South Indian actress Amala Paul today filed a complaint of sexual harassment, reportedly against a city based businessman.
The actor told reporters that the man used vulgar language against her while she was rehearsing for an upcoming event in Malaysia, at a dance studio here.”I was shocked and (felt) humiliated.
Speaking to the media after filing the complaint, Amala Paul said, the man used to talk with her when she was alone during the practice session. “He talks about trading me, sexually, to another person, and asks sexual favours, which was not comfortable. I was shocked and humiliated. I didn’t feel safe about this and that is why I have come here, to file a complaint against him.”, the actress said.
The Chennai police reacted quickly and arrested the man, Alagesan, under sections 354A (Sexual harassment), 509 (Uttering any word or making any gesture intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code and section 4 of the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Harassment of Women Act, The Hindu reported.
Therefore I approached police,” she said, adding she felt ‘extremely unsafe’ after the episode.A probe is on in the matter, police said. Amala Paul has acted in a number of Tamil and Malayalam movies, pairing among others, popular Tamil star Vijay.
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