Recently, Telugu actress Sri Reddy took a bold move when she chose to strip protest outside the office of the Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce at Hyderabad’s Filmnagar. She has claimed to have been sexually exploited by many producers and directors.
In her waging of the #MeToo movement in the industry, Sri Reddy has disclosed evidence by sharing photographs and Whatsapp conversations with a few top personalities of Tollywood, including Abhiram Daggubati, the son of producer Suresh Babu, and brother of Bahubali actor Rana Daggubati, Viva Harsha, Kona Venkat, Koratala Siva, Sree Ram Chandra and others.
After Sri Reddy, now Telugu actress, Sandhya Naidu, spoke about the humiliation and exploitation she faced in this film industry. The actress said, “Most of the characters I get are that of a mother or an aunty. They call me ‘amma’ at the shooting spot in the morning and ask me to come and sleep with them at night. One of them asked me what I was wearing and if it is transparent.”