Rakul Preet Singh is receiving a lot of backlash for her rather innocuous comment. At a time when actresses are calling out the harassment and discrimination that they have faced, Rakul Preet at an event held by the Movie Artists Association said that she never had to face issues as far as casting couch is concerned. She further said that in the four to five years that she has worked in the Telugu film industry, “not a single person has tried to act funny” with her.
Reacting to her comments, Telugu actresses Madhavi Latha and Sri Reddy accused Rakul of lying. Madhavi Latha said that instead of denying the issue, Rakul should create awareness. She also said that her denial probably stems from fear of losing out on opportunities.
Sri Reddy, who recently in her interview with The Times of India said “won’t rest till CM KCR puts an end to sexual exploitation of actresses in Tollywood”, also slammed the actress for her comments. She also said that could even reveal the names of Telugu filmmakers who were guilty.
Incidentally, the press event was held by the Movie Artists Association to condemn the comments of television anchor E Sambashiva Rao of TV5 News. On the show, the anchor is seen asking Telugu actor-director Posani Krishna Murali about the “brokers” and “whores” in the Telugu film industry.
Since then many actors and actresses have slammed the anchor who later apologised for his comments.
This guy should be ashamed of calling himself a journalist ! Abusive language n categorising actresses?? Reallyyy?? Is this what we sell in the name of debates ?? This is heights of stooping so low !! #GetALife https://t.co/cA0uLlj6YI
— Rakul Preet (@Rakulpreet) March 25, 2018
Its shameful And disgusting, and not talking abt just this video, been seeing such videos quite a lot these days.. some ppl are trying to find different ways of disrespecting women, this way or the other.. https://t.co/fMeSUNZGSY
— LAVANYA (@Itslavanya) March 25, 2018
Hope he has a mother and sister … if only I see him I will break his fuc*in jaw … if anyone see’s him do the same … Start Respecting Women .. https://t.co/ZI6jEA9R7y
— Manoj Kumar Manchu❤️ (@HeroManoj1) March 26, 2018