Bollywood appears glittery outside. But there exists a dark reality of this industry inside. It is called casting couch. The history of casting couch is as old as the Bollywood. Many actors and actresses have suffered this worst face of their career. Some kept their mouths mum but some gathered the courage to talk about it openly. Here are some of the actresses who face casting couch.
1) Payal Rohtagi
Payal Rohatgi shared an anecdote of casting couch that she faced, “During the audition of ‘Shanghai’, Dibakar Banerjee had asked her to remove her top but she refused. Therefore, she was fired from the film.” Dibakar however denied this statement.
2) Kangana Ranaut
The National Award Winner, Kangana Ranaut revealed that during the audition of the movie “Tanu Weds Manu”, the demand for sex was sought instead of a role in the film.
3) Tisca Chopra
Tisca Chopra is counted among the senior heroines of Bollywood today. Tisca had disclosed a few years ago that in a casting couch there is a secret agreement between the heroines and the cast which is never brought in front of them. They had to go through this too.
4) Chitrangda Singh
Chitrangada accused director Kushal of using obscene language with her. She was forced to do sex scenes in the film ‘Babumoshui Bandukbaz’, but she denied. After which Chitrangada was fired from the film.
5) Surveen Chawla
Beautiful and hot Surveenn Chawla revealed that she is a victim of casting couch as she faced it during her struggling days. However, even before stepping in Bollywood, he had to face casting couch in South’s films too.
6) Mamta Kulkarni
Mamta Kulkarni accused famous director Rajkumar Santoshi of casting couch. He asked her to return a sexual favor to get a role in the film.
7) Shilpa Shinde
Shilpa Shinde, the strong contestant on Bigg Boss 11 currently, too face the casting couch. In her initial days of modeling, she was asked to have sex with the director. But she denied.
8) Kalki Koechlin
Kalki Koechlin has also been the victim of the casting couch.