By: Settu Shankar
Saturday, August 18, 2007
As an old Tamil proverb goes - 'Saami Varam koduthaalum poosaari kurukke nipparu'. The meaning of it is that it's easy to get God's blessing but the pundits make it impossible. This is often the rant of producers trying to get across to actors and actresses. Simbu has recently had a reason to quote the proverb when he tried contacting Namitha.
He has booked Namitha for the role in his film Kettavan. But her manager was a problem because she gave the same dates to other producers. He already got Mandira Bedi to act in his film and also got her dates. She is known to enjoy a good relationship with the actor ever since she acted in Manmadhan. She gave the actor no problem as far as her availability for the film shooting was concerned.
Now, it is the question of the second lead actress in the film. Simbu was ready to twist the story of the film to include Mandira Bedi in some way or the other - but only as long as he had the second lead role settled upon. Apart from Namitha, Sherin is also a contender for the role. She had approached the actor and asked for the role in the film promising to really show off her talents and assets.
But Namitha took quick action, not wanting to lose out on a good chance, and apologized on behalf of her manager. Does that mean that Namitha is indeed acting in the said role in the film? Only Simbu can tell us now.