An FIR has been lodged against Shruthi Hariharan with the Cyber Crime Police by Kannada actor Arjun Sarja.
Prior to the Case lodge, both the parties met at the Kannada Film Chamber of Commerce. The big names from Kannada film industry known as Sandalwood tried to resolve the matter but failed to come to any conclusions after 2 hours. Arjun said in the meeting that there will not be any compromise from his side. He is proceeding with filing a case against Shruti because everybody, even the king, is under the law.
Shruthi Hariharan had leveled charges of sexual harassment against Arjun Sarja in a long Facebook post.
Sruthi Hariharan had alleged that Arjun Sarja had behaved inappropriately with her during the filming of a song some years ago. Arjun Sarja has denied the allgation.e
The matter is far from over as the Kannada film industry still stands divided on it. Both actors have received support and criticism from the industry and online. According to Shruti, a defamation case is a civil case and the only counter that she would need to file is a criminal case under the Sexual Harassment Act. Watch this space for more updates
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