Bigg Boss Telugu Organizers Slapped with Legal Notices over Sexual HarassmentJuly 25, 2019 17:48
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The third season of Bigg Boss Telugu recently hit the television screens and much before it began, the show was making headlines over the sexual harassment allegations against the organizers of the show.
The show received flak after a Hyderabad-based woman journalist, who was at first one among known personalities nominated to enter the Bigg Boss house, alleged that organizers of the show asked for sexual favors in exchange for being selected for the final round.
According to latest reports, now the Banjara Hills police have reportedly slapped notices to the four organizers of the third season. The action has been taken following a police complaint lodged by the journalist earlier this month.
The victim had earlier given a statement to ANI saying, "They (organizers) didn't give me any agreement and asked me how I am going to satisfy the boss. They also body shamed me."
The organizers will now be questioned under the relevant Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) clauses of the case.
Actor Nagarjuna who is hosting the third season of the show has still not made any official statement regarding the case and the actor's silence hasn't gone well with people. Recently, a group of Osmania University students staged a protest outside the residence of a leading Telugu actor.
Advocate K. Jagadishwar Reddy has also filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Telangana High Court, seeking a stay on the show. He wants that TV shows such as Bigg Boss be subjected to censorship on the lines of film censorship and certification. The PIL is likely to be heard next week.
By Sowmya Sangam