Kannada Director Nagathihalli Chandrashekar accused of slapping Actress Aindrita Ray

Kannada Actress Aindrita Ray on Thursday alleged that award-winning director Nagathihalli Chandrashekar slapped her on the sets in Hong Kong, resulting in ear damage.

Aindrita, who is shooting for Kannada movie "Nooru Janmaku Nooraaru Janmaku" directed by Nagathihalli, in a complaint to the film chamber and producers’ association, has said: “On December 6, Nagathihalli attacked me without provocation. He slapped me on the face and I am not able to hear properly from my left ear. During the shots, he behaved indecently. Before attacking me on the sets, he used to call me at nights and harass me during the shoot.”

Aindrita, who was accompanied by her mother at Hong Kong, has also said that Nagathihalli’s manager had asked her to come alone for the shoot.

Nagathihalli said the allegation is baseless. “I did not ask her not to be accompanied by her mother. She used to go for betting and would reach late on the sets. When she once came three hours late, I objected and she pushed me... I am ready for any kind of inquiry,” he said.


KFCC president Jaimala said she will hold a meeting with Aindrita and Nagathihalli on Friday to hear their versions.