Me Too movement surfaced in India through Tanushree Dutta’s allegation against famous actor Nana Patekar who is known among Tamil audience through the films “Theeratha Vilayattu Pillai and “Kaala” respectively. This led to many women in the news media, Indian films, and even within the government to speak out and bring allegations of sexual harassment against a number of men.
Women in South India started trending MeToo, since popular singer and dubbing artist Chinmayi Sripaada accused poet Vairamuthu for sexually harassing her 16 years back. Following that many women kept on accusing the predators in their workplace under the hashtag #MeToo. The hashtag created waves across the world to an extent, Twitter made a separate emoji for it.
To our shock, a young supporting actress in Tamil cinema has revealed that she has been approached by a director to sleep with him to get a role in his upcoming movie with Vijay Devarakonda. Shalu Shamu who has a huge fan following in social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter has revealed it through her Instagram story while answering to one of her follower.
Shalu Shamu is an actress who has appeared in Varutha Padatha Vaalibar Sangam movie as the heroine’s friend was last seen in Mr.Local in a small role. Going by the report of Indiaglitz , a follower asked Shalu about the MeToo movement. In his question he asked “Are you affected by Metoo ?? Only so I think you get so less chances for being straight forward” to which the actress replied that she was indeed approached by a Vijay Devarakonda movie’s director. “Even I have come across #MeToo I don’t wanna complain regarding this because I know how to handle myself as an grown up kid”she wrote.
She further added that there is no use complaining it as the one who approached would never accept it wholeheartedly. She also mentioned that he is a famous director with the hashtag “STOP WHERE THEY START”
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There is no doubt that MeToo movement has given the much-needed courage to many women to speak up and tell about those perverts who have sexually harassed them at some point in their lives.
Vijay Devarakonda rose to fame through the low budget movie Arjun Reddy and is now having handful of movie and considered as one of the top hero in South Indian film industry. He debuted in Tamil industry with a movie named “NOTA” and currently he is awaiting for the release of his Dear Comrade movie in which he paired up with Rashmika Mandanna.
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