Actor Sanjjanaa Galrani recently accused director Ravi Srivastava of making her uncomfortable by forcing her to do one of the scenes in her debut 2006 film Ganda Hendathi. The actress in a long Facebook post stated that she was asked to do only one kissing scene before signing the film but later, the director added multiple scenes which was not comfortable doing it. A week later, the director in a press conference reacted to the allegations. Ravi Srivastava called it a publicity stunt and said that Sanjjanaa is misusing the #MeToo campaign.
Director Ravi Srivatsa said, “Sanjjanaa was never ill-treated or anybody of us misbehaved with her. She was treated with due respect at every point of the film. We had scheduled shooting for 21 days in Bangkok, which was also informed to her earlier.”
He further added, “On October 14 Sanjjanaa had invited me to her birthday celebrations, which was scheduled in a five-star hotel, but on October 17 she passed these allegations. I remember Sanjjanaa had also asked me to do the remake of Jism 2, where she is ready to act.”
Ravi also told the reporters that she is giving time till Friday to the actress to apologize. “I have proof of what she did and I will release that accordingly. I had also informed her since the beginning that it was a remake of Murder and she had agreed,” Ravi told reporters.
Now, the actress lashed out at the director Ravi Srivastava by calling him jobless. The actress said, “Ravi Srivastava is a flop director. He is jobless and is sitting at home. He has directed three films. I have acted in 45 films. Ravi Srivastava has said he paid me 2.5 lakh for the film. He gave me only 1.5 lakh. Now my pay is 10 times more. As far as my tax returns are concerned, I have filed returns and have never hidden any wealth.”
She added, “It has been 12 years since I acted in Ganda-Hendathi. Ravi Srivastava has had his payback. He has not worked since that film because of what he did to me. God ensured this. As far as Ravi Srivastava bringing up my father, he never liked the fact that I work in the film industry. Not when I acted in my first film, not now. That is not his concern. If you see the uncensored version of the film, you will realise what kind of shots were taken. Only 20% of the film was left after all the censoring.”