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Casting Couch Is Everywhere: Throwback To When Samantha Addressed An Important Issue!

A sensational revelation that shook the core of the South Indian film industry and what did our favourite superstar have to say about it?

The South Indian film industry was taken aback when actress Sri Reddy accused big names in the Telugu film industry for sexual exploitation and involvement in various casting couch cases. While many celebrities came out with their own experiences, some chose to stay mum about the topic itself. 

One of the many bold actresses who were not afraid to speak up about the unsavoury experience was Samantha Akkineni. In a throwback interview Samantha had said that the casting couch practice was prevalent in every industry and not just the film industry. 

The actress spoke up about the incident and said “Not only in films, casting couch is there in every industry. I can’t comment about each and everyone’s virtue or qualities. There will be a few black sheep. But I am working in Tamil and Telugu industry for the last eight years. My first film was a hit and I didn’t have much of a struggle.”

The oh baby actress further added ,“I honestly believe from the bottom of my heart that there are lots of good things in the film industry. I have met the most beautiful and helpful human beings in this industry. That’s why I want to continue working in the industry even after I give birth to a child. It is good to note that the government has formed a special cell to look into complaints of sexual exploitation.”

It is truly inspiring to see that Samantha does not shy away from sensitive topics in spite of achieving the top level of stardom.  On the professional front, Samantha is shooting for Kaathuvaakkula Rendu Kadhal alongside Vijay Sethupathi and Nayanthara directed by Vignesh Shivan. She also has an untitled next with actor Prasanna directed by Game Over fame Ashwin Saravanan.

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