Karmala Modex and playback singer Anuradha Paudwal. (Photo Credit: File photo)
A newborn baby is handed over to her foster parents when she was just four days old. As the girl grows up, one day she comes to know who is her biological mother and starts searching for her. Not only it sounds like a Bollywood potboiler, but it has links to the film industry.
A woman, Karmala Modex who lives in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram, has claimed that popular playback singer Anuradha Paudwal is her biological mother. The 45-year-old has filed a complaint in the district family court, demanding the singer to pay her Rs 50 crore as compensation as she denied her a livelihood that was hers by birth.
The woman told The Indian Express that she was handed over to her foster parents Ponnachan and Agnes in 1974 because the singer didn’t want to raise her. It was only recently that her father revealed that her lineage on his deathbed.
Karmala has also claimed that as soon as she got to know the truth, she tried to contact the national award-winning playback singer but didn’t get any response.
She added that she tried to get through her entire family but all her efforts went in vain and she was left with no option but to take the legal route.
In her statement to the daily, Karmala said: “I was told that I was four days old when I was handed over to my foster parents. Ponnachan, who was posted in the Army in Maharashtra at the time, was friends with Anuradha. Later, he got a transfer to Kerala.
She also said that her foster mother Agnes was unaware of the truth herself, adding that she was raised as the fourth child of her foster parents.
Karmala is herself a mother of three and besides the demand for Rs 50 crore, she has also asked for the right of a percentage on any sale of the assets belonging to Anuradha Paudwal’s husband, Arun Paudwal. Karmala has decided that she will seek the help of a DNA test in case her financial demands are not met by Anuradha and her husband.