The news that Namitha’s manager has ‘absconded’ and remains untraced after taking a few lakhs, which was Namitha’s fee for having taken part in a cultural programme in her native place Surat, has sent shock waves in Kollywood.
Namitha, the once-favourite ‘dreamgirl’ of Kollywood, put on oodles of weight and slowly slipped out of reckoning. She doesn’t have any film on hand in Tamil or Telugu but continues to reside in Chennai, hosting reality dance shows on the telly and taking part in cultural programmes in educational institutions and inaugurating jewellery stores and textile shops.
She was reportedly asked to dance at an event in her native Surat recently. A high fee was said to be fixed for Namitha’s participation in the event. Namitha rehearsed hard and performed the at event after which the payment was made to her through her manager.
The event organizers had invited Namitha in the past also and it never struck Namitha that she might not get the payment from her manager.
When she got in touch with the manager, his cell-phone had been ‘switched off’ and he remained out of bounds, making it clear that he had absconded with the amount. Later, speaking to newspersons about it, Namitha said “It was a huge fraud committed on me; I only wish my co-actresses in the industry to remain watchful and avoid such things in future!”