Many newcomers have to go through the mental and physical torment of casting couch in their lives as well as in their career. Of late, celebrities started speaking about the issue and getting open about it, which actually throws light on the dark side of Bollywood.
Here’s what Casting couch exactly means:
The casting couch refers to a mentality in which directors and filmmakers take undue advantage and favor from aspiring film actors or actresses. The youngsters are provided with the filmy option in exchanged of s#xual favors.
1. Surveen Chawla
The stunning actress started her Bollywood career in 2014 with her bold style in the movie “Hate Story 2.” She acknowledged the truth here by saying she faced the Southern film industry’s casting couch but she never gave up and continued her hard work.
2. Kalki Koechlin
She’s among the few celebrities who’ve been outspoken about casting couch involvement. Kalki clearly turned down the offers when she was asked to make a compromise on that.
3. Ayushmann Khurrana
Before establishing himself as an actor, Ayushmann Khurrana indeed was a well-known anchor of the small screen. It was during his struggling days some of the casting directors asked him to deliver s#xual favors which he simply refused. Mr. Khurana also stated to media that casting couch is a reality of the tinsel town.
4. Kangana Ranaut
The actress has revealed that once she was approached for the gratification of s#xual pleasure which she declined for her powerful screen presence.
5. Ranveer Singh
The beautiful hunk of Bollywood once opened up the question of how he was about to become a casting couch victim, but he always considers his talent to be the superior so he never compromised on such things.
6. Tisca Chopra
Tisca Chopra herself revealed to the media that she was approached for something like this once, but she never put her dignity down instead of compromising on such things.
7. Rakhi Sawant
The Bollywood item girl said, “Girls in the industry have been abused from the start, but even the men in the industry are now facing this. It is sad to be living in this Kalyug.
8. Maushmi Udeshi
The actress blunt about her experiences in B-town: “If you are born in your mouth with a silver spoon and belong to one of those strong celebrity families that have a great impact on Bollywood, people seem to take you for granted.”
9. Preeti Jain
In B-town, the notorious casting couch scandal is the case of the Preeti Jain that created huge controversy by placing allegations on the famous director Madhur Bhandarkar. The trial was finally closed in 2012, when Bhandarkar was cleared from the crime by the Supreme Court.
10. Sameera Reddy
Revealing the influential actress said about casting couch, “It takes two hands to clap. No-one is a victim. We’re just players.’
11. Priyanshu Chatterjee
The Tum Bin actor said, “This man who offered me a film in return asked me for a s#xual favour. Yet I didn’t trust him, and because the film wasn’t made, I was right.
12. Mamta Kulkarni
During the filming of China Gate the beautiful actress Mamta Kulkarni hurled Rajkumar Santoshi with accusations of casting couch.
13. Suchitra Krishnamurthy
The “Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa” actress also spoke frankly about the incident of casting couch and said that due to lack of evidence, some of the incidents never get light.
14. Sambhavna Seth
The Bhojpuri actress also disclosed that nobody here is spared from the casting couch problem about Bollywood and the film industry whether male or female.
15. Payal Rohatgi
Payal Rohatgi also accused film director Dibaker Banerjee of giving him some pleasure once he offered her to be part of the film but Payal clearly declined the offer.
16. Sunny Leone
Sunny Leone’s entry here, while unethical, is not even a shock. Not because we think she deserved it, nobody does, but our culture is so narrow-minded because we believe she would be open to these ideas only because she has worked in the p**n industry. She declined the offer to sleep with the producer though.
Casting couch has always been a part of the film industry and even today it is very prevalent!