Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 11:
The controversy about Jessy alias Pralipta Priyadarshini Samal’s return to popular mega serial ‘To Anganara Tulasi Mu’ continues to grow, with the actress and telly association members slugging it out in the public.
Some members of the Odisha Television Artist Association on a private channel yesterday publicly criticized the inclusion of Jessy into the serial.
“ The court has not convicted me of murder. If Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt can act, then why cannot I? I am not afraid of anyone. I will keep acting,” Jessy had retorted in the same channel.
She had added that the Odisha Television Artist Association was trying to defame her.
Later, the Odisha telly association members met the Sarthak channel authorities and protested Jessy ’s return to their popular mega serial , according to sources.
The Odisha Television Artist Association have denied that they are defaming Jessy, they only want justice for Raja. The association is going to hold a meeting over the issue on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the return of Jessy to the sets of ‘To Anganara Tulasi Mu’ by Sarthak channel after her release from jail has created a furor among her serial co-actors too, with a main character ‘Dr Meher’ leaving the soap opera. Bhagaban Behera who plays the main character, ‘Dr Meher’ has left serial in a huff, after Jessy was reinstated as Tulasi.
“ Raja was my close friend . We all loved him. He lost his life because of Jessy. I will never work with such an actress in my life, said Bhagwan Behera had told Sambad.
The popular serial was facing troubled times after its main character Tulasi played by Jessy was arrested on charges of abetment to suicide of telly actor Ranjit Patnaik aka Raja.
She had been replaced by Ollywood actress Lipsa Mishra. But after Jessy was released on bail from Soro jail, she reportedly met the serial director, producer and channel head to take her back.
After considering her case they have called her back into the serial. The storyline has again changed and Jessy has become part of the cast.