Casting Couch: Sri Reddy attack on Manchu Lakshmi

Casting Couch: Sri Reddy attack on Manchu LakshmiThe Telugu actress Sri Reddy  stripped herself in front of the Movie Artistes Association (MAA)’s office in Hyderabad to protest against the alleged trend of “casting couch” in the Telugu film industry recently. Her bold move created lot of buzz.   The actress alleged Abhiram Daggubati, the son of Telugu producer Suresh Babu, of sexually exploiting her. She also named writer-director Kona Venkat and Koratala Siva’s name  to the issue.  Now the actress is getting great support from the people.

After abusing Jana Sena President and actor Power Star Pawan Kalyan, Sri Reddy  slammed Manchu Lakshmi Prasanna.  Speaking about the depleted chances for the Telugu actresses and the character artists in Telugu film Industry, she claimed that only those four families are ruling the industry and are not letting the others to get opportunities in movies, modeling and TV shows taking  Manchu Lakshmi as the reference. Sri Reddy  flared on another bad practice in film industry, which is buying and influencing awards. She alleged that the awards are also controlled by the 4 big families of TFI giving no scope for recognition of talent.

Lakshmi Manchu, who is also the vice-president of Movie Artistes’ Association, has been also targeted on social media for staying quite over the same. Usually, the actress is quite vocal when it comes to speaking up on the issues of women but her silence on Sri Reddy’s issue asks many serious questions.

Lakshmi Manchu recently  condemned the Kathua rape incident. She tweeted, “Asifa was kidnapped, drugged, held captive, brutally raped over days and then murdered. My heart is bleeding and I’m infuriated. Bring those evil people to justice. #Kathua #Unnao.”

A female user on Twitter asked Lakshmi Manchu, “What is the point in tweeting on this issue when you cannot offer a single comment to your colleague from ur own industry? Whether #SriReddy is right or wrong is a secondary issue, but u should have at least said if she is innocent she needs to get justice…is it so difficult?.”

One Twitter user also wrote, “stop acting in real life also You people support your four so-called tollywood biggies. And act by keeping these things and doing Philanthropic activities on screen. There will be a day, god will definitely put an end to all these and protect us. Hopefully [sic].”