Raghava Lawrence responds to Sri Reddy's allegations of casting couch: Not scared to face her
Sri Reddy recently has opened up about the practice of casting couch in the south film industries, and took names of well-known artistes like filmmaker AR Murugadoss, actor, producer, director and choreographer Raghava Lawrence, actor Srikanth and more.
Now, Lawrence has revealed his side of the story, dismissing any such claims. He issued a statement in the form of a long note shared via Twitter to clarify Sri Reddy’s statements. In it, he questioned why the issue wasn't reported seven years back when Reddy claims it occurred, during the making of the Telugu film Rebel.
Lawrence further wrote that he wasn't mad at her and suggested she organise a press meet where he will give her a scene to act and some dance steps to prove her mettle. He asks that she prove her talent in front of the press first, before making claims that people in the industry aren't giving her roles for other reasons.
Hi Friends and Fans..! it’s been 13 years since my trust started... because of your support it’s running successfully. thanks for your support and blessings.
And one more thing ,
I want to clarify about Sri reddy issue👇 pic.twitter.com/to6g43Osfm
— Raghava Lawrence (@offl_Lawrence) July 29, 2018
Earlier this month, through a series of Facebook posts, Sri Reddy highlighted how members of both the Tamil and Telegu industry promised her work in exchange for sexual favours, as reported previously. Back in April, Sri Reddy sat topless outside the Telugu Film Chamber office in Hyderabad as a sign of protest against the ‘casting couch’ policies in the industry.
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Updated Date: Jul 30, 2018 13:47:12 IST