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Telugu film actors' body lifts ban on Sri Reddy

The actress had on April 7 stripped in public and staged a protest in front of the film chamber office, alleging that local artistes were not being given enough opportunities in the industry.

Published: 13th April 2018 01:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th April 2018 01:16 AM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

HYDERABAD: An apex body of Telugu film industry which denied membership to actress Sri Reddy, a day after she caused a flutter by stripping in front of the film chamber's office here, today revoked its decision.

Movie Artistes Association (MAA) president Sivaji Raja said the body also lifted the restrictions on all its 900 members against working with Sri Reddy.

"We will set up a Committee Against Sexual Harassment (CASH) to deal with issues relating to sexual harassment.

She (Sri Reddy) can apply for membership which will be dealt with as per procedure.

We are lifting the ban on her," Raja told reporters.

The actress had on April 7 stripped in public and staged a protest in front of the film chamber office, alleging that local artistes were not being given enough opportunities in the industry.

She also complained of sexual exploitation of women in the regional film industry.

The MAA bearers said they were "emotionally hurt" by Sri Reddy's statements and approach and hence imposed the ban earlier.

The police had also booked the actress under Section 294 of the Indian Penal Code (obscene acts in a public place).

The NHRC today sent notices to the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry as well as the Telangana government, seeking detailed reports into a protest by the budding Telugu actress.



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