Director Harish Shankar, who is known for delivering blockbuster hits like Gabbar Singh, Subrahmanyam For Sale and Duvvada Jagannadham, came out all guns blazing against a popular ‘Gossip’ website, which is known for publishing rumours on Tollywood artists with shadow images.
During the success meet of Ravi Teja’s Eagle, which was held in Hyderabad last night, Harish Shankar aggressively slammed the website for its fake and unreliable news articles which are solely aimed at damaging the image of actors and directors.
The website has been regularly targeting Harish Shankar by publishing critical articles about his career and films. Last year, an article insinuating the director surfaced in the website. It stated that he was boozing late in the night in a producer’s office as he was short of movie offers and hadn’t direct a film in four years.
Harish openly admitted that the article was aimed at him and also asked whether the one who wrote it accompanied him at the scene to mix soda and ice for the drink. He also challenged them to directly put out his image and publish articles if they had guts.
Harish further said trolling is not new to industry folks as it starts from the very own house of every individual and also from the near and dear before they come here succeed. He said it is his wish to take how many years of gap after each film.
Harish Shankar said he won’t bother even if they attack his upcoming films like Mr Bachchan and Ustaad Bhagat Singh. He also stated that a couple of new projects are in the pipeline.