There is literally no hiding from the fact that India is the largest producer of movies in the entire world. Bollywood, Kollywood, Tollywood and other regional cinema industries together produce more movies than any nation in the world.
The Indian film industry is the world’s most profitable movie-making nation, with a net gross production of 800 to 1,000 movies every year which is almost double the net creation produced by Hollywood.
With feminism and women empowerment becoming the most-talked subjects, actresses have become more open about prevalent issues.
Popular producer opens up on casting couch
Sruthi Hariharan is a popular Indian actress and producer who appears predominantly in Kannada language movies. She debuted in a 2012 Malayalam movie identified as Cinema Company, and her first movie in the Kannada cinema industry was Lucia.
The 34-year-old Shruthi received Special Mention Award at the 66th National Film Awards for her performance in the movie Nathicharami. Meanwhile, she has opened up on the casting couch.
The producer disclosed that one of the popular revealed that one of the leading Tamil Producers bought the rights to her Kannada movie and was to cast her in the remake provided she says ‘okay’ to the casting couch with 5 producers of the film.
She added, ‘I retorted by saying that I carry a slipper with me in my hand.’ Sruthi disclosed thereafter, she didn’t receive any good offers from Tamil films.
Several actresses in the Indian film industry have been a victim of sexual harassment. Time and again, the actresses have spoken up against 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 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.