The war between Preeyathama Neevachata Kusalama co-actors Komal Jha and co-star Varun Sandesh has taken an ugly turn.
Komal has now alleged that the attempted “tarnishing” of her career is the result of her rejecting Sandesh’s “flirtatious advances” and his SMSes. Varun Sandesh, in his defence, has claimed he’s himself disappointed with the production of the film, and wants to “see what SMSes Jha is talking about”.
The actress, meanwhile, is seething in anger because of “lost roles” and is feeling ignored. “I was the female lead, but my role was chopped. I wasn’t invited to the audio release, but I went anyway. Varun kept me away from promotional events and even my picture was removed from the posters,” laments the actress.
“Initially, I was under the impression that it might be someone else, but I came to know that it was him. We worked together for 30 days and everything went well for the first 20 days, but when he tried to get cozy and flirt with me off-screen, I kept a safe distance and even ignored his passes and texts; perhaps that annoyed him.”
Komal added that she had left a lucrative job in Dubai to pursue acting. “I don’t need to lose my self-respect and values, to get roles. I hail from a family of academicians, and was a topper at M.S. Ramaiah IT, Bengaluru,” says the actress, adding that she was a victim because of her “bad Telugu”.
“I even broke down on the sets when he yelled at me about my Telugu, even as director Trinath Rao was trying to explain the script to me. Varun kept insulting me and there was nothing I could do,” recounts the actress, who now intends to take action against her co-star.
“I have found that he has no respect for his female co-stars, and takes them for granted. I have gathered enough evidence and intend to go to the Women’s Cell in Delhi,” says Komal.
‘What is she talking about?’
I'm unaware of her allegations. Honestly, I'm unhappy with the producer myself because of the poor publicity for the film. I'm clueless about the posters and hoardings. At the same time, I was just shocked to see the producer's son on hoardings. He has a 10-minute role in the movie.”
About Komal Jha, I want to know from her if I really did flirt with her. Also, I want to know what are the SMSes she is talking about.” — Varun Sandesh