DELHI: Telugu actress Sri Reddy, who stripped herself in the front of the Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce, has said that she was forced to have sex with the son of a ‘top producer’ of the Telugu film industry, the India Today digital reports.
Elaborating the incident of her sexual exploitation by the perpetrator, Sri said, “He used to take me to the studio and he used to f**k me. He is the son of a top producer who is ruling the Telugu film industry. He used to force sex (on me). He would ask me to come to the studio and I said I will go only to talk, not for any sexual act. But after going there, he used to force (me to have) sex.”
“I am a victim. One of the producers’ sons used me in the studio. Studio belongs to the government; they have assigned the property to the guy. Why is the government giving studios?” she questioned.
However, the aspiring actress didn’t reveal the name of the harasser and said that she would come out with his name at an appropriate time.
“I will provide photos also. That is my Brahmastra,” she told the website.
She said that studios were commonly used to exploit actresses. “Studios are the safest place to use for sex. Big directors, producers and heroes use studios as brothels. It’s like a red-light area. And it is the safest place because no one will come inside; police also will not check, and the government is not taking this as a big issue,” she said.
The 34-year-old actress went semi-nude in Hyderabad on Saturday as a mark of protest alleging casting couch in Tollywood and and demanding that more roles be given to native Telugu actresses.
However, her brazen act did not go down too well with the Movie Artistes Association (MAA), who banned her and threatened to suspend any member who worked with her. The artistes’ body said that the actress wouldn’t never get its membership.