Breaking his silence on allegations of sexual exploitation leveled against him, actor Nani lashed out against Sri Reddy and said that he has initiated legal action against her for writing an explicit post on her Facebook account about him.
Sharing an article from the Times of India, in which Nani has rubbished her claims that he'd prevented her from becoming a part of Bigg Boss Telugu, Sri Reddy made further accusations against the actor in her post.
Disturbed by the allegations, Nani took to Twitter and said that he had lost āpatienceā and also attacked the websites which reported about the incident in a crass manner. He said that he would not react to the post or comment on the issue.
The actor wrote, āI am not going to join the filth by reacting. I am not going to give them what they want. Initiated legal action. Legal notice has been despatched for filing defamation cases. The fact that someone can randomly pick up names who are soft targets and spread such absolute baseless nonsense and think that that they can actually get away with it, disturbs me! Iām not worried about me, Iām worried for us and the society we live in. And for those very few who still want to publish all that crap for a few clicks and views.. have some shame. You all have families! ā (sic)
He concluded by saying, āThere wonāt be a comment from me on this ever again.ā
Actor Sri Reddy has been making allegations about sexual harassment in the Telugu film industry for several weeks on news channels and had been complaining of discrimination against local artists. When this did not yield any result, she shocked everyone by doing a semi-naked protest at the Film Chamber. After activists and the NHRC took up the issue, MAA, the Movie Artists Association, agreed to set up redressal mechanisms for sexual harassment in the industry. The ban on Sri Reddy was also revoked. However, her protest took a different tangent after she abused actor Pawan Kalyan on camera and was later forced to apologise for it.
In the past, she has also accused director Sekhar Kammula of sexually exploiting her. However, after he threatened of legal action, she did not make any other allegations against him.