Tollywood actress Sri Reddy has once again made some explosive statements over casting couch controversy in the industry that has been going on for past few months. Sri Reddy has shaken the entire industry with her allegations. The actress had even stripped in front of the Telugu Film Chambers building to protest against casting couch existence in the industry. Sri Reddy, in an event conducted at Lamakaan on Sunday, once again spoke about sexual harassment. Actress Apoorva and academic-activist Sujatha Surepally were also present at the event.
“Almost all Tollywood directors have asked for sexual favours. Most actresses are not coming out and saying this aloud fearing for their reputation and career. There is sexism even in pay. If an actor is paid Rs 10 crore, actresses will get hardly a crore,” Sri Reddy said speaking to TOI.
On the other hand, Sujatha Surepally said, “People say that sexual harassment happens everywhere. Actors are looked upon as icons, but they remain silent during any untoward incident, which needs to be changed.”
Meanwhile, many celebrities have come out to put their opinions forward over the issue. Recently, Ram Charan came forward to express his thoughts. An entertainment website quoted him as saying, “I am not talking particularly about her (Sri Reddy). But overall, to hear this word anywhere, in any industry – whether in politics or business industry, doesn’t sound right to anyone. Nobody would encourage it, especially when I have five of my sisters in the same field, I would personally not want to pursue it or witness such a disaster in the industry.”
A few days back, Sri Reddy took to social media and posted a cryptic message accusing Telugu actor Nani of sexual harassment. She has also accused him of ‘showing hell’ to a girl for the whole one day.
She wrote, “U act very well in the real life also..on screen also natural..U look natural..but that’s ur mask..U always says that u struggled in your life,but thatz the emotional hatyachar to the people..you always play super drama in front of the people..big heroes are better in front of u,who has their parents grand parents support..all they are well mannered and well disciplined.. learn from charan,mahesh babu,jr.ntr such a great co stars..they dnt have ego at all..and u have lot of attitude..U can’t respect small directors who r upcoming,such a bad attitude u got that u r succeed..U got a kid recently great congratulations ..but be careful in your life,bcz u used so many girls vag.nas.. girls are still crying who f**k..d by u badly..but remember god always will be justice side..might be takes time to punish..but u wl suffer. (sic)”