Lakshmy Ramakrishnan said the director insulted and abused her on the sets after she turned him down.
Actress Lakshmy Ramakrishnan has alleged that a director, renowned for his works in both Malayalam and Tamil film industries, tried to sexually exploit her while she was working in one of his films.
Lakshmy, who has appeared in films such as ‘Jacobinte Swargarajyam’, ‘Chakkaramuthu’ and ‘Yuddham Sei’, was describing the difficulties that actresses across the film fraternity face often in their career.
Recounting a hallowing experience she once had, Lakshmy said the director insulted and abused her on the sets after she turned down his advances.
“Not only did I turn him down but I also asked him for an apology. That’s when the working situation worsened as he started to abuse me during the shoot,” she pointed out.
She also revealed that she was asked for retakes of a scene 25 times without giving any specific reason as the director vented his anger and frustration.
Lakshmy stated that it’s because of the presence of men like these in the industry that she decided to do cut down on the number of films.
“It’s difficult for intelligent and independent women. Most of them talk about equality but they don’t even like it when you ask for remuneration on time. The industry continues to exploit women,” she added.