Casting couch complaints on the rise in Ollywood


BHUBANESWAR: Ollywood actress Sharmistha on Sunday filed a complaint with the Commissionerate Police against persons including one producer accusing them of seeking sexual favour to give her role in a film.

She lodged a complaint with the women police station against producer Subrat Nayak, director Tapas Sargharia, event manager Bapi jena, producer Bini Samal and her associates. Sharmistha alleged that they were asking her to ‘compromise’ for furthering her career.

The police registered a case under 354, 506, 294 and 34 of Indian Penal Code and started investigation. In the meanwhile, cine artists’ association has decided to issue identity cards for the actors and urged media not to generalise the unwanted incidents in Ollywood.

Friends Foundation Trust on Saturday lodged a complaint of casting couch against BJD leader Papu Pompom.

It alleged that the actor trapped a minor girl in casting couch and harassed her.