The Osmania University JAC withdraw Support to Sri Reddy, The #MeToo movement in Hollywood has had an impact in the Indian film industries too. More female actresses have started speaking up about the kind of sexism and harassment that they face in the film industry. Telugu actress Sri Reddy’s controversial comments on the existence of ‘casting couch’ in Telugu Film Industry has created a lot of buzzes.
Sri Reddy revealed the names of film celebrities (Sekhar Kammula, Abhiram Daggubati, Viva Harsha, Kona Venkat, VV Vinayak, Koratala Siva) who exploited her and later cheated her in the name of film offers. Later when Sri Reddy did not get any support from Film Industry, she decided to intensify the protests further and went to Osmania University for the support of the students.
Sri Reddy who also blamed Chief Minister KCR, and Chandra Babu Naidu for not responding on the issue, had also targeted Jana Sena President and actor Power Star Pawan Kalyan. Finally Sri Reddy got the support from Women Organisations and NGOs. She also got a boost when Osmania University JAC pledged support for her.
Her protest saw other junior artistes come together and speak up against sexual harassment but the top women stars of the industry are either silent or have denied that they’ve experienced any kind of sexual harassment. Sri Reddy also abused Pawan Kalyan and showed middle finger in front of cameras.
The controversial actress Sri Reddy has not made any friends in the Telugu film industry with her explosive allegations. Recently during the media interaction, Rakul Preet Singh said that the Telugu film industry was very good and that nobody had ever misbehaved with her. Later Manchu Lakshmi also defended the industry. Top stars Anushka Shetty and Nayantara have stayed out of the debate.
Jeevitha Rajasekhar on Tuesday organized a press meet and slammed Sri Reddy and social activist Sandhya for their allegations. She has reportedly filed a police complaint against Sandhya Naidu for making ‘personal remarks’ and ‘baseless allegations’. Now Finally (OU) Osmania University JAC withdraw Support to Sri Reddy.