Tollywood actress Sri Reddy had earlier accused that Raghava Lawrence cheated and misused her. According to Sri Reddy, Raghava Lawerence demanded sexual favor from her but never gave her a chance to act.
Now, in his official statement, Raghava Lawrence asked Sri Reddy to debate with him on the issue in front of the press. Lawrence says that if Sri Reddy proves her acting talent in front of him, he is ready to give her a chance in his film.
Following is the official statement from Raghava Lawrence…
I want to clarify about Sri reddy issue. This issue is not a big thing for me and I didn’t worry about it but all press people are calling me and asking for clarification so I think it’s time for me to clarify it to everyone. Sri reddy has told that she met me during Telugu movie 'Rebel', it’s already been 7 years since I did Rebel movie then why didn’t she report this 7 years back itself? Okay, leave that, she told that she came to my hotel room and I misused her. She also stated that she saw god’s photos and Rudraksha mala in my room. I am not a fool to keep Rudraksha mala at hotels and do Pooja.
I’m directly saying to Sri reddy I haven’t done any mistake I know about myself and god knows. After all this also I’m not angry on you. I saw all your interviews I only feel pity on you. Now what’s your actually problem? your problem is that everyone betrayed you saying that they will give you chance right? Your telling you are a good actor we will do one thing I will keep press mee,t you also join the press meet. In front of all press people, I will give you a character and scene to act and give you some dance steps to dance that doesn’t mean I will give you difficult steps like I do. I will give you simple steps and dialogues, just the basic quality of an actor should have .. if you really have talent, act in front of me before the press.
As a director, if I really feel you have talent at that moment itself in front of the press I will sign a good character for you in my next movie and give an advance. I haven’t done any mistake so I’m not scared to face you directly..if you act in my movie maybe you will get more chances and you might feel better or if you feel bad to act in front of everyone then contact my manager , bring your lawyer and well wisher with you and show your acting to me definitely I will help you. This reply is not because I got scared, it is because I respect women a lot. That's why I have build a temple for my mother and dedicated it to all women. Let’s talk about good things and do good things. I pray for your good life.