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.
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, actors and 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.
Newcomer shares bad experience in film industry
Ashish Bisht is a famous Indian model and actor who is best known for his work in the Bollywood film industry. He drew plaudits for his acting abilities in the 2017 film Shab. Peers & More. Areesz Ganddi.
Meanwhile, he didn’t shy away from disclosing the bad experience in the film industry. Recalling the terrible experience, he said, “When I was struggling work I used to end up going for every audition, and once a producer called me to a shady place and his first question was Are you comfortable in bed?”