Government to set up panel on Casting Couch

Hyderabad High Court ordered Telangana government to set up an enquiry panel to check Casting Couch in Telugu film industry. A division bench of high court issued notice to government in this regard.

Notices are also sent to chairperson of State Film Development Corporation, president of Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce, State Commission for Women, Director general of Police and principal secretaries of cinematography and women development and child welfare.

A high-level committee will be set up to enquire into issues of women’s vulnerability to sexual exploitation in the Tollywood and to initiate steps for safety and welfare of actresses.

V Sandhya Rani along with six other women activists filed PIL in high court complaining about sexual exploitation of women artistes. Sri Reddy expressed her excitement with high court’s order.

As known, the actress has been voicing strongly against casting couch in film industry. She made severe allegations against bigwigs of Tollywood and revealed intimate photos and chat conversations.



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