From Shama Sikander to Sri Reddy: the horrors of her casting couch continue to haunt the industry



The casting couch exists everywhere. Several celebrities have previously spoken out about their horrible experiences on the casting couch in both southern cinema and Bollywood. Some of them approached it in the most mature and wise way they could and moved on, some stories continue to haunt the industry with their unpleasant moments. Also read: when birthday boy Ayushmann Khurrana gave up his Bollywood career and started playing college concerts

Shama sikander

“My casting experience was horrible. I went to meet with this director regarding work and he was not behaving in a professional manner. I didn’t appreciate the fact that he touched my thighs without my consent. I even told him after the meeting that ‘Sir, before the meeting, my respect for you was extremely high, but now, you are nowhere. I am ashamed to have been an admirer of your work. It is extremely difficult because I was so young then that it took me a while to understand what exactly happened as I distinguished between what is a good touch and what is not a good touch. My father used to accompany me to meetings from then on. I was born and raised in a certain way so I have my own morals. The incident affected my thinking and I have even dealt with suicidal thoughts before because of this. It was not easy for me. It is never easy for any woman. It is extremely embarrassing and shouldn’t happen to anyone. Looking back now, I feel like all of these things made me stronger as an individual, ”he told IWMBuzz. Also read: Will the upcoming Ayushmann Khurrana, Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, Anek and Doctor G films take the OTT route? This is what the actor says

“I think an actor in the south once called me on my room phone and tried to flirt and I was very rude to him. I think he got into a fight with me later. But anyway, I have never received a request saying that. You have to sleep with us. Oh, I got a call once and they said ‘they’re making this movie in Bollywood and I want you to have a meeting with them. But would you be okay sleeping with that person?’ And I laughed! I said you are very funny, you are very funny and I said no, I am not. Ask him to go to hell, “he told Bollywood Life. Also read: Ayushmann Khurrana reveals the only thing he wants to achieve with his next films Anek, Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, Doctor G

“I faced the casting couch three times. There was a time when they told me to accompany a film director for an examination and they said ‘I want to know every inch of your body’. I started to ignore the calls from then on. “, said. Pinkvilla. She then added, “A filmmaker to see what my cleavage looks like and a filmmaker wants to see what my thighs look like. These kinds of things happen.”

“A casting director had told me, ‘I’ll give you the lead role if you showed me your tool.’ I told him I’m straight and politely declined his offer,” he told Pinkvilla.

Maanvi gagroo

“A year ago, I got a call from a random unknown number. They told me, ‘We are doing a web series and we wanted to hire you.’ They told me the budget and I said, ‘no, this is too less and why are we talking about the Budget? Tell me the script. Only if I’m interested and you’re interested in tying me up, can we discuss money, dates and everything. ‘So he says’ we’re asking people if they agree with the budget.’ ‘No, it’s less’, he tripled the budget in his next sentence. He said:’ I can give you so much too, but aapko ‘I buy’ (commitment) karna suffers Suddenly, I don’t know what caused me, I started to abuse him. ‘Aap phone rakho, how dare you? Mai police ko denounce kar rahi hu’. I was really angry because in this pro imposed #MeToo era, I was puzzled how things like this still happen, “she told Koimoi.

Swara bhasker

“He (the filmmaker) stalked me during the day and called me during the night. They asked me to come to his hotel room on the pretext of discussing the scene and I would find him drinking. During the first week itself, he started talking about love and sex and one night, I came to my room, drunk, and asked to be hugged. It was terrifying, “she told the Mumbai Mirror.

Sri reddy

Tollywood actress Sri Reddy started a debate on the prevalence of couch casting in the entertainment industry. She stripped naked in front of the Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce office in Hyderabad in 2018 and accused many prominent names of luring her into bed after promising her good roles in movies. She revealed that she chose to sleep with celebrities because she wanted to fulfill her ambition to become an actress and survive in the industry.

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