Though it was shocking to the core, we are left in a confusion whether to believe Sri Reddy’s accusations or not after what transpired when RGV gave her wrong advice. However, that doesn’t pull the curtain down on the casting couch issue as it is quite obvious that the menace is quite prevalent in the film industry.
Of late, we have got to hear the harassment story of lady lyricist Shreshta who opened up to narrate the incidents she had faced in the industry because she is a female. She was wrongly guided to give away the sexual favours which she denied and in the process has to stay away from the industry for a few months, even.
Shreshta was recognised and lauded for her work in blockbuster films like ‘Pelli Choopulu’ and ‘Arjun Reddy’. The female lyricist narrated incidents when a producer’s wife wanted her to satisfy her husband’s sexual desire and a female director wanted Shreshta to attend a grand party in Goa because someone wanted Shreshta.
It’s alarming to know that some females are also responsible for the propagation of casting couch.