Tollywood director Sreenu Vaitla accused of harassing his wife

Telugu filmmaker Sreenu Vaitla who directed the recently released ‘Bruce Lee – The Fighter’ has been booked by the Hyderabad police for harassing and torturing his wife. Sreenu’s wife Roopa Vaitla had lodged a complaint with the Banjara Hills police station on Monday October 26.

Roopa who is also a fashion designer, had said in her complaint that Sreenu was mentally torturing her following which police filed a case under Section 498 A (husband or relative of woman's husband subjecting her to cruelty) of the Indian Penal Code. However, in a dramatic turn of events, Roopa withdrew her complaint on the same day.

According to reports, Roopa was unable to tolerate the mental trauma meted out by her husband Sreenu after which she approached some industry big wigs to resolve the problem. But when they failed to settle the issue, she went to the police with that complaint. Soon after close associates of the Vaitla family held a discussion with the warring couple over the matter, after which Roopa withdrew her complaint.

Reportedly, Sreenu was facing problems in his career after his last films ‘Baadshah’ and ‘Aagadu’ did not do well. He was upset over his continuous failures which caused rift in his family. The situation aggravated when even the recently released Ram Charan Teja starrer ‘Bruce Lee – The Fighter’ failed to make a mark. His frustration peaked further which translated into excessive mental harassment towards his wife.

Sreenu and Roopa have three daughters who have also made cameo appearances in his films ‘Dookudu’ and ‘Baadshah’.