February 2, 2005
Namitha, the upcoming actress in the Tamil
industry has an air of confidence and
attitude as she promptly finishes her
takes before the camera. Off-camera she
is very reserved and many think that she
is rude. In an hour long interview to
Behindwoods she talked frankly about her
aspirations in the film industry.
Do you feel that doing only glamour-doll
roles will take you far in your career?
I give importance only to the story of
a movie. If the script demands that I
play the glam girl and the director is
convinced then I have no problem. That
is why my roles in Engal Anna, Maha Nadigan
and Aei have been successful.
How did you get to act in Aei?
While doing Engal Anna, the producers
of Aei approached
me and narrated the story and my role
in it. Since, I liked it I accepted the
offer with both hands.
What do you think are your plus points and minus
I am a gourmet and drool on good food. I don’t
have specific choice of cuisine and but like to
indulge in different varieties. I also like to
hit the hay whenever I can. Being in the film
industry and having to watch my figure, I guess
both of these are my minus points. I am an open-hearted
person and cannot lie to anyone. I guess that
is my greatest plus.
How are you going to withstand the competition
with many new heroines coming to the field?
Let me make one thing clear. I am here because
the fans want me to. I shall always have a special
place in their hearts. As long as I get to do
good roles, my position in the industry is secure.
I am willing to do a variety of roles. Some roles
are in fact tailor-made for me. Thus, no one else
can take my share of the cake. Similarly, I believe
that healthy competition is good.
Which hero do you like the most?
I am a great fan of the Pop Singer Henrique Iglesias.
As for Tamil heroes, I respect all of them and
don’t have a choice.
Tell us about the most unforgettable event in
In 1998 I won the Miss Surat title. It was totally
unexpected. In 2001 I came third in the Miss India
event. Now I am a well-known actress with a bagful
of roles. It all seems like a dream.
Do you like the Tamil film Industry?
Oh, I love it. I have had the chance to work with
leading artistes since my debut. The environment
is so professional and everybody is sincere in
their work. I feel part of a large family. My
co-stars encourage me and have taught me so many
things. I am thankful to God for getting the opportunity
to work in the
Tamil film industry.
Now Namitha, tell us, who is this person with
you always with the name Bharat Kapoor?
I request you all to let me have my privacy. I
am open to any criticism in my acting. But, please
leave my personal life alone. I cannot answer
What are your hobbies?
I am fitness freak and work out whenever I can.
I watch a lot of television. I am also an ardent
lover of Nature and like traveling to enjoy new