Ever since the MeToo campaign was started in Kollywood by singer and voiceartist Chinmayi, quite a few women celebrities from the South Indian industry have opened up about the incidents of alleged sexual harassment they faced in the hands of male celebrities. More survivors are coming forward nearly every day, many of them inspired and emboldened by those who have gone before.
The most recent one to come out with her #MeToo story is Yashika Aannand of Bigg Boss Tamil fame. The actress, who has acted in a handful of films like Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru and NOTA, recently opened up about the harassment she has gone through in the industry.
She confessed that one of the popular directors in kollywoood made some insinuations of asking sexual favours. The actress said that she would have reacted instantly, had the director approached her directly but it looks like he had approached Yashika through her mother.
Yashika Aannand also said that once she tried to file a complaint against a police officer, who crossed his line with her. However, even the officials at the police station allegedly behaved badly with her. She also said that while shooting a film, directors or other members of the crew, in the pretext of correcting, have misbehaved with her. Yashika said that it happens to a lot of actresses.
The young actress said that as more women open up about such culprits, the crimes will come down. Yashika Aannand was last seen in Vijay Deverakonda’s NOTA. She has a few other films in her kitty and is being approached for many new ventures.