Actress Esha Gupta opens up on the casting couch experience in Bollywood

Esha Gupta is one of the most popular actresses in India. She is also a model and won the Miss India International title in 2007. Notably, she established a career in Bollywood films.

She entered the Femina Miss India contest in 2007, where she came third and went on to win the Miss India International title. Later on, she also represented India at the Miss International pageant.

After she became popular on the big stage, she started to receive offers for movie roles. She announced her arrival in the acting industry in the 2012 commercially successful crime thriller Jannat 2.

Her acting helped her fetch a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She also drew plaudits for her portrayal in the political drama Chakravyuh (2012). However, her performance in the comedy film Humshakals (2014) received negative reviews.

It is also worth mentioning here that her highest-grossing releases came with the horror thriller Raaz 3D (2013), the crime drama Rustom (2016) and Baadshaho (2017).

Actress Esha Gupta opens up on the casting couch experience in Bollywood

Meanwhile, the Bollywood actress, Esha Gupta had opened up on the casting couch experience in Bollywood. During an interview with Bollywood Bubble, Esha Gupta spoke about the casting couch during the interview.

She said, “Yeah, two people, They’ve done that to me. One of them, well I did the film still. Because it was a little sly move. I think they also expected an outdoor shoot, we’ll just be really nice to her, things may change then.

“But I am also really smart, I said I am not going to sleep alone. I used to make my makeup artist sleep in the room with me. I said ‘Oh I am scared, I won’t sleep’. But, it’s not the ghosts that you are scared of, it’s the person. Because you never know when they…You also dont want to be disrespectful,” she added.

She further added, “But the problem is also they only do it to us, they won’t do it to the industry kids because there their parents will come and kill you. But to us, they would do thinking she wants work. So eventually I saw a very dirty side of the person I worked with because they became very vindictive when they realised that ‘shit she is not going to do anything’. Because that is the only film where my mother also went with me.”

Talking about her second experience, she said, “Then there was where halfway through the film, the co-producer told the maker of the film, ‘I dont want her in the movie. Why is she there?’ This is after 4-5 days of starting the shoot. He said, ‘No she is my Heroine.’ The maker came to me and asked ‘Did this happen with this guy?’ and I looked at him and laughed saying yes sir.””