Hundreds of supporters of actor Arjun Sarja gathered at the Cubbon Park Police station on 05.11.2018 as he appeared for questioning by the police over allegations of sexual harassment by co-actor Sruthi Hariharan.
Ms.Hariharan has posted about the incident online as part of the #MeToo movement, and on October 27 filed a police complaint.
According to the police, the actor cooperated with the investigation and denied allegations that he had harassed Ms. Hariharan on 4 occasions during the filming of Vismaya between November 2015 and July 2016.
According to the Cubbon Park Police, Arjun was asked over 50 questions by investigating officer Annayya Reddy regarding the incidents described by Sruthi in her complaint. Based on the statements given by Sruthi Hariharan and her makeup artiste Kiran and also the assistant director, Arjun was questioned about the series of events.
Arjun Sarja denied all accusations allegedly and stated that the allegations were made to malign his reputation.
Several of Arjun Sarja’s fans had gathered outside Cubon Park Police Station. The police had a tough time containing the crowds gathered and managing traffic congestion on Kasturba Road.
Police officials say that the director of the film Vismaya, Arun Vaidhyanath supported Arjun and stated that he had not witnessed any such incident during the shoot of the film.