Nandamuri Balakrishna, a prominent figure in Tollywood, finds himself embroiled in controversy as allegations of casting couch misconduct surface. The stirring remarks by Kollywood veteran actress Vichitra regarding Balakrishna have sent ripples through both the Telugu and Tamil cinema industries.
Balakrishna played a role in the 2001 film “Bhalevadivi Basu,” where Shilpashetty and Anjala Jhaveri took on lead roles, the latter portraying an unconventional young tribal woman. However, Vichitra has come forward, alleging that she experienced casting couch harassment during the filming of this movie.
The unfolding events include actress Vichitra, a participant in the seventh season of Bigg Boss Tamil, being asked to share a life-altering story in an episode aired on November 21. Recounting her experience, Vichitra revealed, “I acted in a Telugu film in 2001, which turned out to be my last movie. The shooting took place in the Malampuzha forests, and during my stay at a five-star hotel, the management organized a nighttime celebration for the film unit. That night, I faced an unsettling incident related to casting couch.”
She continued, “After the party, the movie star approached me and insisted I go to his room, leaving me greatly startled. Uncertain about the situation, I opted to retire to my own room to rest. The subsequent day, I faced numerous difficulties and mistreatment on the set. Vichitra revealed that her interest in the film industry waned, leading to her eventual departure from the business after getting married.”
It’s noteworthy that in her video statement, Vichitra did not explicitly identify Balakrishna, referring to him as “the movie star.” However, it has been observed that Balakrishna is the lead actor in the recently released film “Bhalevadivi Basoo,” the same movie from 2001 referenced by Vichitra. As a result, social media is ablaze with reactions to Vichitra’s revelations, with the video gaining widespread circulation and sparking discussions among internet users.
Popular Actress and Tamil Biggboss S7 Contestant #Vichitra shares her shocking and personal bitter experience while shooting for her Tamil film years ago!#BiggBossTamil7 #BiggBossTamil #Vichithra #MeToo @Chinmayi pic.twitter.com/1RJimK0sag— Akshay (@Filmophile_Man) November 21, 2023