Actress Amala Paul has filed a complaint against a businessman for sexually harassing her. The incident allegedly took place when she was rehearsing in Chennai for an upcoming show to be held in Malaysia.
Speaking to the reporters after filing her complaint, Paul said, “When I had gone to do dance rehearsal, a man spoke to me unpleasantly, like he was conducting a trade. I was very shocked. I was very humiliated. That's why I immediately came to complain to the police station. I'm going to Malaysia for an event. I went to dance practice for that event. While I was practicing, he came inside. He spoke as though he was part of the event. He spoke to me like he was someone known at the event. He spoke to me personally when I was alone inside. That's why I have complained. He has spoken like he was conducting a sexual trade, for a favour.”
Amala doesn’t know the businessman but suspects the role of an insider connected to the event. She further added, "He knew I was there at that time. That's why I thought it was unsafe because I'm an independent working woman. So there is definitely a close source. That's how he knew I was there at the time. I feel extremely unsafe. Someone involved at the event has only given this information.”
Amala Paul is scheduled to perform at an event called ‘Dazzling Thamizhachi’ in Malaysia dedicated to women's empowerment. Pointing out that it could have happened to anyone, she said, “I should not let it go. Because there are many independent working women like me. If there is no safety then I don't know why we're living.”
According to reports, a businessman known as Azhagesan has been arrested in connection with the case.