Govt sets up panel to check sexual harassment in Tollywood

Hyderabad: Taking up the issue of sexual harassment of women artistes in the Telugu film and television industry, the Telangana government has set up a committee to look in to the matter and make recommendations.

.The committee would be headed by Chairman of Telangana state Film Development Corporation based on the government order passed on 1 April.

This new development comes after actress Sri Reddy stripped in front of the film chamber’s office last year alleging sexual exploitation of women in the regional film industry. She had also stressed on the lack of adequate opportunities to local artistes.

Tollywood director Nandini Reddy, film and TV artist Jhansi, Y Supriya of Telugu film chamber of commerce, artistes Preeti Nigam and Supriya, writer Paruchuri Gopalakrishna, directors N Shankar, and Tammareddy Bharadwaja, are among the members.

According to the order, the committee will furnish the recommendations to the government for taking necessary action for protection of women artistes in film and television industry.

NT Bureau