Sri Reddy had previously spoken against the casting couch issue in the Telegu industry. About 12 months ago, she had caused a stir in the industry for her bold and daring protest outside the MAA Headquaters (Movie Artistes’ Association), wherein she stripped in the middle of the road and sat down in protest, bare chested vowing not to budge until she got a solution. The actor called out several other actors in the industry on their hypocrisy in joining the #Metoo movement only in support of their friends.
“Samantha decided to speak up when her friend Chinmayi was harassed. Rakul Preet only spoke up after Tanushree Dutta caused a stir in Bollywood. But not one person spoke in support of me. The hypocrisy is damning. The saddest part about the Telegu film industry is the selective outrage of the bigwigs. They must be called out for it,” said the 26 year old.
Sri Reddy is happy with the committee appointed by the government, which includes prominent faces from the industry, including artistes like Preeti Nigam, directors like N Shankar and Tammareddy Bharadwaja and several others; and hopes that they will raise address the problems of artistes hailing from poor backgrounds.