Indian actress strips to protest against couch casting, offers sex for roles in films

By Moniba Ali

(Pak Destiny) Outrage on social media after an Indian film actress stripped to protest against producers and directors for casting couch.

Telugu actress, Sri Reddy, in protest of casting couch in the film industry stripped herself to protest at the office of the Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce at Hyderabad’s Filmnagar on Ssaturday.

According to TOI, Sri Reddy alleged that she was sexually exploited by many producers and directors. She claimed that she was also denied membership of the Movie Artistes Association (MAA) despite having acted in three films.

She  alleged that several people in the industry demanded obscene pictures from her in exchange for roles in movies. “They saw the videos and gave no roles. They have even asked for live nude videos from me. That is the extent to which they go to take advantage of women who seek roles,” she said.

Sri Reddy came to the film chamber in a salwar kameez and started stripping down to her under garments in front of the public. “This is the only way I can think of expressing my grief. Since I got no roles despite exposing myself to several people in the film industry, the only way I can protest is by going nude publicly,” she said.

“They give roles to actresses imported from Mumbai or others places, whereas we local girls are only sexually exploited on the promise of being given roles,” she said.

This is the situation in the Bollywood but no body seems to care about. But this phenomena is not limited to Bollywood but to the Hollywood and Bollywood too. Actresses need to raise voice against it to end this practice. – Pak Destiny

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