HYDERABAD:In a bizarre twist of events, a 'friendly chat' between a budding assistant director in Tollywood and a woman fashion designer turned murky as the latter barged into the house of the former and smashed his head with a rod causing grievous injuries, late night on Thursday. Sharat Kumar, the assistant director was chatting with fashion designer Manga Reddy, who is also a member of the regional censor board, over phone, when the chatting turned bitter.
Manga Reddy alleged that Sharat was sending obscene messages to her which forced her to react. Police have registered cases against both, based on complaints lodged by opposite parties.
According to police, Sharat Kumar and Manga Reddy were friends and had worked together for some short films. They used to chat over mobile phones. On Thursday night also, they chatted for over 45 minutes. "During the chat, Reddy typed some words with spelling mistakes, which was pointed out by Sharat Kumar. Minutes after the chat, Reddy forced her way into Sharat's house in Banjara Hills along with one Kishan, and assaulted him with rods," police said.
In his complaint, Sharat said that he was fast asleep when Manga Reddy and Kishan barged into his house and attacked him.
Hours later, Manga Reddy too arrived at the Banjara Hills police station complaining that Sharat Kumar was harassing her by sending obscene messages. Meanwhile, a preliminary probe revealed that Sharat used to chat with Manga Reddy frequently and had the habit of pointing out her mistakes.