#MeToo: Shruthi Hariharan has alleged that actor Arjun Sarja was repeatedly asking her to come out for dinner, even when she refused to go. He even had called her to the resort.
Shruthi Hariharan, who is mainly seen in Kannada movies, alleged that south India's well-known star Arjun Sarja had harassed her during the shooting of the movie Vismaya.
It is a multi-lingual film known as Nibunan in Tamil and Telugu and Vismaya in Kannada. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and Shruthi Hariharan played the lead role against Arjun Sarja in the movie.
Shruthi played the role of Arjun Sarja's wife in his 150th movie.
Shruthi alleged that actor Arjun Sarja was repeatedly asking her to come out for dinner, even when she refused to go. He even had called her to the resort.
#metoo #comingout against all odds. Inspite of the all the comments, backlash and misogyny that will follow, I share my experiences below cos this is about a larger change! Bring it on ! #Speakup men and women . It's time. pic.twitter.com/xzjA8EnGjR— sruthihariharan (@sruthihariharan) October 20, 2018
Shruthi explained that once on the sets, Arjun said that he wanted to rehearse the scene and grabbed, hugged her tightly. Shocked by this, she started maintaining distance from the actor and refused his invites for dinner and to the resort.
Even while playing the role of husband and wife, there is a line between the two, but Arjun Sarja had crossed that line, she alleged.
Even before the MeToo movement started in India, Shruthi Hariharan was the first one in the Kannada film industry (early this year) to open up about casting couch.
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Last Updated Oct 20, 2018, 3:47 PM IST