A couple of days ago, the popular actress Sruthi Hariharan ruffled quite a few feathers when she accused Arjun of sexual misconduct. In her hard-hitting post, the actress claimed that the 'Action King' had touched her without her contest and ran his hand up and down her back. She also claimed that his intention was 'anything but professional'. Following this, she received support from Shraddha Srinath and Prakash Raj. They praised her for sharing her experience as a part of the #MeToo movement.
Now, Arjun's daughter Aishwarya has countered Sruthi's claims and said that the actress is simply misusing the #MeToo movement for personal gains. She also said that Sruthi's claims about Arjun making her feel 'uncomfortable' are baseless.
"I was told she has shot for just about five days. It takes at least two days to know a person. The minute she felt uncomfortable, she said she had cut off the calls. Where was the time for my father to ask her out for dinner? Or a resort, which my father never goes to, or to a pub where I have never seen my dad go?," she told New Indian Express.
Aishwarya went on to add that Sruthi is targeting her Nibunan co-star, as he is famous and has a fan following across various industries.
"Something that is forceful, which is done against someone's wish, then that is a #MeToo moment, not this. Someone like Ms Hariharan is using #MeToo for her own gain, but I don't know for what... for popularity? She has chosen a Saturday (to call him out), chosen an actor who is famous in all languages. Her name will be flashed across every regional channel," she added.
Well, these are some hard-hitting words and they are bound to ruffle a few feathers.
In case you did not know, as part of the #MeToo movement, women are naming and shaming sexual predators and trying to make the workplace safer.