Casting couch is something which has been happening behind the scenes and it is not at all a new concept rather it is as old as our civilization. People started noticing it very recently. Several actresses have been a victim of harassment in the Film Industry as well.
The casting couch is a practice of asking for sexual favours from a job applicant in exchange for a job in the entertainment industry, especially acting roles. The casting couch originally referred to physical couches in the casting office. This practice is termed illegal in the United States.
Male casting directors, as well as, film producers use the casting couch in a bid to extract sex from ambitious actresses in Hollywood, Bollywood and other segments of the cinema industry.
Several actresses in the film industry have been a victim of sexual harassment. Time and again, actresses have spoken up against the casting couch and harassment. Previously, #MeToo movement hit the headlines which exposed some popular names from several professional fields across the country.
With feminism and women’s empowerment becoming the most-talked subjects, actresses have become more open about prevalent issues. With the MeToo movement encouraging several women to share their ordeal of sexual abuse at the workplace, the film industry is also no exception.
Sherlyn Chopra reveals the casting couch experiences with Sajid Khan
Sherlyn Chopra always exhibited herself as a bold and beautiful image in the industry and grabbed eyeballs due to bindaas attitude. She openly admitted that it was the best night of her life. She also added that she found true love as a result of her fling. Nonetheless, the model-turned-actress believes in unconditional love.
Meanwhile, the Bollywood actress, Sherlyn Chopra revealed her casting couch experiences with Sajid Khan. Her experience was more miserable. When she first met the director, she was still battling the death of her father.
In 2021, she tweeted about her dreadful experience. She stated, “When I had met him in April 2005, a few days after my father’s demise, he had taken his p*nis out of his pants and had asked me to feel it. I remember having told him that I know how a p#nis feels like & that the purpose of my meeting with him was not to feel or rate his penis..”