I faced torture on the Sets: Madhavi Latha
Actress Madhavi Latha opened up on the harassment she faced while shooting for her launch pad in Telugu Film Industry.
Madhavi Latha: ‘My entire family discouraged Me. I entered Industry challenging My Mother that I won’t return home without becoming a Heroine. I had come to Hyderabad alone and didn’t go home for two years. Few days after joining the shoot, Several People including Producers & Directors approached Me in a decent manner. They would say ‘why can’t you be my friend?’. Without knowing their wrong intention, I used to say that I’m his close friend. Then, the person said ‘No, No, think of it! Finally, I realized what is his intension and decided to share my feelings with a friend of mine. Accidentally, I sent the SMS to the same person (Director) who asked me sexual favours’.
‘Since then, I faced torture on the sets. They removed caravan, changed the hotel room and I was made to apply make-up under a tree. The torture continued for 55 days. Even Assistant Directors behaved so badly. My Mother wasn’t allowed to accompany Me. I wasn’t allowed to speak with anyone on the sets, except the person who played by Father’s role. They used unparliamentary words’.
‘On Teacher’s Day, I wished that person – ‘Happy Teacher’s Day. You are like my Guru’. I got the reply – ‘Oh, Surprising! You still respect me after I gave you all the hardships’. Then, I told, ‘Yes Sir, I still respect you because you are my Guru’.
‘On the same day, An Assistant Director called Me and asked Me to just say ‘sorry’ to the Person, so that everything will be in front of you. Still, I am so stubborn’.