Tollywood sex racket in US: Anasuya says she was asked to 'make a commitment'
When police officials busted a high-profile sex racket in the US, it resulted in the arrest of an NRI couple - Mogudumidi Kishan (alias Sreeraj Chennupati) and his wife Chandra. Further, the police discovered a ledger bearing the names of Tollywood actresses who were allegedly involved in the sex racket.
Recently, actress Sri Reddy revealed that she was approached by the couple. Now, anchor-actress Anasuya has opened up about her encounter with them.
She told a leading daily, "I haven't visited the United States for a long time. I attended an event with music composer Devi Sri Prasad way back in 2014. In 2016, Sreeraj contacted me from his American number, asking me to attend a Telugu association event. I was uncomfortable with the way he spoke. He was talking about making a commitment. I refused to attend the event. Despite my refusal, he put my picture on poster. I tweeted saying I have nothing to with the event."
Apart from Anasuya, Shivaji Raja, President of Movie Artistes Association, has also reacted to the controversy. "We are aware of Kishan Modugumudi's suspicious activities. He worked as a production manager and co-produced at least two films. We have been warning artists not to go abroad for performances with those with dubious antecedents. Few years ago, when I was vice-president, we noticed suspicious activity," he told a daily.
He added that they have convened a meeting on June 24 to discuss the issue. The association has requested artists to inform MAA about performance schedules and events abroad so that they can intervene and verify the organiser's credentials.
With Sri Reddy's casting couch revelations and the recent Tollywood sex racket, Telugu industry seems to be in a state of shock.