Amid the ongoing #MeToo campaign, actress Sruthi Hariharan went ahead and named multilingual south Indian actor Arjun Sarja of sexually harassing her.
She mentioned the incident from the sets of a film in 2016.
The actor Arjun was quick to dismiss the allegation.
In a Facebook post, the actress wrote,”I was shooting for a bilingual film which starred Arjun Sarja, a man whose movies I have grown up watching. I was excited about the opportunity,” Ms Hariharan said in a Facebook post.
She said that the harassment came about as they were preparing for a romantic scene at the film set.
“During the rehearsal, we delivered our lines and Mr Arjun hugs me. With no forewarning or permission, he runs his hands intimately up and down my back. He pulls me closer with my body taut against his and asks the director if we could use this idea of foreplay in the scene,” the 29-year-old actress recalled.
Sruthi doubts the intent of the 54-yr-old actor and said that she hated it.
The actress said the #MeToo movement is to make sure no man ever takes a woman’s personal space for granted, whoever she is to him.
Arjun however said that the allegations being levelled against me are entirely baseless and that he is shocked to hear such false allegations.>