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.
Unfortunately, it seems that casting couch exists in every film industry and it is really scary. The newcomers, perhaps, are not treated properly by some directors or producers.
Jackky Bhagnani says about casting couch
Meanwhile, Jackky Bhagnani is an Indian actor, film producer and entrepreneur. Meanwhile, he opened up on the casting couch. He once admitted that the casting couch exists in every film industry.
He further added that fans want to know more about movies so it gets publicized in the first place. He further said that if the actor or actress is willing to take the shortcuts, then it is their call.
“The casting couch exists in every industry. People want to know more about films, so it gets publicized. Unfortunately, it exists and it’s only practical and sensible to accept it. If you are willing to take shortcuts, it’s your call,” he added.