Kathi Mahesh forced himself on me, says actress Sunitha

It seems the issue of casting couch in the Telugu entertainment industry is coming out quite often after Sri Reddy’s shocking revelations. Character artiste Sunitha recently accused critic Kathi Mahesh of sexual harassment and also went on say that he even tried to rape her.

While debating about Casting couch on a television show, Sunitha said, “I came to know about Mahesh Kathi a year ago through social media site- Facebook. We were just Facebook friends. I was shocked to see him in controversial reality show Bigg Boss. After his elimination, I called Mahesh Kathi to say that his Bigg Boss show was nice. In ‘Bigg Boss’ show phone call, Kathi said to his wife that he would go to Lucknow after the show but instead of going to Lucknow, he came to Hyderabad. He also invited me to his house. When I went to his house, Kathi asked me whether I would offer commitment. When I said no, then he locked the room, beaten me and resorted to sexual assault. He also offered me Rs 500. I have all evidence to prove my allegations against Kathi Mahesh.” (Also Read: Pawan Kalyan on Sri Reddy controversy: Rather than sensationalism, she should immediately go and file complaints with the police)

On the other hand, Kathi Mahesh slammed Sunitha and said, “She is accusing me of attempting to rape her. I would say file a case against me and prove it”. He even tweeted that he will take her to court, “I will be filing a defamation case against Sunitha for falsely accusing me of sexual harassment and Konidela Productions for instigating her.”