Bollywood celebrities who have been a victim of casting couch
- Tisca Chopra-
This veteran actress is a perfect mélange of beauty with brain. Being an outsider, she also had some bitter experiences in the world of glamour and casting couch is amongst them. She told how people were ready to give her work not on the basis of her acting skills but for sexual favors. However, she managed to keep her dignity intact.
- Shakti Kapoor Sting Operation-
Whenever the topic of casting couch raises this sting operation to mark its presence. Owing to its intensity and impact on Bollywood, this incident can’t be missed. Way back in 2005, Shakti Kapoor, the reel life villain turned a real-life baddie with an allegation made by a TV reporter. She said that she was ready to accept the offer of couch offered by great celebrity made during a project. Some leaked intimated and personal photographs confirm the allegations up to a good extent.
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- Payal Rohatgi-
This ex-Big Boss contestant and actress also accused director Dibakar Banerjee of putting forward an offer on the casting couch. This incident was one of the most exposed casting couch incidents till date and was in news and public-eye for quite a long time.
- Preeti Jain-
Well, whether you are a famed director or a man behind the cameras, casting director, it seems the casting couch has spared no one. The high-leveled publicity and involvement of famous director Madhur Bhandarkar made this incident trending news for a long time. Came into the limelight in the year 2004, the actress Preeti Jain accused Madhur of casting couch. The allegations further intensified by the revelation of how Bhandarkar had raped her 16 times during 1999 and 2004. The case was dragged to Supreme Court and the highest legal authority quashed the case finally in 2012.
- Ayushmann Khurrana-
Another male actor from film fraternity who was a victim of casting couch is Ayushmann Khurrana. In his interview with DNA in 2016, the actor revealed how he came across with this vice when he was leaving no stone unturned to make a debut in Bollywood. He was once called by a casting director and despite asking his portfolio, Ayushmann was asked for a sexual favor.