Actress Ishaara Nair, who played the lead role in the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Sathuranga Vettai (2014), has clarified that she didn’t disappear from the shoot of her upcoming film Engada Irundheenga Ivvalavu Naala but had only taken a break as she couldn’t tolerate the (sexual) harassment meted out to her by the director.
Allegations of pretty-looking Ishaara, who also has two more Tamil films and a Telugu films on her hands, assume significance as the director and producer of the film had claimed that she had ‘disappeared’ mid-way through the film’s shoot. The film has Ishaara, a Malayalee girl born in Bangalore, opposite Akhil of Kalloori fame. Kevin Joseph is the director of the film produced by Joseph Lawrence.
Taking on the producer-director duo for their allegations, Ishaara has said that she didn’t disappear from the film’s shoot. “Kevin misbehaved very badly with me during the film’s shoot and addressed me in a disrespectful, derogatory manner in front of the entire crew. His ways of explaining the shoot of a particular sequence was full of vulgar remarks and made me feel very awkward.
“None of the crew members helped me except keeping mum. The crew shot only for 2 days out of the dates I allotted. They wasted my call-sheet schedules and are now calling me to attend the shoot which is not feasible as I have call-sheet schedules of four other films to honour. Other directors haven’t misbehaved with me in the manner Kevin has done.
“They are only misusing my name to seek publicity for their film; in fact, I should have filed a complaint with Women’s Police against them. They should be thankful to me that I didn’t do so; I’m ready to take them on if they filed cases against me,” said a confident-looking Ishaara.