After the ‘Casting Couch’ episode that Shruthi Hariharan exploded in a meet came before the print media on Monday morning for an obvious aftermath reaction for which she was well set to. Shruthi Hariharan was speaking after the muhurut of ‘Nathicharami’ at Sri Dharmagiri Manjunatheshwara temple premises.
I stand by what I have said – one case in Kannada and two producers in Tamil wanted me to accept for the ‘Pre Requisite’ demand that I have turned down. There were reactions for my explosion but one reaction of Samyuktha Horanadu co actress in Kannada cinema was interesting informed Shruthi Hariharan.
On the pertinent question whether she would reveal the names of such callers, she said it is the middlemen who operate for fulfilling the ‘pre requisite’ but I do not disclose the names of any of the producers.
Why? Every crime has punishment you would say, Shruthi Hariharan replies that the artists especially female who worked in such producers would get affected. I should think on it. It is my responsibility to not reveal the names. On why she revealed the issue now, Shruthi stated that a stage has to come in life to make statements. I think I have responsibility of my own now to alert my colleagues and budding artists.
How long such things should continue Shruthiji? A clap is possible from two hands. I have seen such ‘casting couch’ coming down. On my front I have the idea of mooting all likeminded colleagues and having a meeting on this issue.
Has the offers dropped after such explosion? Some have reacted that I should not have told such things. I have told with very strong intentions to protect my colleagues. It was an issue of five years ago. I had a good hit ‘Lucia’ and such offers did not flare up again.
I have not got repercussion on my career so far from such explosions. Last year I had 10 films, this year I have half a dozen .