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Pawan Kalyan Booked For Allegedly Using ‘Doctored’ Sri Reddy Video To Target News Channels

Telugu actor-politician Pawan Kalyan has been booked by the Hyderabad Police for allegedly defaming the Telugu news channels TV9, ABN and TV5.


The complaint was lodged by Telangana Union of Working Journalists (TUWJ) member, G Rajesh. In his complaint, he has accused the chief of Jana Sena Party and his fans for using forged electronic record with the intention of cheating and harming the reputation of TV9 and its CEO Ravi Prakash, reported The News Minute. 

The complaint stated that though TV9 had muted the abusive word said against him by actress Sri Reddy, the actor had tweeted a false video without censoring the word, implying that the channel had committed this felony.

According to the Deccan Chronicle, on Wednesday, another complaint was registered with the Central Crime Police Station in Hyderabad against Pawan Kalyan by the manager of the ABN Andhra Jyothi news channel, claiming that the media house was “being targeted with forged evidence”.

It all started when Telugu actress Sri Reddy spoke about the prevalence of casting couch in Tollywood.


Pawan Kalyan was asked at a press conference to comment on the whole controversy around Sri Reddy. He had said that she should go to police, instead of talking to TV channels and sensationalising the issue. He also said he regularly takes the law into his hands when women on his sets are harassed. The press conference was attended by Sri Reddy along with other women junior artistes from the industry and were not happy with his “advice”.

Unamused by his response, Sri Reddy goes on a roll abusing Pawan Kalyan on live TV, with videos of her calling him madharch*dh doing the rounds.

A horde of Pawan Kalyan fans relentlessly troll and abuse her on social media, issuing rape and death threats. Later, Ram Gopal Varma stated that it was him who had instigated Sri Reddy to speak against Pawan Kalyan and he also issued an apology.