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It will be against culture if such a film is made: Varahi on Sri Reddy's film Reddiyin Diary


Tamil director and actor Varahi has raised objection to making a biopic on Sri Reddy, who has levelled allegations of sexual harassment against those in the film industry.

Manigandan KR

Telugu actress Sri Reddy's upcoming bilingual film, Reddiyin Diary, has already run into trouble.

Tamil director and actor Varahi has raised objection to making a biopic on Sri Reddy, who has levelled allegations of sexual harassment against those in the film industry.

Varahi said, "It will be against culture if such a film is made. They should not make her story into a film. If they persist with their attempts to make such a film, legal action will be taken to prevent their move. Moreover, it is condemnable that they have chosen to name the film 'Reddyin Diary'. I have already written letters to the Tamil Film Producers' Council, the Guild and the Film Chamber, urging them not to grant permission for such a title."
 
It may be recalled that Sri Reddy, who had triggered a storm in both the Tamil and Telugu film industries by levelling casting couch allegations and allegations of sexual exploitation against several top actors and directors, had threatened of dire consequences if attempts were made to either block or hinder the making of the film.

The film, which is being directed by Aladdin and produced by Chithirai Selvan and Ravi Devan, will be a bilingual in Tamil and Telugu. It will focus on the issue of casting couch. If one is to go by what the film's producer Chithirai Selvan says, the film will feature some incidents that will be inspired by incidents in Sri Reddy's life.
 
"Actresses who look for opportunities in the film industry are sexually harassed. I have disclosed my experiences in this context. The film, Reddiyin Diary, will focus on this issue of casting couch which is against actresses. I play an important role in this film. We will shine the light on cheats in the film industry who pretend to be good samaritans," the actress had said about the film.

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