Famous South Indian actress, Amala Paul has recently filed a sexual harassment complaint with police and is being applauded by celebs in Tamil Film industry. Amalalodged the complaint with Chennai Police on Wednesday stating that while she was rehearsing for her upcoming event in Mayalaisa, a man approached her with a wrong intention and asked for sexual favours. She said that the man entered her personal space and used vulgar language that has made her take the legal action. She stated that:
She spoke to the media and reported that she suspects the role of an insider connected to the event, “He knew I was there at that time. That’s why I thought it was unsafe because I’m an independent working woman. So there is definitely a close source. That’s how he knew I was there at the time. I feel extremely unsafe. Someone involved at the event has only given this information”Taking this bold step of not keeping mum and standing up for herself by lodging the complaint, Amala is gaining a lot of laud and support from her celeb friends from the industry.Chief Tamil Film Producers’ Council Chief, Vishal praised Amala’s strong move on Twitter and said:
Another actor Manjima Mohan also applauded Amala on social media reporting the challenges faced by women regarding their safety:
“I remember my brother once telling, e to carry a pepper spray when I travel alone. I used to be very confident at that point and tell him that “are you mad? Woman are much safer these days than before. But after reading a couple of incidents I really feel just a pepper spray is not enough! I hope things will change and they stop treating a woman as a sexual object and maybe a little bit of respect would be good!”
The police took immediate action and reportedly held a businessman named Azhagesanin connection with this case.
The actress has acted in a number of Tamil and Malayalam movies. She was married to a director for a very short while, with whom she had worked in a few films and got separated from him later following some issues.