In a shocking development, earlier today, upcoming actor Sri Reddy stripped in front of the office of the Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce and claimed that local girls face a lot of exploitation in the Telugu film industry. She added that filmmakers prefer casting women from elsewhere and ignore Telugu girls. Justifying her actions, she said that it is the only way that she can draw attention to the serious issue.
“This is the only way I can think of expressing my grief. If I have shown myself nude to several people in the film industry and despite that have got no roles, the only way I can protests is by going nude publicly,” she added.
Sri Reddy went on to add that, like other local girl, she has been taken advantage of and not given any work in return.
“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,” added the actor.
Issuing a threat to the ‘powers that be’, she said that she would create a bigger scene if things did not improve. This is volatile situation and it will be worth watching what happens next.
Interestingly, Sri Reddy has been speaking about the casting couch for quite some time now. In a statement, she had leveled some strong allegations against a few big names. She had also lashed out at actor Rakul Preet for denying the existence of the casting couch and claimed that she was playing it safe as she did not want to lose out on offers.