Actress Shalu Shamu who rose to fame with the film ‘Varutha Padaadha Vaalibar Sangam‘ as the lead Sri Divya’s friend and as Parotta Soori’s love interest. She was later seen in ‘Mr.Local’ as Asha too. In an interactive session with her social media followers, Shalu made a shocking confession. She confessed that while auditioning for a Vijay Deverakonda film, the movie’s director asked her to sleep with him to grab the role.
Here’s what she posted:
She wrote, “Even I have Come Across #metpp but I don’t wannt complain regarding Tis coz I know to handle myself as an grown up kid:) incase if I complain wat is the use ? Do you think the opponent party goint to accept it wholeheartedly?? Crazy. [sic]” The actress further added, “Very Recently I got an approach from a famous Director to sleep with him to get a chance in his new movie with Vijaydevarkonda !!! #STOPWHERETHEYSTART.”
In a series of tweets, Chinmayi announced how she knew her career would get jeopardised soon after she rallied for the #MeToo movement where she spoke about facing sexual misconduct from noted lyricist Vairamuthu and shared other peoples’ stories on the same. That was when the #metoo movement gained momentum down South.
In what is being regarded as a shocking overturn of events, singer and dubbing artist Chinmayi Sripada had been removed from the dubbing union, run by Radha Ravi as well.
However, Chinmayi never stopped fighting. She is slowly getting to be an inspiration to many women who find it very hard to open up about misogyny, sexism or any violence against them.