The Movie Artistes Association (MAA) lifts ban against actress Sri Reddy
Since the last few days, Sri Reddy has been making headlines for ‘exposing’ information and protesting against the evils of casting couch that are prevalent in Telugu film industry. From naming popular celebrities such as writer Kona Venkat to Rana Daggubati’s brother, Abhiram Daggubatinews – Sri Reddy didn’t hesitate in taking the names of those who promised her roles but instead ‘used’ her. She also voiced her views on how even the A-list actors have been forced to compromise at some point in their careers to get a role in a film. After she lashed out against popular personalities in the industry, the actress even stripped in public create awareness. Following this, the Movie Artists Association (MAA) decided to cancel Sri Reddy’s membership, stating that they condemn her behavior.
However, in latest developments, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) sent notices to the Information and Broadcasting ministry and Telangana government calling for a detailed investigation on her claim. Soon after, the Movie Artists Association (MAA) decided to lift the ban on the actress. The MAA also lifted the restrictions on its members against acting with the actress.
After the #Metoo campaigner allegations, The Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce (TFCC) has announced that it will set up a sexual harassment panel to address issues in the future.
This serves as a victory for Sri Reddy who has been fighting for the cause of women in the Telugu film industry.