We all are in awe of the glamour of Bollywood. But just as the saying goes- there are two sides to a coin. Bollywood deals with such a filthy and dark side too namely casting couch. Not only Bollywood but also television actors also face casting couch. This is a vile and perverted thing that has put many aspiring and talented actors into a dilemma and a serious lack of respect. Recently, Payal Ghosh put allegation on filmmaker Anurag Kashyap for MeToo.Many actors have recently come out and shared their ordeals with the world. Let’s look at several actors who had to face these horrifying episodes. But before that, we would like you to understand rightly what does casting couch means.
Basically, the term refers to the practice of offering employment to the applicant return of s*xual favors. It is going on silently in many parts of the industry. Prematurely it was limited to females but nowadays it has been going on with a lot of male actors as well. The actors, who come out from small places to conquer their dreams are put in false practices and their entire career is being destroyed.
1. Kangana Ranaut
The bold and stunning actress, Kangana Ranaut has spoken out the bitter truth of the film industry. During the film ‘Tanu weds Manu’ she was asked to have s*x after a scheduled meeting. She simply denied the proposal. She considered herself fortunate that she had never lost her morale. In an interview with the Times of India, she talked openly about casting couch and considered it to be stupid. She strongly disagrees with the idea of getting paid after sleeping with someone.
2. Surveen Chawla
The actress started her career in Bollywood in 2014 in the film ‘ Hate Story 2’Lovely and charming actress Surveen Chawla faced casting couch as many as five times in her career. Out of which two times was in Bollywood and the other three were in the south. But she never gave up and always tried to work hard. Chawla had a daughter after which she opened up about the issue.
3. Kalki Koechlin
The well-known actress and writer Kalki Koechlin unfolded the other face of Bollywood. She is the ex-wife of the well-known Indian film director Anurag Kashyap. Kalki shared with the leading portal that she was approached by a film producer for a date, during her auditions. But after she refused the offer, she never received a phone call from the production house ever again. She also faced vulgar comments on social media, but she learned to tackle them quite easily. Despite all such foul events, Kalki Koechlin gave some of the best films of Bollywood.
4. Radhika Apte
The actress, unfortunately, had to fall prey to the casting couch in the south industry. She was also approached by an actor in Bollywood. Radhika Apte refused the tabling this time. But she never gave up and always looked forward. The actress appeared in an Akshay Kumar film ‘Padman’, and also many popular web series.
5. Ayushmann Khurrana
The handsome actor and singer Ayushmann Khurrana recently opened about the existence of casting couch in Bollywood. Before planting himself in Bollywood the actor was a well-known anchor on the small screen. He admitted that many directors came close to him and demanded s*xual pleasure to which the actor clearly refused to.