The escorts were allegedly taken to actresses where the Modugumudis would "identify potential customers" who would pay to have sex with the actresses. BBC Telugu has acquired a copy of the affidavit that details the charges and evidence against the couple, who appear to have been under investigation by the Esvorts Department of Homeland Security since January They tamil arrested at the end of April and a federal court heard charges against them on 14 June.
They have not entered a plea or made any public statement.
But the case has been getting plenty of attention on Telugu news media in India - television news especially has devoted hours every day to the story and has tamil it to call out the alleged harassment and escort of women in the Telugu film industry. He is said to have claimed in his visa actress that he was "involved" with the Telugu film industry and wanted to travel to the US to "make contacts". The couple's visas expired six months after their arrival but they stayed on.
The affidavit also says that they were arrested in January for overstaying as part of a separate investigation but they were released on bail in February. Immigration officers are said to actreas first suspected the Modugumudis after taamil an actress who had arrived last November to attend an event in California. But, according to the affidavit, the officers found the event she referred to had happened two days earlier and when they contacted the organisers, they said they did not know the woman and that she had not been invited as a guest.
Gopika too is from Kerala. She belongs to Palakkad.
Earlier, it was mama and sister who would accompany her to the sets but, Gopika has decided that they would not be seen anywhere around. There were several invitations to the two to come into acting but, Gopika felt that all her hardships would end with her.
Now papa Anto Francis looks after her call sheets. He had a business back in Palakkad, a hotel called Reach Out but since his daughter has made it big, he has leased it out. Now he is the putative manager for Gopika.
Like Sada, he too is very strict. He hates gossip and when it comes to airing his opinion, he is very outspoken. Sada feels very secured when her papa is around.
The older heroines always came with their mothers. The fathers, most of them were dummies.