Shivya Pathania is a popular Indian model and TV actress known for portraying Sita in the Indian mythological TV series Ram Siya Ke Luv Kush and Radha in RadhaKrishn.
Before she entered the acting field, she was crowned Miss Shimla 2013 at the International Summer Festival which happened in Shimla. Shivya also won Miss Oye and Miss Beautiful Smile.
After a year, she debuted in television playing Aarzoo Sheikh Mahajan in Humsafars opposite Harshad Chopda. In the year 2016, she played Zara Khan in Yeh Hai Aashiqui and drew plaudits for portraying Sanchi Mittal in Sony’s Ek Rishta Saajhedari Ka, co-starring Kinshuk Vaidya.
From 2017 to 2018, Pathania featured as Raavi Kaur in Zee TV’s Dil Dhoondta Hai. Besides that, she also starred as Radha in Star Bharat’s RadhaKrishn opposite Himanshu Soni and featured in as Priya in and TV’s Laal Ishq.
She also did a cameo appearance in Vikram Betaal Ki Rahasya Gatha. Notably, she played Sita in Colors TV’s Ram Siya Ke Luv Kush from 2019 to 2020.
Shivya Pathania shares strange casting couch experience
According to TellyChakkar, Shivya was quoted saying, “I was called for an audition in Santacruz (Mumbai). When I entered the room it was very small. The guy (who was supposed to be the producer) told me if you want to do this advertisement with a bigger celebrity, you will have to compromise.”
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.