John Vijay, the “
Kabali” actor, was alleged for sexual harassment by an anonymous girl. Later,
Amit Bhargav wife “
T S Sriranjani” alleged him for harassing her through the phone. She posted: #Metoo actor John Vijay is a compulsive pervert and I have personally cautioned a few girls who have interned with his agency at different times over the last few years. I did the fun interview with him and out of the blue about a month later he called me up in the middle of the night and said he was upset that I had not informed him about when it was telecast. I was half asleep and said I would call him the next day. But he pursued the conversation obviously hinting at the possibility of phone sex. When I couldn't politely decline anymore, I threatened to tell his wife which is when he dropped it and that was the last time he interacted outside of a public setting. I’ve heard other accounts of girls feeling uncomfortable cos of his advances and have hence refrained from referring anyone to work with him in any capacity. It's the best I could do within my power to help a fellow sister looking to gain experience in media. In fact, I have heard him see firsthand that when he was shooting for Kabali in Malaysia, he’d ask girls for kisses in a funny, casual way when they came for selfies. Girls like a sense of humor but not when it comes to such things.
After this post, Sriranjani got a call from John Vijay’s wife and she apologized for his acts. Sri tweeted, “Shortly after my #MeToo tweet, John Vijay's wife reached out to me to hear about it firsthand. She also messaged apologizing on his behalf. I truly appreciate the way she conducted herself (i.e. not blind siding) Now he has too. @NOTamitbhargav @Chinmayi.”