The recently busted flesh trade scam has taken Telugu industry by storm. Kishan Modugumudi alias Sreeraj Chonnupatti (34) and his wife Chandra (31) were luring Tollywood actresses to the US in the name of giving shows and were then pushed into prostitution. The couple has also been accused of harassing the victims. Kishan is reportedly a businessman in the US and has co-produced a few films in Telugu.
It is revealed two top actresses are the target. Out of the five names of the victims mentioned in the complaint, two are top Tollywood actresses from Bengaluru and one from Chennai.
Sri Reddy, who had protested against the casting couch in the industry also revealed that she was approached by the same couple. Speaking to News 18, Sri Reddy made a revelation that how even she was approached by the same couple. She said “They will arrange visa and everything else for you. Artists are paid anything between $1000 and $10,000, depending on their popularity.”
Other than her, Sanjjana Galrani, who rose to fame with her role in Dandupalya 2 had also spoken up on the flesh trade scam. With every new revelation, the casting couch controversy is really horrifying.
Now, fresh reports reveal Anasuya Bharadwaj was also one who was approached in 2016 by the NRI couple who ran the racket.
According to a report in DNA, the actress said, “I haven’t visited the United States for a long time. I attended an event with music composer Devi Sri Prasad way back in 2014. In 2016, Sreeraj contacted me from his American number, asking me to attend a Telugu association event. I was uncomfortable with the way he spoke. He was talking about making a commitment. I refused to attend the event. Despite my refusal, he put my picture on poster. I tweeted saying I have nothing to do with the event.”