Hyderabad: In the wake of casting couch controversy triggered by Tollywood actress Sri Reddy's protests, the Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce issued guidelines pertaining to sexual harassment and exploitation in the Telugu film industry. It issued a press note which states the guidelines. Check out the note here:
The note mentions that, as per Vishaka guidelines set by the government of India any organization should form a committee against sexual harassment. It further states that, Film Chamber has taken an initiative to set up a sexual harassment redressal panel which will comprise members from the film industry.
Meanwhile, hours after the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) took suo motu cognizance of Telugu actress Sri Reddy's allegations of sexual exploitation, the Movie Artists' Association (MAA) on Thursday lifted a ban on her.
It also announced setting up of a Committee Against Sexual Harassment which would meet once in three months. MAA President Shivaji Raja said the committee, comprising senior actors and filmmakers of Telugu film industry, would look into the complaints of sexual harassment.
Sri Reddy created a sensation by resorting to a strip protest against casting couch in Tollywood in front of the office of Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce here on April 7. She also questioned the Telangana government and MAA on the absence of a Committee Against Sexual Harassment.