In a sensational expose, a small time Telugu film actress Sri Reddy claimed that a couple of top Telugu heroes are acting as pimps and are supplying some actresses to political leaders to gain personal benefits.
In more than an hour long interview in a vernacular news channel, Sri Reddy said a couple of prominent Tollywood heroes are involved in this trade of supplying artistes to political leaders to gain personal benefits.
Refusing to reveal the names, a weeping Sri Reddy said everyone in the industry is aware of these people.
She then complained that Telugu film producers and directors prefer actresses from the North or from Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka.
She said they justify their stand by saying that Telugu heroines do not expose, can’t act and don’t cooperate in fulfilling every desire of the producer. “Why so many Telugu girls are appearing in short films if their claims are true?’, she questioned.
Although she has every quality of a model or a heroine, Sri Reddy said that she is not being picked by directors as she was branded as a Telugu girl. People with honesty and integrity are hard to find these days in the Telugu film industry, she said.
Directors, producers, heroes are all opportunists in their own way, she said.
Stating that she is not living at the mercy of anyone, Sri Reddy said she got to know of the grotesque reality of the cinema industry after stepping into it. She further said that all her hopes and aspirations as an actress have been dashed.
Recalling an incident where producers mistreated her as she is from the Telugu state, Sri Reddy said she belongs to well-off family and her career chose has shamed her parents.