A woman who lives in a patriarchal environment is vulnerable to various types of harassment whether she is in public, at work, or on social media. In addition, it is not uncommon for women to experience harassment in crowded public places. The same is true for Bollywood actresses, who frequently have terrible experiences on the casting couch.
A lot of actresses have encountered harassment in the film industry. There has been discussion about the “Casting Couch” in Bollywood for a long time. It is not a brand-new concept; it has been used in the shadowy world of the entertainment industry.
Bollywood’s glossy film industry is not as opulent as it initially appears. It has occurred on several occasions for inexperienced or even seasoned actresses to run into uncomfortable and unexpected circumstances. When some of these stories are leaked, there is a lot of buzz at first, but after a few weeks, it quiets down. Other captivating tales have accomplished what they set out to do.
Many actresses have spoken up about the horrors of the casting couch. Bollywood celebs have been subjected to a number of shocking incidents of sexual or mental harassment.
But now it’s time to talk about TV actresses who made headlines for talking about their time on the casting couch. So, let’s hear what they had to say:
1. Divyanka Tripathi
Divyanka once admitted to Bollywood Bubble that there was a time when she was financially strapped and under a lot of stress. She revealed that if she helped the director, she would receive a job offer and a huge break. The actress claimed that she was told as though it were common practice.
2. Madalsa Sharma
Actress Madalsa Sharma of Anupamaa spoke in-depth about the casting couch in an interview with E-Times. You run into somebody once in a while, she had said.
who are probably a little more interested in things that you are not at all willing to offer
The actress asserted that if she felt uneasy around someone or during a meeting, she would just get up and leave the area. She continued, “It’s a personal choice.”
3. Shivya Pathania
Baal Shiv actor Shivya Pathania recently opened up to Hindustan Times about her time spent on the casting couch. She claimed to have received a call asking her to participate in an advertisement audition with a well-known celebrity. He did, however, caution her that she would have to make some concessions.
On the guy’s laptop, Hanuman Chalisa was playing, and the actress recalled telling him,
Aapko sharam nahin aa rahi hai? Aap bhajan (Hindu devotional hymn) sun rahe ho aur aap kya bol rahe ho
4. Sneha Jain
Saath Nibhana Saathiya 2 actress Sneha Jain revealed to E-Times that she has been offered a role in a South film and would need to fly to Hyderabad to meet the director and producer. After signing the contract, she discovered that she had to make concessions and spend time with the director, listening to his instructions.
5. Kishwer Merchant
Kishwer, who has been in a number of TV shows, told the Times of India that she once received instructions to sleep with a famous person. The actress gently denied it before leaving the meeting.
6. Aradhana Sharma
It was widely talked about the horrible incident that happened to Aradhana Sharma, a cast member of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah and Splitsvilla.
She told Times Of India that she had been to Ranchi for work and experienced inappropriate touching while performing the script reading. She gave the man a simple shove before leaving the area.