Top 50 Most Desirable Women: No.50 - Sruthi Hariharan Reveals The Dark Side Of Glamour

Mina Muzumdar |Jun 29, 2019

Scores no 50 in Top 50 Most Desirable Women is Sruthi Hariharan who finds the courage to speaks up about the dark side of glamour.

For Indian women, the courage to call out a man in power who sexually harassed them does not come easily. However, the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexual harassment in our industry is over as women feel they could call out the alleged tormentors.

In no fifty of Top 50 Most Desirable Women is Shrithi Hariharan, one of the courageous women who come out with her #Metoo story.


Top 50 Most Desirable Women: Sruthi Hariharan recounts her painful experience


In a Facebook post, Sruthi Hariharan said she was mistreated at the hand of co-star Arjun Sarja whose movies she grew up watching. The incident took place in 2016 on the set of a film. And despite being harassed, she still completed the shooting as she signed the contract.


However, the actress still affirmed that the film industry has brought her brilliant opportunities to explore her capabilities as well as fulfill her wildest dream.

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After coming out with the serious allegation, Sruthi Hariharan still endured with social judgment. The actress also lost a number of work opportunities as she was pulled out from many film projects or not being invited for films.

"I used to get at least three offers a week, up until a few months ago."

At that time, Arjun Sarja, on the other hand, completely dismiss all charges.

Top 50 Most Desirable Women: Sruthi Hariharan, the courage to speak up

Even though the consequence come immediately after Sruthi brought her traumatic experience into the limelight, Sruthi when being asked about her decision to disclose her story still said that she has no regret.

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In a conference with India Today called Sexism In Cinema: Time's up, the actress made clear of her point about problems she had faced in the industry.


The versatile actress also said that even the casting couch gave her the first opportunity in life, it didn't mean will help her survive in the film industry. And in order to make her name known in this picking-up speed industry in India, she must have an undisputed talent of acting and ability to learn, to improve herself every day.

Despite people's mindset about her unfavorable response, Sruthi believed that the era of sexual harassment in the workplace has come to an end.



Lastly, the actress summed up by saying that she is proud to be an Indian actor and expressed her appreciation for the love she has received from the audience.



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