HYDERABAD, April 10, 2013
Two days ago while speaking to the media in Chennai, Anjali had accused her step-mother and a film director of harassment
Actor Anjali of ‘Seethamma Vaakitlo Sirimalle Chettu’ fame went missing from Daspalla hotel in Jubilee Hills on Tuesday.
The actor, who came from Chennai for the shooting of the Telugu remake of ‘Bol Bachchan’, checked into the hotel along with her uncle Suri Babu on Monday. She was to report for the film shoot but left the hotel at around 8 a.m. when her uncle went to the rest room, the police said.
Two days ago, Anjali while speaking to the media in Chennai, had accused her step-mother and a film director of harassing her.
“Video footage obtained from the camera in the hotel shows her walking out alone,” the Jubilee Hills police said after registering a case of missing person following a complaint lodged by her elder brother Ravi Kishore, who lives in Mehdipatnam. Her mobile phone was also switched off.
Police have obtained the call data record of her mobile phone and were analysing the calls to ascertain if any of the persons who spoke to her in recent past were behind her disappearance. Her brother suspected the role of Bharati Devi, to whom Anjali was given in adoption when she was a minor, behind her disappearance. He also showed to the police reports that had appeared in a few Telugu newspapers wherein the actor had accused Bharati Devi and a Tamil film director Kalanjiyam of harassing her.
She had maintained that Bharati Devi was not her biological mother but an aunt who had misused the money she had earned in her career and was also attempting to restrict her movements.
“If anything happens to me, they should be held responsible,” she had reportedly told the media in Chennai. Banjara Hills ACP E. Shankar Reddy said that special teams had been formed to trace the missing actor.