Kannada actor Avantika Shetty accuses producer K Suresh of harassment
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Kannada actor Avantika Shetty accuses producer K Suresh of harassment

Kannada actor Avantika Shetty has accused her Raju Kannada Medium producer K Suresh of harassment. He hasn’t paid her dues too, she alleges.

regional movies Updated: Jun 06, 2017 15:20 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Avantika Shetty in a still from the hit Kannada film RangiTaranga.

Kannada actor Avantika Shetty has accused producer K Suresh of harassing her on the sets of Raju Kannada Medium.

She also said she was booted out of the project without any notice and hasn’t been paid her dues despite completing the film.

The actor took to Facebook and Twitter to tell her ordeal. Asking “are women really safe in the film industry?’, Avantika revealed how she has become another ‘objectification’ by some men in the industry, reports Mid Day.

In her long post, Avantika goes on to say she regrets signing a film with Suresh. She says: “I recently read an article with fabricated content provided by Mr Suresh. It ruthlessly maligns my name, making all sorts of baseless allegations and projects my character in poor light, a trait which has remained intact and will remain so all my life.”

She further explained: “The problem started from the very first schedule of the film when I sensed that it wasn’t my performance the producer and the director were really bothered about. I obviously ignored them and remained totally engrossed in giving my best to the character.”

She had almost completed the film and only a very small portion which was to be shot in Bangkok was left when she was “unceremoniously asked” to go back to Mumbai citing average performance, Avantika said.

The actor further went on to add that she was asked to leave soon after she asked the producer about a bounced cheque.

“Half of my dues weren’t cleared, a presented cheque bounced and I was certain that the producer will release the film without me dubbing for it…. Luckily for me, having an exclusive right to dub is part of the contract I signed with the producer,” she added

She goes on to say that she has approached the court in Karnataka and has sent a detailed letter to Karnataka Film Chamber.

Read her complete post here:

First Published: Jun 06, 2017 15:19 IST