Actress Sri Reddy has been quite vocal about the ‘exploitation’ of actresses in Tollywood. In order to protest against the casting couch practice in the industry, the actress had even stripped. Following her bold act, Sri Reddy was denied an MAA membership which is mandatory for working in Telugu films. However, things got sorted but her protest against the casting couch didn’t end there. Now she has come up with another tactic to draw all the attention on her. This time she has targeted Mahesh Babu’s recently released film, Bharat Ane Nenu, which is earning huge at the Box Office.
Sri Reddy took to social media to share her thoughts on Mahesh Babu and his recently-released film, Bharat Ane Nenu. She called the political drama as an overrated film. “The average film has now become a huge hit because of Mahesh Babu’s stardom,” she wrote in Telugu.
She further posted, “Worst direction and he has written a story without content. They have also turned Mahesh Babu into an expressionless actor.”
However, she deleted the post later for the reasons known to her.
Last month, director Koratala Siva had found himself in the news for all the wrong reasons when Sri Reddy leaked some ‘romantic chats’ with him on social media.
When the director was asked about the same, he refused to speak anything about it. He said that he will address the allegations later as he is currently focusing on the release of Bharat Ane Nenu.
Later, he chose to react to the controversy through a video message. He had said, “I was travelling to Mumbai and Chennai and was shocked to see screenshots with my name circulating on social media. I want to clarify a few things. I am always against casting couch. I have worked with a lot of actors and technicians. They know how much I respect them.”
On a related note, Sri Reddy has stated that she will file a defamation case against all those who trolled and abused her on social media while supporting Janasena chief and Tollywood actor Pawan Kalyan.
Sri Reddy lambasted the Movie Artist Association (MAA) for coming in favour of Pawan Kalyan than talking about the casting couch issue. The actress was accompanied by High Court advocate MK Kalanidhi and two other character artistes, including Sona Rathore.