Ace filmmaker Koratala Siva issued a clarification on the allegation made by Sri Reddy against him during the pre-release interviews of 'Bharat Ane Nenu'.
Koratala Siva: 'Personally, I am someone who is against Casting Couch. I won't even encourage such things happening in my surroundings. I have done four movies so far...worked with many actors and technicians, They know how I treat them. I treat all of them with so much respect, be it man or woman why because we are all humans. I won't call even junior artists with their names...will add suffix 'andi'. We feel offended whenever we come to know about casting couch in the Industry. I was shocked to know my name was mentioned indirectly in the casting couch episode. My well-wishers advised Me not to react. As the discussion is happening on media and social media, I have come forward to give an explanation'.
The Top Director claimed he neither uses abusive language nor includes any scene which hurts women in his movies. 'I lost my father when I was a kid. Since then, My Mom took care of Me. She passed away few years after my marriage. Thereafter, My Wife played a key role in my life. She is a follower of Swamy Vivekananda...we follow those principles. I travelled mostly with those two women. So, I have lot of respect for women in general. I don't get involved in things like Casting Couch. People who know Me can tell what I am as a person. Request everyone to understand my heart & soul'.