saravanan opens up about receiving this honour. Even though the actor didn't reveal a thing about his Bigg Boss journey, yet he made another shocking revelation this time!

Yes, the actor revealed that his political influence helped him get the award.

"I met the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha in the year 2014 and told her that I've yet to receive the Kalaimamani Award, and she assured that she will take care of it. Now after her death, the current CM has fulfilled her request," he said during the interview.

Is this how talents are recognised in the industry nowadays?

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