Actress and dancer Rima Kallingal announced that curtains are coming down on Mamangam studio, which is run by her. The dance studio that has put up several productions was a well-known art joint in Kochi.
Rima herself took to her social media page to announce the shutdown. Thanking one and all, she wrote, “I have decided to close down the Mamangam studios and the dance classes wing after the corona fiasco hit us. It was a labour of love and there are so many memories associated with this place. The high energy dance classes, dance rehearsals, film screenings, workshops, flood relief collection camps, debates and discussions, shootings, everything will always echo in all our hearts. I would like to thank every single one person who has stood by me in putting this place together.“
It was in 2014 that Rima set up her Dance institute Mamangam in Kochi.
Many celeb friends of Rima responded to her post expressed concern for her.
Poornima Indrajith was among the one to respond first. She said, "To let go is the most difficult act for us humans. Today Rima, you’ve outdone yourself by showing the courage to break free from what weighs you down!! You have empowered yourself with this act of self love!! More power to you , I love you."
Singer Saynora Philip wrote, "Mamangam will def be missed for sure. But Rima, you are the light, and u know that. More and more mamangams on its way dear!"