The Tollywood industry has been courting controversies for quite sometime now. Recently the industry was in the limelight for the scandalous drug racket, 12 artists that included actors, singers and others were under the scanner. Now yet again, the industry is in the news for another shocking news. A report on Times Of India states, Telugu director Chalapathi Rao and actor Srujan have now been booked for attempt to rape. The police complaint was filed on Tuesday at Patimala Police station in Vijaywada. The actress was to reach Bheemavaram on August 13 on rail but the director and actor got her to travel by road with them. As they approached Vijaywada, the two reportedly began to behave inappropriately with her. They pushed her to the back and speeded up so that she wouldn’t be able to escape. It was only when the car collided with a lorry that she escaped. She then informed her friends of her location. Also Read: Speculation to arrest: Here’s all you need to know about Dileep’s alleged involvement in the Malayalam actress abduction case
As per the same report, the actress revealed that she was blackmailed, threatened if she lodged a complaint. They also tried to tell her, her career would be ruined if she went public with the incident. But she went ahead anyway. The director is now under custody but the actor is on the run. A case has been registered on the grounds of rash driving and damaging a woman’s vehicle.
This is not the first incident of this kind. In February 2017, a lead Malayalam actress was abducted and assaulted in her own car by a gang of six men including the driver. The actress went on to file a complaint. Several Interrogations and investigations later, the police arrested lead actor Dileep for his alleged involvement in the case. The actor is currently located at a sub jail in Aluva. His extended Judicial custody will end on August 22.