Carrying a temporary visa, she told customs agents she had come to the U. Recently unsealed federal charges accuse a Chicago couple of Indian descent of running a high-end prostitution ring to lure actresses from Tollywood — a nickname for the lively Telugu-language film scene in southern India — to the U. District Court in Chicago. They also met clients in hotels at conferences in Dallas, New Jersey and Washington. The prostitution scheme was allegedly masterminded by Kishan Modugumudi, 34, an Indian businessman who rose to become a player in the Tollywood movie industry and co-produced several hit films. The complaint alleged that Modugumudi threatened the life of one of the actresses and her family if she told law enforcement the truth about what she did while in the country. If you try contacting me again, I'll have to make formal complaint.
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Jump to navigation. Controversies and the Telugu film industry seem to go hand in hand. A few weeks ago, actress Sri Reddy levelled charges against top Tollywood honchos of sexually abusing her. And now, a sex racket involving several Telugu actresses has been bust in Chicago, US. An Indian-origin couple was arrested in Chicago last week for running a sex racket in the country. The couple, Kishan Modugumudi and Chandra Kala Purnima Modigumudi, had been luring Tollywood actresses on the pretext of shows and then pushing them into prostitution. It is now revealed that the couple took six Indian actresses to the US.
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In an incident sure to send tremors down the spine of Tollywood, three tollywood heroines have been questioned for over six hours each in connection with a sex scandal in the US. The US police have arrested one Kishan Chandra and his wife for their role in a sex scandal. The call data from their mobiles revealed their links to several Tollywood actresses. They are said to fix customers for these actresses. One such actress has recently acted with all major heroes, while the other one has just given a huge flop. Another actress is a big name in Kannada films. These actresses have claimed that they had gone to the US to attend some functions. These incidents have been widely reported in English dailies in India. Srikanth Reddy. Show Full Article.
Hyderabad : Sri Reddy, the Tamil actress who recently led the fight against sexual harassment in Tollywood, on Friday said that she too was approached by people involved in the high-profile sex racket busted by authorities in the United States. This revelation came after a Telugu couple was arrested in Chicago on charges of running the prostitution ring in Chicago. NRI businessman and film producer, Modugumudi Kishan, and his year-old wife Chandra were arrested and charge-sheeted. The couple reportedly lured actresses from the Telugu film industry to the US and advertised them for sex at Indian conferences and cultural events across the country. They have coordinators in Hyderabad. She also alleged that the industry people know about such practices, yet have been turning a blind eye to it. Giving an insight into the modus-operandi, Sri added: "They will arrange visa and everything else for you. She told News "Fact is that it is not new thing going in US. Mostly it is C or D-grade artists, who are not lead actors but do supporting roles in films… they fall into this trap.