Actress Namitha is known for her glamorous roles in films like Aai and Chanakya over the years. This sex siren of South Indian is all set to don the khaki for the first time on screen in upcoming Tamil-Telugu-Kannada trilingual Ilamai Oonjal (IO). The buxom beauty is all excited about her role in this film. She is extremely happy to steer away from monotonous roles she has been doing for a long time.
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Talking to IANS, Namitha told, "It was a conscious decision to play a cop role. I'm excited as well as happy because in a very long time, I have got an opportunity to do something different. The director even offered me one of the heroines' roles in the film, but I refused because I wanted a challenging role."
The actress says that she has done a few action scenes for Ilamai Oonjal. Directed by Harirajan, Ilamai Oonjal is getting ready for release soon. Namitha added, "I don't think I want to do any glamorous roles anymore. I don't mind strong character roles as well. I'm glad I got this opportunity to play a cop. I managed to pull off some stunt sequences as well in the film. I think this will be my best part so far in my career."
Over the years, Namitha has also featured in a few item numbers across Tamil, Kannada and Telugu industries. However, Namitha has done lot of workouts and followed a strict diet regime to prepare for her role in Ilamai Oonjal, which features her toned down body.