When Kalki Koechlin spoke about shocking casting couch, read details

When Kalki Koechlin spoke about shocking casting couch, read details

Kalki was sexually assaulted as a child, but she used her platform to advocate for today’s victims and encourage them to step up and fight back. Kalki Koechlin was one of the Bollywood celebrities who turned down lucrative fairness deals.

She once said in an interview that she would never endorse a fairness brand. “I don’t think there is anything wrong with being fair, but it has become such an obsession in our country that it is all we look for in beauty.

Meanwhile, the actress herself shared her casting couch experience. 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, #MeToo movement hit the headlines which exposed some popular names from several professional fields across the country.

When Kalki Koechlin recalled her shocking casting couch experience!

Kalki Koechlin added that she has also encountered the difficulty of casting couch but she managed to slip through it. She added, “I must say, of course, it exists! It did try and entangle me in its grip but I am slippery, I always managed to get out of it. The minute I felt uncomfortable, I walked away!”

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