Jeevitha Rajasekhar press meet, Counter to Sri Reddy and POW Sandhya

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Seasoned actor DR Rajasekhar's name has also cropped up, while his wife, actress Jeevitha came to his defence.

According to a report in Bollywood Life, a social activist called Sandhya, during a chat with a local TV channel, spoke at length about how the veteran Telugu actor Rajsekhar and his wife Jeevitha were in the habit of exploiting young women.

In her statement, Jeevitha Rajasekhar said, "I want to know what is it that the Telugu Film Industry has not given to her (Sri Reddy), that she is going about defaming the entire industry?" However Murti got a clue that Police will be coming to see and discuss with him, so what he did is, he extended his live debate till late night with Sri Reddy and others on the same issue. She claimed that Jeevitha Rajasekhar used to exploit younger females to help satisfy her husband's sexual fantasies. She also said that Jeevitha used to emotionally blackmail working women living in Ameerpet area.

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In reaction, Jeevitha Rajashekar held a press conference on Wednesday in which not only did she refute the allegations levied against her by Sandhya, she also released a video of Sri Reddy. After this video, Jeevitha reveals that it would be hard for people to believe that she was exploited in the industry. She even showed proofs to vouch for her allegations.

The Movie Artists Association had earlier imposed a ban on the actress and also those who would work with her. Post Reddy's revelations about the sexual exploitation, the Telugu film Chambers of Commerce has set up a committee for actresses to address the issue of sexual exploitation. The ban was later lifted after the National Human Rights commission sent a notice to the Telangana government.

Casting couch controversies have recently rocked Tollywood with actress Sri Reddy making allegations against many popular stars.