After director Sekhar Kammula lashed out indirectly at actor Sri Reddy for alleging through a cryptic Facebook post that he had sexually harassed her, Sri Reddy has hit back at the filmmaker.
“Yesterday, a social media post maligning me came to my notice. It is vulgar, demeaning and full of lies. It has caused deep grief to my family, to me and many more who value me,” Kammula wrote on Facebook.
“I could never imagine in my wildest dreams that a woman whom I don’t know, have not seen or never spoken to in person or on the phone, can suddenly make these baseless allegations. Whatever might be their intentions and whoever might be involved in this diabolic act, I would like to say that it is WRONG, IMMORAL and CRIMINAL,” he added.
“People who know me and my work would be aware of the kind of importance I give to equality of women and their empowerment. I live by my CHARACTER and die by it. I will not spare anyone who tries to point fingers at it. APOLOGIZE and take back every word that was posted against me or be ready to face legal action, which will include criminal/civil proceedings,” Sekhar Kammula tweeted .
Responding to the director’s tweets on, Sri Reddy named Kammula directly and said that she was not afraid of facing the law, and would not bow down to the ‘money power’ that she was up against. She also said that she had everything with proof and she will proceed legally.