A video clip of a news debate on a Telugu news channel has been doing the rounds, where the anchor of the channel is seen having a rather heated discussion with Telugu actor-director Posani Krishna Murali. In the video, the anchor, Sambashiva Rao, asks the actor about brokers in the film industry.
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— Telugu360 (@Telugu360) March 24, 2018
SSR: “In your cinema circle, are they no brokers? Before getting into politics, shouldn’t you eradicate all this?”
“Who’ll tell us who are there in cinema? Despite being educated, there is not a bit of decency in them.”
Actress Lakshmi Manchu, this morning, shared the video and slammed the news channel for demeaning actresses on air.
NO ONE can use such words generalising & labelling women, no matter what. Targeting actresses, will be least tolerated by our fraternity. I condemn this & won’t let this go easy. #GetALife than gaining publicity by speaking derogatorily towards the women of the industry. https://t.co/PgD4C3dNrM
— Lakshmi Manchu (@LakshmiManchu) March 25, 2018
According to Telangana Today, a woman has lodged a complaint with the Jubilee Hills police in Hyderabad against the TV5 anchor and the actor for saying derogatory things about women. Meanwhile, Telugu360 reports that a complaint under Section IPC 509 has been filed.
Representatives of Telugu film industry have given a complaint at Jubilee Hills police station on TV5 editor Samba Siva Rao for addressing women of film industry in abusive language during a live debate with Posani pic.twitter.com/7DlAgGVaRv
— idlebrain jeevi (@idlebrainjeevi) March 24, 2018