#MeToo: Leena Manimekalai shares a shocking incident against Susi Ganesan

Last Updated: Tue, Oct 16, 2018 10:48 hrs

Independent filmmaker Leena Manimekalai has shared a shocking incident happened to her when she used to work as a TV presenter. Last year, when a popular Malayalam actress was abducted, Leena actually shared this story of how filmmaker Susi Ganesan harassed her in 2005.

Leena says that in 2005 after an interview with Susi Ganesan, she waited outside the studio for auto and the filmmaker invited her to get into his car so that he can drop her on the way. However, Susi is said to have snatched her mobile and threw it somewhere in the car. 

“He pressed the center lock button of the car, snatched and threw my mobile. Susi Ganesan threatened me to come to his house and I was petrified,” said Leena who politely asked, begged and shouted at the filmmaker to leave her.

“Later, the small knife which I had in my handbag helped me and finally, Susi Ganesan allowed to step out of the car. I didn’t tell this story to my family members because they wouldn't have allowed me to go to work. Further, I also felt that Susi Ganesan might put a full stop to my career with his influence,” recalled Leena.

Though Leena shared this post in 2017, no one from the film industry has taken this allegation seriously.

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