How Sri Reddy's revolt has become a Kamma-Kapu battle with Pawan Kalyan's entry
Actor Sri Reddy, who came into the limelight when she stripped in public to expose the ‘casting couch’ culture, a euphemism for sexual harassment, in Tollywood, has now shifted her focus on actor-turned-politician Pawan Kalyan.
Referring to the Jana Sena party chief as ‘Anna’ (brother), she earnestly requested the ‘Power Star’ to question the people at the helm of the film industry on her behalf. He, in turn, requested her to go to the police. Infuriated by this, she slapped herself with shoes in public, reportedly in a gesture of regret for calling him her brother. She even went on live television, abusing him and his mother.
Her action stirred the hornet’s nest in the ‘mega star’ family, which includes Pawan and his brother and former minister Chiranjeevi.
Claiming he was deeply hurt by Sri Reddy’s abuse involving his mother, Pawan Kalyan alleged that a smear campaign against him was being orchestrated by a dominant caste lobby, which owns the media.