Sri Reddy’s shocking revelations about casting couch took the Telugu film industry by storm. Slowly, other character artistes joined hands with Sri Reddy and exposed the dark secrets existing in the industry.
Now, lyricist Shreshta, who had worked in Arjun Reddy and Pelli Choopulu, is the latest one to open up about casting couch. In a recent interview, Shreshta revealed that even lyricist are being sexually exploited.
She disclosed that the wife of a producer asked her to meet the sexual demands of her husband. In another instance, a woman director that a person wanted to propose her and had apparently arranged a lavish party for it in Goa. When she refused, she was threatened by a man. “I was helpless. I warned them strongly and left the industry for a few months,” she said.
She further added, “I had to postpone my career because of a few bad experiences. Many people have openly suggested to me that I won’t be able to make a name for myself in the industry only with my writing. I have learned over the years that it’s not just men but also women who unabashedly perpetuate such things.”
It has been several months since Sri Reddy came out in the open with her casting couch experiences and it looks like she doesn’t want to stop. Her latest target is actor Nani who is said to have taken advantage of her and a lot of other girls.