Odisha: Casting Couch Scandal; Actress Sharmistha Records Statement under Sec. 164 IPC

Bhubaneswar: After the recent casting couch scandal which rocked the Odia Film and Television fraternity it seems to have shocked the people of Odisha. Bringing this issue at the forefront Actress Sharmistha Priyadarshini has put up a brave fight against the alleged perpetrators.

Sharmistha, who filed an FIR earlier and recorded her statement Under Sec. 161 Indian Penal Code (IPC), also recorded her statement today under Sec. 164 IPC before a magistrate here at the Bhubaneswar SDJM Court.

Sharmistha has lodged complaint against few directors and producers of Odia entertainment industry and has also alleged that they had solicited sexual favours from her through Facebook and WhatsApp interactions.

Mahila Police Station on Monday had already served notices to six persons in this regard in order to appear in person at the police station following the complaint made by Sharmistha.

The outcome of the notice is unknown and further reports are awaited in this matter.

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