Namitha, the former ‘dreamgirl’ of Kollywood, has broken quite a few hearts out there in Kollywood and elsewhere by saying that she would never get married in life.
The actress, who was once crowned ‘Miss Surat’ and who was once on top of her trade in Kollywood during the early years of last decade, slowly faded out of limelight as she put on oodles of weight and lost out on opportunities to be cast opposite frontline heroes. This happened after she starred in a film each opposite the likes of Ajith (Billa) and Vijay (Azhagiya Tamil Magan).
After starring in more than 40 films in Tami, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi, Namitha is now making a comeback in Kollywood after a considerable hiatus and after shedding oodles of weight, thanks to a weight-loss programme she attended at a fitness centre in T. Nagar. She plays an agori in her upcoming film Pottu which has Bharath, Iniya, Namitha and Manisha Yadav essaying prominent roles.
After taking part in the first day’s shoot of Pottu directed by Vadivudayaan, Namitha told newsmen that she got fed up with her glam-avatar which was on display for the past 13 years. “Let my Machchans (the term she uses to refer to her fans) get to watch me in a never-before role in Pottu which is different than the roles I have done so far. I have ‘blackened’ myself for my role in the film.
“I shall be going to Dubai shortly to apply the make-up which would keep by complexion as dark for the next three months after which I’d get my fair complexion back.
The toughest part is to star in smoking sequences in the film,” she said. “I get lots of love offers from my fans who want to marry me; I, however, feel that fans’ love is enough for me. I shall never get married in life,” she asserts.
“I reduced my weight by 23 kgs; I now stand at 73 from my earlier weight of 96 kgs. I want to reduce my weight further by 8 kgs. I’m naturally a bold girl who is not afraid of ghosts/spirits but when I got the offer to star in the horror film Pottu, I signed along the dotted lines without thinking twice,” concludes Namitha.