The Kerala Police on Monday arrested Malayalam actor Srinath Bhasi for allegedly insulting a woman. Srinath courted controversy while promoting his latest film Chhatambi, which means rowdy. During an interview on a YouTube channel, Srinath lost his cool on the question of a female anchor. He dropped the F-word, expressing his annoyance. It is also alleged that he misbehaved with the crew members after the cameras were turned off. However, Srinath has denied all the allegations.
The police registered the case based on a complaint received from a YouTube channel that hosted Srinath’s controversial interview. The police have also sought video of the interview and CCTV footage of the incident.
The police asked Srinath Bhasi to appear before them on Monday. While the actor asked for a day to present himself for questioning, he later reached the police station and was arrested.
The actor reportedly lashed out at the interviewer when he was asked to rank his co-stars on the basis of their ‘fierness’. “I’m pissed right now,” he said, before dropping the F-word. In the light of Srinath’s latest displeasure, an old video clip of him throwing tantrums at an RJ in a show has also surfaced.