Pune: Small-time Tamil actress Caroline Mariya Asan was arrested in a prostitution case from a five-star hotel in Viman Nagar here last evening, police said on Sunday.

"We laid a trap and sent a decoy customer. Caroline is quite popular in Chennai. She has played heroine in movies-'Rain', 'Wadachalam' and others," Senior Inspector (Crime Branch) Bhanupratap Barge said.

According to him, the actess had done modeling assignments for diamond and textile companies in Chennai and Bengaluru.

A case has been registered against her at Viman Nagar police chowkie and her manager and film studio owner M Rajkumar (32) has also been arrested, Barge added.