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What casting couch? It’s a fake belief, claim popular TV actresses


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The entire entertainment industry is currently discussing about the casting couch issue. Actress Alekhya aka Sri Reddy is presently going around TV channels and addressing the problem by adding her experiences. She recently claimed that heroines must give commitments to the producers and directors to earn survival in the film industry.

Due to Sri Reddy’s stripping act, many biggies are giving out their opinions about casting couch. Ace choreographer Saroj Khan has recently opened up about casting couch. She said, “Don’t say anything to the film industry. It gives us our daily bread and butter. Casting couch has been prevalent since ages. Government people also do it. Why is everyone after the film industry? At least it provides us food. It doesn’t rape someone and leave her.”

And now, popular television actresses like Devoleena Bhattacharjee, Shubhangi Atre and Sara Khan have come out and said television industry is not polluted by such conditions. They also call it fake believe.

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Devoleena Bhattacharjee: I have never experienced or heard about any such experience from my friends and near ones. I have only read about it. I really don’t feel or see any such happening around my working ground. However, if even it exists I am always against it. I believe the fact industry is too big and talent is always respected here.

Shubhangi Atre: I believe a producer or the maker are investors. And from their point of view talent is always most welcome for their investment. An artist with no talent will never take the show ahead. And casting needs the approval of Producer and channel too. So I don’t see casting couch in a genuine production company or a channel, nor have I faced any such situations till date. I believe this is a fake belief and polluting thought which many fake agencies follow up. And many innocent become victims of.

Sara Khan: Casting couch is totally a fake belief. At least I don’t see it around me. I have done many shows in India, TVC, regional and Bollywood movies. Even have work with Pakistani shows. But till date, I didn’t see this happening. I believe we enjoy most clean work. Yes, maybe we need to shoot day and night or long. But our work includes a good teamwork, fun, entertainment and travel. I enjoy my work.

Amrapali Gupta: Casting couch never happens in genuine production houses or say by channel. I have no such experiences. But yes I agree people in contact with different casting agencies are at risk of facing such situations. But I would love to suggest the aspiring actors who come in Mumbai to get some fame. Don’t go and even waste money in such agencies. Join casting groups on Social Media or find some famous, genuine casting people and go for auditions. If you are talented you’ll get roles for sure. And if someone offers any such condition, raise your voice rather putting yourself in a risk.

Mahika Sharma: I don’t believe casting couch exist in our industry at least. We all need to struggle with getting work. If people like your work, market brings you lot of offers and you grow automatically. A talented artist is just like a treasure for productions. Casting couch is just a synonym of superstitious belief. And many innocent become victims to it.