Kannada actress Suma (29), who has appeared in several Kannada movies and serials, was arrested along with another Lakshmi, on charges of prostitution.
The narcotics wing of the Central Crime Branch arrested both the actors for running the racket.
Based on a tip off, a police team raided a hotel on West of Chord Road and arrested the duo and two other pimps red-handed. Suma has worked in movies like Sandalwood and Arbhata in supporting roles, and was being paid Rs. 20,000 by Lakshmi every day to entertain clients.
"Lakshmi used to arrange the client and the room and would escort Suma to and from the points (sic)," Assistant Commissioner of Police R Lakshman said.
Lakshman said besides movies, Suma has acted in Kannada soaps like Rangoli, Mangalya and Baduku. Lakshmi has also acted in many TV serials.
The police said that the duo wanted to make a quick buck, and have been in the profession for many months.
"The accused have been booked under the Immoral trafficking Act and remanded to judicial custody. The police are also looking for another pimp identified as Ravi, who managed to escape during the raid," Lakshman added.