Watch: Indian Actress Sri Reddy Stages Topless #MeToo Protest over Industry’s ‘Casting Couch’

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Watch: Indian Actress Sri Reddy Stages Topless #MeToo Protest over Industry’s ‘Casting Couch’

Reddy, 34,’was detained by police in Hyderabad police on Saturday after staging a topless protest outside the’Movie Artistes’ Association (MAA) Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce, after accusing unnamed filmmakers of running a casting couch instead of fostering local talent.

“This is the only way I can get them to listen to me,” Reddy said. “I have been shouting from the rooftops about the injustice that has been meted out to me and to several other women in the film industry and yet, I have not got any response from MAA. So I decided to strip publicly.”

Among many allegations, Reddy claims that women must accept routine sexual harassment in order to get top acting roles. In her case, she claims the MAA have denied her a membership card for refusing to demean herself to filmmakers’ sexual demands.

“So, if we come out (with the allegations), they call us prostitutes,” she told local media. “I don’t know about others. I don’t speak about others. I have faced injustice. I have proof. They don’t come out because they are afraid of the proof I have.”

MAA president Sivaji Raja dismissed Reddy’s claims, describing the incident as a “cheap publicity stunt” and confirming that he would not provide her with a membership card.

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Eight years ago, in a domestic game, a Tamil Nadu opener came out to face Bengal’s bowling attack, led by legendary Indian fast bowler and captain Jhulan Goswami. The batsman mistimed the ball but the fielder at midwicket dropped what would have been an easy catch. Standing on the sidelines, Tamil Nadu allrounder Shebani Bhaskar – just 15 years old – watched Goswami run from her position at mid-off to confer with the fielder. “It’s okay, it happens,” Bhaskar overheard Goswami say, patting the fielder on the back. “Concentrate on the next ball.”

Goswami kept her composure. She didn’t show any frustration. She was not angry. She just wanted the fielder to focus on what was coming next. West Bengal ended up winning the match.

“That’s the kind of captain I’d like to be,” says Bhaskar, reflecting on that moment. “As a player, that’s what I’d want my captain to do. When I drop a catch, I am already feeling bad about it. I don’t need somebody to show their frustration at me. As a captain, I want to lift that person’s spirits, so when the next ball comes around, the result is going to be different.”

Little did Bhaskar know that she would lead an international team – albeit one outside India – nine years later.

In early March this year, 23-year-old Bhaskar – whose nickname was “Captain Cool” in college because of her calm approach toward leadership – was named captain of the United States women’s national team. The three-week tour of Australia that the team is currently on will be her first test.

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(Apr 2018) Eight years ago, in a domestic game, a Tamil Nadu opener came out to face Bengal’s bowling attack, led by legendary Indian fast bowler and captain . He remembered thinking, “I’ll watch her play for 15 to 20 minutes, and then I’ll throw her out.”