A video clip of Kannada actor Sanjjanaa Galrani in which she is 'nude' while acting in an intense scene on sexual assault, from the movie Dandupalya 2, had landed the film in a controversy recently.
The issue has now been taken up by the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce. On Tuesday, the Chairman of the Film Chamber, Sa Ra Govindu, held a meeting with the members and the film’s director, Srinivas Raju in relation with the leak of the video clip.
According to Sa Ra Govindu, the chamber has decided to lodge a complaint with the Bengaluru Cyber Crime Police.
Srinivas Raju, who has been accused of leaking the clip, strongly denied the allegations. “I swear on the Bhagavad Gita and say that I did not leak the clip. I will oblige with any decision taken by the Film Chamber. I am in agreement with filing a complaint with the Cyber Crime Cell. Let there be an investigation. I am innocent,” Srinivas Raju told media persons.
“The scene was shot as it was a part of the script. But it was edited out as the CBFC had asked us to remove the clip from the film. I do not know who leaked the video,” he added.
Sa Ra Govindu, told TNM that the Film Chamber has taken the matter seriously and strict action will be taken against the person who is responsible for the leak.
The video clip shows Sanjjanaa Galrani in a nude scene, which is staged at a police station. Her character is stripped and humiliated by a policeman as others watch the assault.
Lapping up the “shocking” video, the Kannada media resorted to moral policing and condemning Sanjjanaa for “performing such a hot scene in a Kannada film” and questioned her “morality”.
On July 19, a day after the media resorted to moral policing, Sanjjanaa had lashed out at the media for condemning her.
“What is wrong in doing a bold scene? Why does the media get to decide what kind of work I should do? I had agreed to do this scene but I was wearing a body suit. The clip itself is not there in the film, so why does it have to matter? Yesterday all Kannada channels resorted to publishing the clip without even knowing the actual story. You shamed me for no fault of mine,” Sanjjanaa had said.