Bengaluru: Kannada actor Ragini Dwivedi has attacked a news channel after the news presenter made a defamatory remark against the female actors in Sandalwood, while speaking about drug usage in the film industry.
After the massive drug racket was bust in Bengaluru, on Saturday morning the news channel was airing a bulletin on the same and the anchor had called Ragini for a reaction.
The NCB, after nabbing three accused and seizing huge cache of narcotics, issued a statement that actors and musicians from Karnataka were under the NCB scanner for their alleged drug use.
As the news bulletin was going on, the anchor put Ragini on call and over the conversation said that women actors inject drugs into their faces to look young.
Responding to the same, Ragini asked the anchor as to where he go this information from. Sudden the call was disconnected.
“Mr Arvind (anchor) sits on the show and speaks without getting any facts right, talks about ANTI-AGING and attaches it with drug (use) and when asked to clarify and authenticate his statement, he cuts my call,” Ragini tweeted demanding action against the anchor.
She further demanded action against the anchor.
“Anchor MR Arvind is sitting on your esteemed channel and talking without doing homework or knowledge about actresses and anti-aging. To demean actresses, he said and I quote 'actresses use drugs on skin for anti-aging'. I said, 'I need clarity on this immediately.' When I asked for clarity, your channel cut my call hence to put it out there pls EXPLAIN this theory (sic),” Ragini tweeted.
“Request Public TV to take immediate action on half knowledge anchors or hosts ... This needs to be done for the respect of women in the industry and in general (sic),” she said.
Soon after Ragini put out a series of tweets, the news channel published a story claiming that Ragini had lashed out against filmmaker Indrajit Lankesh, who too was on the channel.
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