Samantha Ruth Prabhu is a popular Indian actress who carved out a reputation for herself in the Tollywood and Kollywood film industries. The pan-India actress is also a recipient of several awards, including four Filmfare Awards South, six South Indian International Movie Awards and two Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Awards.
Meanwhile, her first item song “Oo Antava Mama Oo Oo Antava Mama” in the action-drama movie Pushpa: The Rise created records and hype. As a result, the song also became widely popular on all social media platforms.
Casting couch in the South film industry – Samantha exposes the other side
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 Indian film industry have been a victim of sexual harassment. Time and again, actresses have spoken up against the casting couch and harassment. Previously, the #MeToo movement hit the headlines which exposed some popular names from several professional fields across the country.
Samantha Akkineni replied to the alleged casting couch issue in the film industry. The actress who has been working in Telugu and Tamil movies added during an interview that the casting couch exists not only in the film industry but in every industry. Although she prevented from talking about each and everyone’s virtue, she echoed that there will always be a few black sheep.