Director seeks sexual favours from actress to get movie alongside Vijay Deverakonda
Kollywood actress, Shalu Shamu, has made some shocking revelations during an Instagram conversation with her followers on casting couch she faced. Shalu has claimed that the director of an upcoming Vijay Deverakonda film asked her to sleep with him to get a role in the flick. However, the actress didn’t mention the name of the director.
On being asked whether she also had a #MeToo story, Shalu admitted that she had gone through similar experiences but she wouldn’t complain as she knows how to handle herself, reports India Today.
“Very recently I got an approach from a famous director to sleep with him to get a choice in his new movie with Vijay Deverakonda (sic),” the actress said.
“In case I complain, what is the use? Do you think the opponent party is going to accept it wholeheartedly? Crazy world (sic),” she added.
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Shalu, who is a trained dancer, was recently seen in the movie “Mr Local” and also acted in films like Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam.
Before Shalu, many well known personalities of the south film industry had levelled sexual harassment against many leading celebrities; singer Chinmayi, writer Leena Manimekalai, Tess Joseph, and Divya Unni are among them.
The #MeToo movement had gathered steam last year with a number of women speaking about sexual harassment at workplace and outed their alleged tormentors.
Several celebrities including actors Nana Patekar, Alok Nath, filmmaker Subhash Ghai, author Chetan Bhagat, singer Kailash Kher and Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu are among the few who were called out by their alleged victims.
(With Agency inputs)