Bangalore, Dec 10: Aindrita Ray, the Bengali beauty who carved her way into the Kannada industry alleged that renowned director Nagathihalli Chandrashekar slapped her on the sets of the movie Nooru Janmaku in Macau near Hong Kong. She said that the slap damaged her ear as blood started oozing out of it immediately. The actress added that although the incident had happened on December 6, she still wasn’t able to hear properly. She also accused Nagathihalli of making advances towards her outside the sets of the movie. Aindrita further added that Nagathihalli would knock on the door of her hotel room during late nights on the pretext of discussing the script with her and would touch her unnecessarily. She concluded saying that Nagathihalli behavior with her was highly objectionable.
Chandrashekhar on the other hand alleges that Aindrita was acting unprofessionally.
"When we came down for the shoot he started talking about remuneration. He started yelling, shook me by my arm and hit me really hard on my left ear. It started bleeding," alleged the budding Kannada film actress while accusing the National Award winning film-maker from Karnataka of slapping her on the sets of Nooru Janmada Hoovu on December 6 while shooting in Macau.
In fact what has shocked Kannada film industry is that the actress other than accusing Chandrashekhar of hitting her has also alleged that the director exploited female actors.
But Chandrashekar dismissed the allegation as nothing more than a cheap publicity
"She tested my patience. We had to shoot at 6 AM. She never turned up and came at 11 and never asked for apology. She said just clear my payment. Then she pushed me and I was about to fall. I said I will sue you," claimed Chandrashekar.