Just days after radio jockey turned actress Nethra shared her a #MeToo experience, and then actress Sangeetha Bhat who revealed her ten years long ordeals in a series of incidents before quitting the industry, another actress has opened up about her #MeToo experiences.
Actress Sanjjanna Galarani, who went live on her Facebook account on Wednesday, has revealed that she was forced to do obscene scenes and was shown vulgarly in her debut movie Ganda Hendathi, directed by Ravi Shrivatsa which was released in 2006. It is the remake of 2004 Hindi hit film 'Murder’.
She goes on to share that the makers of the film who promised her that she will be treated well was later forced to do such scene, and when expressed her unwillingness to do so, she was threatened with dire consequence which would affect her career.
In the video, she says that the makers shot the film with camera angles showing her obscenely and vulgarly.
Also, says that she does not feel embarrassed about it as it was the makers of the film who showed her such when she was hoping to start her career with great hopes. She was just 16 years old when she had signed the film, she says adding that prior to signing the movie she was told about a kissing scene but before the shoot was wrapped up she was forced to do more than 30 to 40 kissing scenes.
About going public about it after a gap of 12 years, the actress has said that she has gained confidence to finally talk about it especially to come out clean to her fans and loved ones who wonder about her after watching Ganda Hendathi.
While making it clear that she doesn't paint the entire industry with same colour, she says, “I have done 45 films so far and apart from two incidents, I have always been treated with utmost respect as an actress. In another incident, a Telugu producer was furious for bringing my father to an abroad shoot. As I have grown enough with my talent, I managed it well.”
It took Ragini weeks to get into the character of Reshma. She plays a Muslim character for the first time in her career and since she did not have close connection with Muslim culture, it was a challenge for her. But the actress has come out in flying colors the film team says.
Ragini studied the cultural ways of Muslims and even learnt to do the namaz and wear the hijaab. "When you look at her character, you will be surprised. It will be just like a normal Muslim girl. You will not realize that she is an actor. That is the kind of involvement she had," the director says.
For days together Ragini studied the methods and ways to get into the character. After doing glamorous and action roles, the actress is now in this thriller film which explores the ways of terror and how a woman is affected and how she overcomes it.
Despite temporary hike in ticket price for the most expected star-studded movie of the year 'The Villain’, the Kannada movie lovers have responded to it with a thumbs up. Almost every show for the next one week is booked in advance to witness the magical combination of Shivanna and Kiccha Sudeep on the big screen.
In a first of its kind for the Kannada audience, the producer Dr. C R Manohar and all its distributors had earlier urged the fans to cooperate with the temporary hike in ticket price which seems to have worked for them positively.
The movie goers who queued up to lay hands on the tickets for 'The Villain’ where invited by the humble appeal put up on every multiplexes across the state, which reads : ‘In view of the fact that 'The Villain’ is a high budget movie, the ticket rates for multiplexes are enhanced for four days considering the well being of the producer. Movie fans are requested to cooperate.’ The Villain opens worldwide tomorrow with shows starting as early as 6 am!
The Villain, the most expected movie of the year in Kannada is releasing in a record number of theaters across Karnataka and Bengaluru. The film is breaking all records before release. It has had the highest positive votes before release with over 53,000 people saying they are interested in the film on online booking sites. This is the first Kannada film with over 50,000 votes before release.
The film is also creating before-release records in Benaluru. The bookings for the film opened one week in advance in single screen theatres and it is now open in all multiplexes today. The film is releasing tomorrow in 93 single screen theatres and 32 multiplexes in Bengaluru including the entire district.
The Bengaluru distribution region includes Kolar and Tumakuru. Earlier it was expected that the BKT (Bengaluru Kolar Tumakuru) region will have 150 screens for The Villain. A day before the release of the film, the number of screens in BKT has already crossed 150.
In Bengaluru the number of shows on the first day is more than 500. With more shows being added, the number of first day shows may cross 600 in the city.
ರಾಧಿಕಾ ಕುಮಾರಸ್ವಾಮಿ ಎಂದರೆ ಥಟ್ಟನೆ ನೆನಪಿಗೆ ಬರೋದು ಅವರ ನಗು. ಈ ನಗುಮೊಗದ ಸುಂದರಿ ಈಗ ನೋಡೋಕೆ ಅಬ್ಬಾ ಭಯಂಕರ ಎನ್ನಿಸುವಂತೆ ಆಗಿಬಿಟ್ಟಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಇದು ದಮಯಂತಿ ರೂಪ.
ಮೈ ತುಂಬಾ ಆಭರಣ, ಕೆದರಿದ ಕೂದಲು, ಅಗಲವಾದ ಕಣ್ಣುಗಳು, ಬಲಗೆನ್ನೆಯ ಮೇಲೊಂದು ಮಾರ್ಕು.. ಅಬ್ಬಾ.. ತೆಲುಗಿನ ಅರುಂಧತಿಯ ರೂಪಕ್ಕಿಂತಲೂ ಭಯಾನಕವಾಗಿದೆ ದಮಯಂತಿಯ ರೌದ್ರಾವತಾರ. ವೈರ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಖ್ಯಾತಿಯ ನವರಸನ್ ನಿರ್ದೇಶನದ ದಮಯಂತಿಗೆ ರಾಧಿಕಾ ಕುಮಾರಸ್ವಾಮಿಯವರೇ ನಿರ್ಮಾಪಕಿ.