Bollywood film industry is famous for its style and glamour. A lot of people choose their careers in the film industry but some of them have to face the dark side of it. There are many cases of casting couch which completely changed the thinking of some people with time. Bollywood casting couch cases are kept secret by victims to avoid humiliation. Here is the list of some of the actors who have fallen victim to it.
Bollywood Casting Couch Incidents
Kangana Ranaut, who is known for her bold nature and unique fashion style, also faced the incident of the casting couch. In the film, Tanu Weds Manu, after the auditions, she was asked to do a sexual favour in return for a role. The actresses denied the task and finally got the role because of her talent. She also revealed, if casting couch is the only option to work in films, then the women from the red alert areas would quickly become actresses. Later she achieved new heights in her career, and she received the national award for the movie “Tanu Weds Manu Returns”. She has received a national award for her acting in the film “Queen“.
.The talented actress, Kalki Koechlin also had an encounter with casting couch in her career, which she refused. She said whenever she felt like entangled in the web of the casting couch, but she cleverly fled away from it. Also, she said that a bad actor would not get any benefit from accepting such offers. One needs to be talented to prove its mettle in the industry, and there is no shortcut like casting couch for success in the film industry.
Tisca Chopra, who received the accolade for her talented acting in the movie “Taare Zameen Par” also had to look through the dark side of Bollywood. She said a famous director offered her a role in the film, but later she came to know about the evil intentions of the director. Without giving a second thought, Tisca denied the offer and maintained her dignity. She shared this incident with the media in a hilarious manner.
The beautiful actresses, Surveen Chawla, who had delivered a bold performance in the movie Hate Story also faced the incidents of the casting couch. She admitted that while in the beginning years of her career, she was offered to choose the path of casting couch in the south industry. Surveen said she was so lucky that she denied the offer even if it left her with losing the role. She also said that she had not faced any such incident in Bollywood.
The actress admitted that she knows many people who have fallen victim to the casting couch. She too was offered the option of choosing the path of the Casting couch. A famous south actor started a flirtatious conversation with her and asked her for sexual favours in exchange for a role. Later, she was also offered a position in the Bollywood movie and asked to meet the makers, but denied it due to the evil intentions of that person.
Payal accused the director Dibakar of couching her. She said the director promised her a role in the movie Shanghai but later gave it to someone else. On the other side, Dibakar said she was sending some inappropriate signals, and so he removed her from the role because of her indecency. Later, the director Anurag Kashyap also came in support of him.
The actress who was once a famous for her glamour had to leave the film industry within no time. She said Rajkumar Santoshi approached her on the sets of China Gate and asked her to involve physically with him. Mamta admitted she was thrown away from some of the movies because of her denial. Also, her role was cut short due to her opposition. We can see that how Bollywood casting couch put hurdles in her film career.
Sameera Reddy also admitted that incidents of casting couch are frequent in the film industry. She faced Bollywood Casting couch and left the industry because of the casting couch offers, which she frequently received from many people. Now, she is doing an excellent job in the south film industry. Sameera said no one is a victim of it, but everyone is a player because a clap needs two hands to make a sound.