ಅರ್ಜುನ್ ಸರ್ಜಾ ವಿರುದ್ಧ ಲೈಂಗಿಕ ಕಿರುಕುಳದ ಆರೋಪ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದ ಶೃತಿ ಹರಿಹರನ್, ಈಗ ಪೊಲೀಸ್ ಠಾಣೆ ಮೆಟ್ಟಿಲೇರಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಹೈಗ್ರೌಂಡ್ಸ್ ಠಾಣೆಗೆ ಮಧ್ಯರಾತ್ರಿ 12 ಗಂಟೆ ವೇಳೆ ದೂರು ಕೊಟ್ಟಿದ್ದಾರೆ.
ಫಿಲಂ ಚೇಂಬರ್ನಲ್ಲಿ ಚಿನ್ನೇಗೌಡರು ಹಾಗೂ ಅಂಬರೀಷ್ ಅವರ ಜೊತೆ ಸಭೆ ನಡೆಯುವಾಗ, ಚೇಂಬರ್ನ ಹೊರಗೆ ಪ್ರಶಾಂತ್ ಸಂಬರಗಿ ನನ್ನ ವಿರುದ್ಧ ಕೆಟ್ಟದಾಗಿ ಮಾತನಾಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ನನ್ನ ವಿರುದ್ಧ ಒಂದು ಧರ್ಮದವರನ್ನು ಎತ್ತಿ ಕಟ್ಟುವ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಪ್ರಕರಣಕ್ಕೆ ಸಂಬಂಧವೇ ಇಲ್ಲದವರನ್ನು ಸೇರಿಸಿ, ನನಗೆ ಜೀವ ಬೆದರಿಕೆಯೊಡ್ಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಅವರ ಬಳಿ ನನ್ನ 3 ಫೇಸ್ಬುಕ್ ಅಕೌಂಟ್ಗಳ ಮಾಹಿತಿ ಇದೆಯಂತೆ. ಇದು ನನ್ನ ಖಾಸಗಿತನಕ್ಕೆ ಧಕ್ಕೆ ಎಂದು ದೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ತಿಳಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ.
ಮಾಧ್ಯಮಗಳ ಎದುರು ಶೃತಿ ಹರಿಹರನ್ ಅವರ ಈ ಆರೋಪದ ಹಿಂದೆ ಕ್ರೈಸ್ತ ಮಿಷನರಿಗಳು, ಅಮೆರಿಕ, ದುಬೈನ ಕೆಲವು ಹಿತಾಸಕ್ತಿಗಳು ಹಾಗೂ ಇಬ್ಬರು ಹಿರಿಯ ನಟರ ಕೈವಾಡವಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಪ್ರಶಾಂತ್ ಸಂಬರಗಿ ಆರೋಪಿಸಿದ್ದರು. ಇದೇ ವೇಳೆ ಅರ್ಜುನ್ ಸರ್ಜಾರ ಕೆಲವು ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳು ಚೇಂಬರ್ ಎದುರು ಆಗಮಿಸಿ ಶೃತಿ ವಿರುದ್ಧ ಘೋಷಣೆ ಕೂಗಿದ್ದರು.
The much awaited state film awards for the year 2017 has been announced with ‘Shuddhi’ film directed by Adarsh H Eshwarappa bagging the best film award followed by ‘March 22’ and ‘Paddayi’ as second and third best film respectively.
The best actor has been awarded to Vishruth Nayka for his performance in ‘Manjari’ film and best actress award to Thara Anuradha from the film ‘Hebbat Ramakka’.
Insofar, as popular film award has been bagged by Santhosh Ananddram directorial ‘Raajakumara’ starring Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar. And, the special award over social impact category goes to ‘Hebbat Ramakka’.
Amongst the other main categories, best children film is 'Yeleyaru Navu Geleyaru’ along with best child artiste to Shlagha Saligrama from the film ‘Kataka’, and best regional film is adjudged to Konkani film ‘Sophia’ directed by Harry Fernandez.
Whereas popular categories including best music composer is bagged by V Harikrishna and best cinematographer to Santhosh Rai Pataje. The Department of Information and Public Relations has said that a total number of 121 applications were considered before selecting 25 awards among various categories.
As soon as Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) took up the matter of actress Sruthi Hariharan's 'me too’ allegations against actor Arjun Sarja, the actor's close associate Prashanth Sambargi made series of explosive revelations claiming that two male star actors are also involved in the ongoing campaign to malign and defame Arjun Sarja.
He adds, saying that actress Sruthi has engaged paid social media campaign to defame Arjun Sarja at international level.
“It is a well known fact that Arjun Sarja is working on his ambitious mission building a Lord Hanuman temple near Chennai at a cost of around Rs 25 crores. A paid media campaign has been engaged at international level by misusing the 'me too’ campaign to hurt the Hindu sentiments and to defame Arjun and his family members,” Sambargi told media in front of KFCC premises, even as KFCC was hearing the complaint filed before it by Rajesh, actor's father-in-law.
However, Sambargi refused to divulge information on who those star actors which he claims are involved in defaming Arjun Sarja. He even revealed that he has enclosed 400 pages of documentary evidence about by the entire campaign.
Further, Sambargi said that two more persons are gearing up to file defamation case against Sruthi for misusing the 'me too’ movement to defame the actor.
After the much important KFCC meeting chaired by rebel star Ambareesh over Sruthi's 'me too’ allegations against Arjun Sarja, failed to come to a conclusion while asking the two actors to confirm their final stand by Friday, both Arjun and Sruthi stood firm on their decision.
While Arjun Sarja who addressed the media, for the first time after being accused of sexual harassment said that he is deeply pained by the accusations and made it clear that he will not compromise.
“If it was only me, I would have forgotten it as a minor issue, but it has caused immense pain to all my loved ones and mostly my fans across three states. Hence, with all due respect to the seniors in the chamber and Ambareesh, I will not compromise. The 'me too’ movement, which is a great movement has been misused. The truth will come out soon which will serve as an example who are targeting innocents by misusing the movement,” Arjun Sarja said.
Whereas, Sruthi said that she was surprised to know that Arjun Sarja has filed two cases against her while she had withheld her decision to file a complaint after the chamber asked her to attend the meeting.
“It is always the women who gets victimized whenever she raises her voice. In fact I'm glad that Arjun Sarja wants to fight it out in the court of law. I will wait till tomorrow (Friday) to hear it from the chamber before going further in the matter,” Sruthi said.
Earlier, rebel star Ambareesh said that after hearing both of them who have expressed pain and displeasure from their own perspective, he couldn't do much as the matter has already reached the court but to advise the two to come to a final decision by tomorrow for chamber to arrive on its stand.
Just hours before Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) is to hold an all-important meeting over 'me too’ allegations especially concerning Sruthi Hariharan, multilingual actor Arjun Sarja has approached the court filing Rs 5 crore defamation suit against the actress.
He has approached the court citing that the actress has made false allegations and has in turn maligned his character and image. Sources say that the actor has even urged for restraining order against Sruthi from making any further statements until the matter is decided by the court.
The court is expected to hear the matter today or tomorrow.