By: Settu Shankar
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Pimp Kannad Prasad said that actor Vijay Kumar helped him in getting contacts of leading actresses in the early nineties. This is the latest information that has been extracted freom Kannada Prasad about the prostition racket in the Tamil Film Industry. The immediate reaction of Kollywood's biggest stars was to zip up because anything they do or say can prove fatal to their careers, their reputation and their image in the Industry. Kannada Prasad, the only pimp having a countrywide network with VVIPs, leading actresses and models was arrested by the Chennai Metro Police Team, the head of which is Joint Commissioner Jangit. These events have taken Kollywood by storm in the past few days.
According to the police, Kannad Prasad had started his pimping business with Ambika, who was the top most artists in the 80s. Prasad told the police that actor Vijay Kumar only introduced her to him and he arranged for her to a top film producer. After few weeks, Ambika's sister Radha also had a place in Prasad's diary. Later, the Malayalam sisters acting pair becoame a huge source of income for Kannada Prasad and the pimp's political contacts grew. Both these sisters had ruled the film industry for more than a decade. These events dug for Prasad a hole in the Tamil Film Industry that was very deep. It was enough to Prasad to establish his roots as deep as possible enough to get the entire female acting prowess of the Film Industry on his list. Actresses on his list were the likes of Swathy, Gumta and, Rakshitha.
According to Prasad, he used vijaykumar's house many times to complete all his transactions. vijaykumar has 4 daughters. His first daughters Geetha made her debut under Director P.Vasu's direction in Cooli. As soon as she came to know of the dirty dealing in the film industry,she opted for married life. His second daughter Vanitha acted in her first movie, Manickam, with Rajkiran. After few flops, she got married with an actor, Akash. Their relationship is said to be on the rocks over the past year. Akash, her husband, has stated that he does not approve of Vanithas friends and lifestyle. A divorce has been proposed from both sides of the family. But Some of their friends persuaded them from getting divorced.
vijaykumars third daughter, Preethy, has acted in a few average films and finally married and settled down with Director Hari. Now Sridevi, the 4th daughter of Vijayakumar, is still in the feild. Sources said that Prasad is having strong links with these actresses except the first one - Geetha. Weekend parties held at Vijaya Kumars residence is well known in Tamil film circles. Top actors would all get together there...what happens further one need not mention. A source says that Prasad was also a regular visitor to these parties. He is alleged to have brought more people to these parties from his contact list.
Amidst all these things, Babu, the PRO known as Diamond Babu, reacted to Kannada Prasad's statement. According to him, he doesn't know any body by the name of Kannada Prasad. Since he is a busy person in the field, it is possible that such a person could have met him in his office, he said. To add to the speculation, he said that he has never encouraged anybody involvd in prostitution.