Actress Strips Naked In Public To Protest Against Casting Couch

A movie actress stripped topless in public in protest at a ‘MeToo’-style casting couch culture in the local film industry. Police arrested Sri Reddy after she staged the stunt in the city of Hyderabad, in southern India’s state of Telangana, home of the country’s Telagu, or ‘Tollywood’, cinema industry. Ms Reddy took off most of her clothes in a car park outside the Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce until she was topless with her arms folded across her bare breasts.Actress Strips Naked In Public To Protest Against Casting Couch 1She said that she had resorted to the protest after making allegations of sexual exploitation against certain filmmakers without naming them. Ms Reddy alleged that many producers and directors demanded nude photos and videos from actresses competing for film roles. Onlookers and journalists in the conservative country, where public nudity is a taboo, were shocked by her protest.Actress Strips Naked In Public To Protest Against Casting Couch 2But Ms Reddy said: “All my parents’ shame has gone. I have taken off all my clothes. No family will be happy with this. But I have removed all my clothes and I am standing on the road in front of so many men. But I am not thinking about my family. I am thinking about girls. We have to do naked video calls. We have to take photos of our breasts and private parts and send. Don’t you elders feel ashamed to send messages like that? Heroes. Big stars. You fight on screen like big stars and you send messages like this. Don’t we know how you are in person?”Actress Strips Naked In Public To Protest Against Casting Couch 3Dua Lipa demands New Rules for society in wake of Me Too movement And she challenged officials to come out and deny her allegations. She said: “They don’t come out because they are afraid of the proof I have. I still say the Telugu film industry is my family. I can reject them if they deny me justice.”Actress Strips Naked In Public To Protest Against Casting Couch 4Ms Reddy said her protest was also aimed at the Movie Artists Association (MAA) for denying her membership despite her acting in a number of films. And she demanded that Telugu girls be given roles in Tollywood films, saying that 75 percent of roles should be reserved for local actors.Actress Strips Naked In Public To Protest Against Casting Couch 5 Actress Strips Naked In Public To Protest Against Casting Couch 6 Actress Strips Naked In Public To Protest Against Casting Couch 7 Actress Strips Naked In Public To Protest Against Casting Couch 8 Actress Strips Naked In Public To Protest Against Casting Couch 9Photo Credit: Getty

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