Kannada actor, Avantika Shetta, has sensationally alleged that she was harassed by the producer of her next film, Raju Kannada Medium, before being thrown out of the project.
Shetty took to Facebook alleging attempts of women objectification by the producer, Mr Suresh.
She also alleged that the makers of the film did not even pay her for the work done when she was abruptly replaced by another female actor.
In her long Facebook post, Shetty asked, “Are women really safe in the film industry?” She also added, “I hope no other girl has to go through this.”
Here’s the full Facebook post of Shetty;
Although Suresh has not responded to her allegations, the actor has received plenty of support from her fans on social media.
Here are some of the reaction;
Kiran: Let us protest against that idiot
Prakash Rangaraju: Sorry for wat happend to u , no doubt u r best actress in Kannada film industry,Well plz go legal and our society should n will help u avanthika plz take care n all the best
Sangamesh Jadimath: Don’t wory sister problem cames only womens not things just be cool
Girish Koraddi: V r with u avantika …stay strong
Vaani Dt: Hi, very sad to hear this…. Watched in news channel also… Such a good actor you are…. Why do these men look at the girls only in this way??
@ Avantika : Pls don’t ever cry for such things… You are a strong woman… Face the issue with confidence… If not this movie, you ll 100 others… God bless… All the best….
In December last year, Tamil film industry was rocked by a full-blown controversy after well-known director G Suraj made sexist comments against Tamannah Bhatia, the leading lady in his latest film.
Suraj, during a media interaction, had said, “Whenever my costume designer presents my heroine in knee-length outfit, I’d ask him to cut it short. If my heroine gets angry, I’d tell her audience haven’t paid so much for nothing.
“Audiences pay money to watch the hero fight and heroines in full glamour. As a director, I don’t like to see my heroines fully clad in a sari. If we’re paying money to watch a film, we should expect Tamannaah to look glamorous. Any commercial film should have glamour.”
He was later forced to apologise for his sexist remarks.