Namitha Pramod
Namitha Pramod in "Ningalkum Aakam Kodeeswaran"Facebook/ Asianet Global

Actress Namitha Pramodh, who tasted brunt of social media users after her appearance in popular television show "Ningalkum Aakam Kodeeswaran" has now responded to comments against her.

The actress got the tag of "Pavanagalude Alia Bhattt" (Poor man's Ali Bhatt), after she stumbled in answering the first question, which was based on popular movie "Bangalore Days" directed by Anjali Menon.

After the episode, the actress was abused by online users by commenting on her IQ level. But Namitha has taken the incident quite lightly and is hardly perturbed by the response in social media. She said that criticism is the easiest thing to do.

"It's fun to watch all the criticism flying around and it's definitely the easiest thing to do. Many think that celebrities are given the answers to questions on such shows prior to the episode's shoot, but in my experience, there was no such distinction between celebrity participants and others. Moreover, I was quite tense as I stepped in to participate in the show, with the whole ambience, music and light. It took me some time to get into the groove." Namitha told The Times of India.

The actress said she is like Alia Bhatt, who also faced similar attack from online media users after her episode in popular show "Koffee With Karan" in which she mentioned Prithviraj Chauhan as the President of India.

"Alia Bhatt is the youngest heroine in Bollywood and I like her as well," she added. "It's only when you are in a similar situation that you will understand how tough it can get to face questions in the limelight.'Ningalkum Aakam Kodeeswaran's' tagline is about a single question and answer changing your life. I guess that's exactly what happened in my case too."

"Ningalkm Aakam Koddeshwaran" is the Malayalam version of the popular show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire". The Hindi version "Kaun Banega Crorepathi" is hosted by Amitabh Bachchan and the Malayalam version by superstar Suresh Gopi.