Since the huge expose of casting couch last year, the whole world has been fighting against it. Bollywood has also been accused of casting couch time and again. Many actresses (Richa Chaddha, Kangana Ranaut, Surveen Chawla, Tisca Chopra, Sameera Reddy etc) have said that it does exists but nobody speaks about it fearing the security of their work. Well, the recent person to give out a statement on this matter was reknown Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan. In a recent interview with with the award winning choreographer was heard giving a bizzare justification to the existence of casting couch in Bollywood. She said,
Can I tell you one thing? This has been going on since the beginning of time. It hasn't started now. Someone or the other tries to take advantage of every girl. The government's people do it too. then why are you after the film industry? It provides livelihood at least. The men here does not rape and leave you,Making it more shocking she further adds,
It depends on the girl, what she wants to do. If you don't want to fall in wrong hands, you won't. If you have talent, why would you sell yourself? Don't take the film industry's name, it is everything for us,This has let out a rage against the choreographer. Twitter has been blowing up with #SarojKhanBacksCastingCouh. After facing the backlash, Saroj Khan did apologize but it cannot fix what's already been said. South actress Sri Reddy who recently went on a nude protest to fight against casting couch, also said that she lost respect for her. Actress Sophie chodhary also took to Twitter saying,
Nobody wants to sleep with someone for work. But they are made to feel it's the only way and acceptable. And for those who don't it's tough. This has to stop.