Sruthi Hariharan recently accused Arjun Sarja of sexual misconduct on the sets of their film Nibunan, directed by Arun Vaidhyanathan. Sruthi claimed that Arjun, on the pretext of rehearsing for a scene, hugged her and ran his hands up and down her back without her consent. Actor Arjun has denied the allegations and slammed Sruthi for making untrue statements.
The Mudhalvan actor has said that he is going to file a defamation case against the actress. Now, Arjun’s daughter has come forward and hit back at Sruthi Hariharan. In an interview, Arjun’s daughter Aishwarya has said that Sruthi Hariharan is using the #MeToo movement for her personal gain.
Talking about the alleged harassment, Aishwarya said, “But I don’t see any sort of harassment here. Something that is forceful, which is done against someone’s wish, then that is a #MeToo moment, not this. Someone like Ms Hariharan is using #MeToo for her own gain, but I don’t know for what… for popularity? She has chosen a Saturday (to call him out), chosen an actor who is famous in all languages. Her name will be flashed across every regional channel. I don’t know, because I don’t think like her and never want to ever. It’s just sad [that] she is doing this and even sadder that we have to talk about this because she has brought it out in the open (sic).”