In 2018, Indian film industry faced a revolutionary movement when Tanushree Dutta called out her harassers and more women came forward with their stories from Bollywood. Now a south actress revealed her story of being asked for a sexual favour to get a chance to work with Vijay Deverakonda.
Actress Shalu Shamu who debuted with Sivakarthikeyan's Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam revealed on her social media account, the story of how even the south industry has been facing such issues. While she did not name the filmmaker who made such a demand, she wrote on her Instagram story, "Even I have Come Across #metpp but I don't wannt complain regarding Tis coz I know to handle myself as an grown up kid:) incase if I complain wat is the use ? Do you think the opponent party goint to accept it wholeheartedly?? Crazy. [sic]"
"Very Recently I got an approach from a famous Director to sleep with him to get a chance in his new movie with Vijaydevarkonda !!! #STOPWHERETHEYSTART." she added.
Another actress who came forward from south was, Revathy Sampath who took to her facebook page to share the incident of sexual harassment by veteran Malayalam actor Siddique.