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.
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.
South Indian actress Keerthy Suresh gives a Bold statement on Casting Couch
Keerthy Suresh is one of the popular actresses in the South Indian film industry. She made the headlines recently after she gave a bold statement on the casting couch.
In a recent interview, the actress confessed that there is a casting couch going on in the industry. She said, “Many of my co-stars have shared their experiences with me. But I have not experienced it till now. I have been very decent and straightforward all through my career, and maybe that’s why nobody approached me with such intentions.”
“In case some filmmaker asks me to commit myself to him to get a role in his film; I would prefer to reject the offer, no matter what. I would prefer to leave the film industry and do a regular job in a company that accepts such offers. I am not that type.”