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7 POPULAR CELEBRITY AND THEIR SHOCKING CASTING COUCH ENCOUNTERS

By Siddharth Singh . 25th October 2017 06:43pm
7 POPULAR CELEBRITY AND THEIR SHOCKING CASTING COUCH ENCOUNTERS

WHAT EXACTLY IS CASTING COUCH? As per Wikipedia description, "casting-couch mentality is the demanding of sexual favors by an employer or person in a position of power and authority, from an apprentice employee, or subordinate to a superior in return for entry into an occupation, or for other career advancement within an organization. The term casting couch originated in the motion picture industry, with specific reference to couches in offices that could be used for sexual activity between casting directors or film producers and aspiring actors." Here is a list of 7 prominent celebs who said no to the casting couch.


 7. SAMEERA REDDY

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If I deny having had any bad experiences, I would be lying. Every industry has its downside and so does Bollywood. I have certainly had my share of bad experiences. But I have always managed to maintain my stand and command respect. The casting couch does exist, there is no denying it. I have just one thing to tell girls aspiring to be actresses. Nothing is worth selling your soul.
~ SOURCE (DNA INDIA)

6. KALKI KOECHLIN

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I must say, of course, it exists! It did try and entangle me in its grip but I am slippery, I always managed to get out of it. The minute I felt uncomfortable, I walked away.
~ SOURCE (INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES)

5. RADHIKA APTE

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Once an actor in South called me on my room phone and tried to get flirtatious and I just was so rude to him. I think he fought with me later on. But anyway, I haven’t ever got a request saying that you have to sleep with us. Oh, once I got a call and they said ‘they’re doing this film 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’re so funny, you’re very funny and I said no I’m not. Ask him to go to hell.
~ SOURCE (BOLLYWOODLIFE.COM)

VARALAXMI SARATHKUMAR

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The film industry is like this. You knew so when you joined. Why complain now or act surprised” is their attitude, the actor once wrote on Twitter. In her letter, Varalaxmi said, “I was in a meeting with the programming head of a leading TV channel. Towards the end of the half-hour meeting, he asked me, ‘So...when can we meet outside?’ To which I replied, ‘Regarding some other work?’. His reply was (said with a smug smile like it was the norm) ‘No no! Not work... for other things.’ I hid my shock and anger and told him, ‘Sorry! Please leave.’ His last word on the topic was, ‘So...that’s all?’. He smiled and walked away.
~ SOURCE (HINDUSTAN TIMES)

SURVEEN CHAWALA

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I feel very great that I have not encountered this (casting couch) here (in Bollywood). I have faced this (casting couch) down south and of course I refused to give into that...Honestly I can only comment on it if I had encountered it in Bollywood. I don’t know if I should call it sheer luck
~ SOURCE (HINDUSTAN TIMES)

AYUSHMANN KHURRANA

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In fact, I have been through that initially when I was part of the industry. I was a TV anchor, so a casting director directly told me that I would have to do it. So, I told him that if I was not straight, I might have given it a thought, but I can't do it. So yeah, the casting couch exists, but eventually, it's your talent or potential as an actor or performer which would last. You don't need to give in to such stuff.
~ SOURCE (INDIA TODAY)

RANVEER SINGH

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Later I got to know what he was interested in. When I said 'no', he was heartbroken like a jilted lover. I later spoke with other strugglers who said the man had made similar propositions to them.
~ SOURCE (HINDUSTAN TIMES)