Varalaxmi Sarathkumar opened up about her casting couch experience. Following this, her stepmother Radhikaa Sarathkumar and fans took to Twitter and lauded her.
Varalaxmi Sarathkumar has said in a recent interview that she has been sexually harassed in the film industry. She said she has been asked to give into the wishes of some producers and directors on several occasions in the past, but she denied it as she was ready to face any struggles instead of stooping so low.
However, she has proofs against some of the offenders, however she did not mention their names. Varalaxmi said that every actress should be strong enough like her to get ready to face the consequences when they oppose the casting couch.
She stated that despite being star kid and daughter to popular south star and politician R Sarathkumar she too has been through that situation.
The actress also mentioned in the interview that she has kept all the proof with her safe and has the call records in her phone which she had received during her initial days from the ‘predators’.
She made her debut with the Tamil film Poda Podi opposite Simbu. Since then, she has been seen in films like Sandakozhi 2, Sathya, Tharai Thappattai, Sarkar, and Maari 2. She has done about 25 films and in Tamil and also has made her mark in the Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam film industries as well.
Praising Varalaxmi, Radikaa tweted: “Well said Varu, more strength to you 👍👍”. Here are some other tweets: “Bold speech sister”, “Bold and straight forward,” “Appreciated speech @varusarath Best wishes for your future projects”
Another tweet said, “@varusarath hatsoff madam… 100% right to say to Big Nooooooooooo if ur not interested…. If people still force u .. we can take it to next level to punish them…. after this video I became fan of yours… @varusarath True Real 🌟 star not reel star.”