After Sri Reddy staged a semi-nude protest against casting couch and exploitation of women in Hyderabad. MAA President Shivaji Raja said the committee, comprising senior actors and filmmakers of Telugu film industry, would look into the complaints of sexual harassment.
The rights body took suo motu cognizance of media reports about the allegations raised by Ms Reddy and a lack of grievance redressal mechanism for women in the film industry.Ms Reddy created a stir by resorting to strip protest against casting couch in Tollywood in front of the office of Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce here on April 7.She also questioned the Telangana government and MAA on the absence of a Committee Against Sexual Harassment.
Last Night in Maaha TV debate program, Shreya, and Srivaani along with Sridevi and other artists participated in the sensational issues of producer Vakada Apparao. Character artists revealed the dirty secrets of producer Vakada Appa Rao while exposing his cheap behavior with women. Sri Vani claimed that Vakada Appa Rao is a womanizer and he seduces young girls. Many character artistes said they were asked for nude videos by producers. Cine producer Vakada Apparao responded and condemned the sexual harassment allegations on him while claiming that the women artists are taking revenge on him for not giving roles. Sri Reddy said this is not the end and she will continue her fight.
But when the discussion was going on, producer Vaakada Aparao came in Telephone line with the Maaha TV. He denied the allegations of character artists. He said he never asked for sexual favors.
Kathi Mahesh demanded the arrest of the producer Appa Rao who is very close to mega family and associated with big budget movie like Khaidi No 150 and Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy.
Sensational film maker Ram Gopal Varma also took to Facebook and wrote, “I am deeply shocked with the horrific reality of Vaakada appa rao and every civilised persons hearts should go to his sexual victims and I implore upon the authorities to take immediate notice of his terrible atrocities.”
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