Casting Couch is perhaps the most dreadful word one hears in the world of showbiz. Lustful directors get their “catch ” as they promise young actors that they will be cast in a movie or two. Some sturdy people with spine count on their talents while some take an easy route perhaps to fetch that much needed stardom or only to be fooled. Here’s Surveen Chawla who was apparently asked to make a compromise in exchange of a role in a film. ALSO READ: Parched trailer starring Radhika Apte & Surveen Chawla gives closer look at rural feminism
One hears that Surveen Chawla who is doing pretty well for herself as far as acting career. She was the lead actor in Hate Story project was also seen Anurag Kashyap’s Ugly. But here she is was apparently talking a time when she had to face the monster of casting couch. In an interview Surveen said that she had to face such sory occurrence one. Surveen mentions that she did not face such problems i Bollywood. She encountered the casting couch phenomenon while working down south–in Tamil Cinema to be very precise. ALSO READ: Was Ranveer Singh the victim of Casting Couch?
It so happened that, one gathers that the director made such filthy move to be with her. Surveen reveals that the director’s friend told her that such arrangements would be made until the film was completed. This happened when Surveen was struggling to get a foothold in the industry. Reports also suggest that Surveen was struggling big time back then and was staying as a paying guest. She was literally thrown out of her accommodation for coming back in the late night from day’s work. And yet Surveen managed to survive such onslaught of attacks and manged to steady her career.
It would be pertinent to note that its not just females who face the problem of casting couch but men too suffer at the hands of such directors who think that such practices are prevalent to get a foothold in the industry. Countless number of models have to face such troubles who are dreadfully termed as routine.
Recently Ranveer Singh had shocked one and all by claiming that he had to face the monster of casting couch during his struggling days A man he had to meet for a film had apparently demanded Ranveer to do indulge in a sexual act. After Ranveer Singh’s confession actor Ayushmann Khurrana too had shared his experience.” 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,” recounted Ayushmann.