RGV ready to work with Sri Reddy
The filmmaker says he's ready to direct the controversial actor if there's a suitable role.
Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, whose Officer is coming up for release in May, may find his release plans road-blocked by film associations in Andhra Pradesh, which have taken offense to his unabashed support and endorsement of actor Sri Reddy's protests against casting couch. He says he's ready to direct her if there's a suitable role.
"Of course I will work with her if there's a role for her," he says. The director denies all apprehensions of a boycott of his film, saying, "That's all social media gossip. There's no person in the Telugu film industry or any organization within the Telugu film industry which has said that I should be boycotted. On the contrary, they are forming committees to address the issues brought forward by her."
He feels Sri Reddy's protests have paid off. "They already are in the process of forming the committees that she demanded. One of them being CASH (Committee Against Sexual Harassment) to address sexual harassment. They put a ban on her some 15 days back and two days later they canceled it and apologised to her," he adds.
Sri Reddy created a sensation by resorting to strip protest against casting couch in the Telugu film industry in front of the office of Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce earlier this month.