The Kannada actor has levelled another allegation against Sarja, stating that he had misbehaved with her during the shooting of a film at UB City in Bengaluru
Bengaluru: The after-effects of the #MeToo movement are far from over for actors Arjun Sarja and Sruthi Hariharan.
After the failure of recently held peace talk organised by the Kannada Film Chamber and led by veteran actor Ambareesh, Hariharan and Sarja are going all out in this #MeToo war by filing complaints and levelling more accusations against each other.
In the latest development, Sruthi has levelled a new allegation against Arjun Sarja, stating that he misbehaved with her on another occasion too. She said, "He had touched my waist and thighs inappropriately during the shooting of Vismaya at UB City."
Sruthi had filed a complaint against Sarja at Cubbon Park Police Station in Bengaluru on Saturday (October 27) alleging that he had sexually harassed her during the shooting of the bilingual movie Vismaya (Nibunan in Tamil). She had widely claimed to have 'proof' to support her claims.
However, the latest reports reveal that the 'proof' that Hariharan was talking about is in the form of five witnesses. The witness number 1 has been named as Boregowda and second witness is Kiran, both work as Sruthi Hariharan's staff. Kiran is said to be Sruthi's makeup man.
Her third witness is Bharath Neelakantha, assistant director of the movie Vismaya. Another assistant director Monica is said to be the fourth witness.
The fifth, and allegedly the strongest witness, is her friend Yashaswini. However, apart from these five names, she has reportedly not presented any concrete evidence to the police.
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Arjun has also filed an FIR against Sruthi. He also filed defamation charges claiming damages worth Rs 5 crore against her.
The actor had previously said that he would withdraw the defamation cases if she renders a public apology but Hariharan refused to do that claiming that she was speaking the truth.
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Last Updated Oct 28, 2018, 2:49 PM IST