The Tamil Nadu assembly spent almost a day on debating whether the government should impose a dress code for actresses, after seeing the way Namitha and Shreya dresses at public functions. The debate has been started by PMK Chief whip Velmurugan (who is appeared as an actor in recently released film Vazhthugal!) during the motion of thanks to the Governor's address launched a broadside against Tamil television channels, including Chief Minister M.Karunanidhi's family run 'Kalaignar TV', "had been airing vulgar and explicit programmes, which tempts younger generation as to chose the wrong path".
He was referring to Namitha's wardrobe in the popular dance show Maanada Mayilada on Kalaignar TV, where she is the main judge for the programme. He also criticized actress Shreya's 'inappropriate' and intentional attires at various events including the recent Shivaji-200 days function attended by Chief Minister M Karunanidhi.
The PMK, MLA's ire was targeted at TV channels owned by politicians which he said was "portraying women in poor light". The Electricity Minister Arcot Veerasamy said that no dress code could be enforced through a law. The Minister further said, "They are in the show business. We can't enforce anything regarding dress code on them. All that we can do is to advise them to be appropriately dressed for the occasion, that too attended by in the occasions VVIPs like CM or Governor".