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Strip Protest Against Casting Couch In Telugu Cinema Renders Sri Reddy Homeless

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| April 9 , 2018 , 12:43 IST

Call her revolutionary or stupid but Sri Reddy's step of strip protesting against the sexual predators of Telugu Cinema has surely left an impact on Tollywood. The brave lady's life, though, has been affected negatively in more ways than one.

The aspiring actor has been asked to vacate her house in Hyderabad by her landlord, who by the way is a civil servant. While few voices raised in her support, most big shots remained tight-lipped and have avoided commenting on the matter.

Reddy took the information about notice to vacate her house to Facebook and wrote, "My owner called me and told to vacate my house,what a great people..he is working as an ias ..such a narrow minded people..U dnt even imagine how rude talking..Big people game started [sic]."

During the protest, Sri also mentioned about being denied membership at Movie Artistes Association (MAA) and demanded getting considered. However, that didn't sit well with the Association's officials who have rejected her application for good.

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Condemning her "shameful' act, the president of MAA confirmed that her membership won't be accepted and all those who worked with her will be suspended. The association affirms that they deal with such cases when brought to their notice efficiently but Sri has brought shame to the industry instead.

Actor Naresh said, "MAA has always maintained two things: transparency and discipline... Applications for membership of MAA are scrutinized by three executive members. If they have any queries, the person has to respond to. But she (Sri Reddy) has not replied for 15 days."

"We held an executive committee meeting this morning to discuss the issue of suspending her. The association has all the rights to suspend, as she has insulted both the industry as well as media with her chief publicity gimmick," he added.

Sri Reddy stripped in front of the Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce at Filmnagar on Saturday. She has acted in three films so far and alleged that she was sexually exploited by various producers and directors. She further alleged that people from industry demand nude pictures and videos from the aspiring actresses.