A few days ago, the independent film-maker Leena Manimekala accused director Susi Ganesan of sexual misconduct. And, as expected, this created a great deal of buzz amongst the fans. Shortly thereafter, Susi Ganesan rubbished the lady's claims and made it clear that her allegations were incorrect. Now, in a shocking development, actress Amala Paul has shared her #MeToo story and claimed that the Kanthaswamy director had harassed her during the shoot of Thiruttu Payale 2.
In her post, the actress has claimed that she was subjected to double meaning talk and 'unchivalrous' contact during the shoot.
"I support Leena Manimekalai's allegations and can imagine this episode happening with her, from a man who has a twisted set of moral values and utterly low respect for women. She being an aspiring director could have made her an easy target for such an incidence to take place.
Me too despite being the leading actress for Thirutupayale2 was subjected to double meaning talks, misrepresented offers and unchivalrous bodily contacts. This pretty much made my experience of shooting TP2, a mentally fatiguing one. I can totally understand what she could have been subjected through," she added.
Well, this is quite a revelation and it is bound to ruffle a few feathers. It will be worth watching whether Susi Ganesan responds to these allegations or not.
In case you did not know, as part of the #MeToo campaign, women are naming and shaming sexual predators. So far, besides Susi Ganesan, the likes of Radha Ravi and Vairamuthu have felt the wrath of the movement.