When the boundaries between professional and personal cross, there is bound to be chaos. Especially when the turmoil in your professional life is making headlines for being scandalous at best. And guess who is deathly afraid of any scandal that you might be involved in? Not your family, not your friends, but your landlords and your housing societies.
Aspiring Telugu actress Sri Reddy recently stripped naked in public outside the Telugu Film Chamber Of Commerce to protest against the casting couch in Tollywood. And now, she has been asked to vacate her house.
In a Facebook post, Sri Reddy claimed that her landlord, who is an IAS, is a narrow-minded person who spoke to her rudely.
She also remarked at how this is all a ‘game’ by some influential people to malign her or shut her up.
My owner called me and told to vacate my house,what a great people..he is working as an ias ..such a narrow minded people..U dnt even imagine how rude talking..Big people game started..
Ever since her protest, the actress has been posting similar updates on her social media about these ‘big people’. She claims they are trying to control the narrative of her protest.
Big people tried to manage the media..but they can't manage this protest..few great actors died(suiside)bcz of this big…
The Movie Artistes Association (MAA), whose denial of membership to her was also one of the reasons for Sri Reddy’s protest, has refused to bow down to her demand.
Acording to TOI, MAA held a press conference on Sunday, where president Sivaji Raja was determined to not let the nude protest deter the association’s decision.
“We will not give her a membership card just because she has stripped in front of this office. We can’t give cards away to whoever takes off their clothes. We have our rules and we shall follow them.”
He called her protest a “cheap publicity stunt and berated the actress for choosing social media over seeking help from MAA.
“We are always here to help people from the industry. In fact, we have helped a lot of women who have faced problems and have punished people they had complained against. I spoke to Sri Reddy and had told her that we are there for her if she faced any issue. However, instead of coming to us, she went on to social media and tried to gain cheap publicity.”
The question that arises in such situations is whether barring someone from their homes in such a fashion is a fair practice?
Remember the time when comedian Kunal Kamra got kicked out of his house by his landlady because he got into trouble for his much criticised political opinions? It sure looks like if you’re planning on fighting a battle on the professional front, be ready for a war on your home front too.