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Updated on: Friday, May 28, 2021, 07:40 PM IST

'Was told that I'll have to sleep with the hero': Kishwer Merchant shares shocking casting couch experience

Television actress and former 'Bigg Boss' contestant Kishwer Merchant, who's expecting her first child with husband Suyyash Rain, in a recent interview opened up about her experience of casting couch in the film industry.
'Was told that I'll have to sleep with the hero': Kishwer Merchant shares shocking casting couch experience |

'Was told that I'll have to sleep with the hero': Kishwer Merchant shares shocking casting couch experience |

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Television actress and former 'Bigg Boss' contestant Kishwer Merchant, who's expecting her first child with husband Suyyash Rain, in a recent interview opened up about her experience of casting couch in the film industry.

The 'EK Hasina Thi' actress revealed that she was asked to 'sleep with the hero' when she had gone for an audition with her mother.

In an interview with ETimes, Kishwer said that she was once asked to 'sleep with the hero' by a 'very big' producer. The actress added that she politely turned down the offer and left.

Kishwer said that while the film industry is infamous for casting couch, it happens in every industry.

When asked if the disturbing experience stopped her from doing films in Bollywood, Kishwer denied and said that she was always more inclined towards TV and 'kept getting work in quality and quantity'.

The actress told the outlet that she is happy with the way her career has shaped up.

Merchant is known for featuring in shows such as 'Hip Hip Hurray', 'Ek Hasina Thi' and 'Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar'.

She had also participated in the popular reality show 'Bigg Boss'.

On the personal front, the 40-year-old recently announced that she is expecting her first child with Suyyash Rai. They will welcome the baby this year, in August.

Merchant and Rai started dating in 2011 after they met on the sets of the their show 'Pyaar Ki Ek Kahani'. They tied the knot in 2016.

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Published on: Friday, May 28, 2021, 07:40 PM IST
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