Bollywood industry has largely been influenced by people who haven’t heir link-ups in the film industry. The so-called star kids of already established ones are already in the headlines for all the reasons and are allowed to stay there despite their success or failure. On the contrary, talented ones are struggling to set their feet.
Case in point, the fans often hear something interesting or dirty as far as Bollywood is concerned. It is not just about nepotism but it is something else, it is about the casting couch experiences that happen to actresses behind the scenes.
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.
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.
Sameera Reddy exposes the Dark Side of Bollywood film industry
Sameera Reddy is one of the popular actresses in India. She has featured in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films in her career so far. She made her film debut with the 2002 film Maine Dil Tujhko Diya.
The Bombay-born actress has acted in several films such as Darna Mana Hai (2003), Musafir (2004), Jai Chiranjeeva (2005), Taxi Number 9211 (2006), Ashok (2006), Race (2008), Varanam Aayiram (2008), De Dana Dan (2009), Aakrosh (2010), Vettai (2012) and Tezz (2012).
Earlier, she openly spoke about the casting couch. Talking about the same, she said, “It takes two hands to clap. Nobody is a victim. We are all just players.”
“I think there was a crazy phase about 10 years ago where everybody was getting plastic surgery, b**b job, change nose or bone structure. I had to always pad my chest and was told to get a b**b job done. Many times, I would think, ‘Should I? Is this the norm?’ because it was so openly spoken about and as an actor I questioned if I had to do it. But I didn’t and I am so grateful to God I didn’t because today I wouldn’t have been comfortable about it,” she said in an conversation with Mid-Day.