CASTING COUCH - Dark shade in the show business
India's film industry is one of the largest film industry in the World. Bollywood is a tremendous production center of numerous blockbuster movies. As believed that, everything has another side. So is with Bollywood. What is shown on the screen does not reflect the real Bollywood?
India's film industry is one of the largest film industry in the World. Bollywood is a tremendous production center of numerous blockbuster movies. As believed that, everything has another side. So is with Bollywood. What is shown on the screen does not reflect the real Bollywood? On backstage, there are many evils which spoil this glossy picture.
One among the black side of Bollywood is Casting couch. Many of the celebrities are victims of the casting couch. Some had faced it during the start of their career, while some had many stories of this throughout their life. It is a dirty secret which is hardly admitted by anyone. There is a long list of Bollywood celebrities who had faced casting couch in their lives:
RANVEER SINGH: Ranveer Singh said that he had experienced casting couch first hand. As a newcomer, i.e before making his debut movie Band Baaja Baaraat, he said that at his Andheri home, he had to meet with a gentleman. He said that he did everything with utmost care as the first impression is the last impression. But later, he gets to know that the man was interested in something else. He said that he was promised for the access to the production house in exchange for sexual favors. And later he gets to know that the man did it to everyone.
AYUSHMANN KHURRANA: Before stepping in the grounds of Bollywood, Ayushmann Khurrana was known as an Anchor. He struggled a lot to step into the shoes of Bollywood. He said that during his struggle, some directors asked him to deliver sexual favors. He also said that he simply refused them and stated to media that casting couch is a reality of this town.
KANGANA RANAUT: Kangana Ranaut said that she could also be the victim of the casting couch. She initiated her career at the mere age of 17. She said that she was offered a role for sleeping around. She said that one would be really stupid if he/she believes that a role would be offered only if he/she can please the director in this shameful way. She also said that if casting couch was so easy, then from the red light area, all of the women would have been superstars today.
RAKHI SAWANT: Rakhi Sawant is also a victim of casting couch and she had also admitted it. She faced this cruelty while she was struggling. She said that there is sexual corruption in the film industry also. But due to her talent and her will not to surrender to this cheap stuff, she learned how to say “No”. She also advised all strugglers not to give up and never surrender.
These are only some of the Bollywood stars who had been a victim of cruel casting couch- the most shameful act in this so-called glorious industry. There are many more real-life stories and mishaps of casting couch and it is still happening in the Bollywood film industry. Somebody truly said on this, there are lots of pain under the faces with makeup.