During a press meet organised by Sri Reddy, actor Sandhya Naidu opened up about her tryst with sexual harassment and said that many in the industry call her ‘amma’ but make indecent advances towards her. She added that once a person even went to the extent of asking her if she was wearing something transparent.
“Most of the characters I get are that of a mother or an aunty. They call me ‘amma’ at the shooting spot in the morning and ask me to come and sleep with them at night. One of them asked me what I was wearing and if it is transparent,” added the actor.
This is a shocking revelation and it is bound to ruffle a few feathers. In case you did not know, casting couch in Tollywood has become a keenly debated topic because of the actions Sri Reddy. A few days ago, she had stripped in public and claimed that many producers/directors ‘exploit’ local girls and then refuse to give them work.
“They see the (intimate)videos and give no roles. They have even asked for live nude videos from me. That is the extent to which they go to take advantage of women who seek role. They give roles to actresses imported from Mumbai or others places, whereas we local girls are only sexually exploited on the promise of being given roles,” she had said.
Following the protest, she was barred from MAA and also asked to move out her rented accommodation. However, following the NHRC’s intervention, the ban was lifted. Sri Reddy has also been in the limelight because of her war of words with actor Rakul Preet. The Kick 2 star had denied the facing casting couch in her career. And, for some reason, this did not go down well with Sri Reddy who accused her of playing it safe in order to avoid missing out on lucrative offers.