Tamil Actress Anjali goes missing
Actress Anjali has starred in various Tamil and Telugu films. She went missing from the hotel in Hyderabad. She has been missing since Monday morning, and her cell phone has also been switched off. Her brother has launched the complaint with the police station.
Apparently, Anjali called some media houses on Monday evening and complained that her aunt, Bharati Devi and the Tamil film director Kalanjayam, were abusing her and using her like an ATM. It was Kalanjayam who launched her into films and it was her aunt who brought her from her native village in rural Andhra Pradesh to Chennai, when she was still young and helped her get a hold in the Tamil film industry. Anjali is reportedly to have said that she feared for her life. Kalanjayam was also heard saying that Anjali was rebelling because she was advised to not go out to pubs often and get used to the fast paced life. This irked Anjali and she went missing.
Her brother, Ravi Shankar was heard saying, “Filmmakers and
media have been calling me, assuming that Anjali is under my shelter. Even the
makers of her next film tried to contact me to ask me about her whereabouts.
But I was totally clueless about this development and I'm shocked. Bharathi Devi
always tried to cut us off from Anjali's life.
I did not even have her contact number. We always had to contact Bharathi Devi to talk to Anjali. She controlled her life so much that she wouldn't share information about Anjali's remuneration with her!" He further added, "She was a minor until recently and it seems like she waited to turn 18, before deciding to speak up. We plan to register a complaint at the Madhapur police Station. Our family members are devastated.”
Director Kalanjayam as heard quipping, “I'm really baffled why Anjali dragged my name into this. I don't have any connection with her and her family except for the fact that I introduced her in films. That film (Sathamindri Muthamidu) never saw the light of the day, but her family continued to consult with me on her future projects as a well-wisher," he says. He adds that he was unaware of the fact that Anjali's companion was her aunt and not her actual mother.”
Kalanjayam has filed a counter claim with the Chennai Police. He said that he only tried to help her career prosper, and the claims that she has put in are absolutely false.