Even ardent fans of Oviya would say now, 'Initially I thought she was acting'. The snippet where she was seen asking for Banana to the camera was not positively received by everyone then. She did receive negative comments for her clothings too. She might have used camera to talk to the viewers, I don't disagree that. But she wasn't the only one who did that. E.g., Harathi was seen talking to fans many times, 'Makkale paarunga... Rendu plates wash panradhukkulla back-pain-nu poidraanga. 1 hour treadmill-la oduraanga!!'. I agree I loved Oviya's don't-care attitude when I saw her doing cute expressions in front of camera. She could have had some fans here and there for her cuteness alone initially- but if that alone they liked she would hardly have any fan now. The real connection she established with viewers was not because of talking in front of camera, but because she didn't change/polish her behavior despite of being in front of camera. She is true to heart, and she believed in herself - so 65 cameras or even 600 cameras wont affect that. I am not going to bore with the details of it. During her last days she had no one to talk to, one particular day whole house avoided her and she was seen crying in confession room, she could have very well talked to camera and gained sympathy. That time she cried to Gayathri, a person who Oviya knows hates her to the core - Ippo nenachaalum my eyes would well up! From your posts I have seen you quote many references to rare books, so I am really surprised you could bluntly put down Oviya's popularity to just Camera connection.