Casting couch is indeed one of the worst kept secrets of filmdom from time immemorial. And another fact is that it is still prevalent.
There are many cases which showcase the seedy side of the industry. Many actors compromise and go ahead to trade favors in a bid to make it big but some say direct no on the face.
There are very few cases like sting operation that caught Shakti Kapoor and Aman Verma red handed or take the case of Madhur Bhandarkar as well as of Subhash Ghai; that come into light.
The questions that loom on our head are that why there are no strict laws against such heinous crime? Why is this nuisance not yet curbed?
As we ponder and come up with answers, here is the list of actors who faced this menace :
- Ranveer Singh
If you think only females are exploited then you are wrong even males are the victims of casting couch syndrome and many like Ranveer are asked to trade sexual favors.
In one of the recent interviews, Ranveer Singh expressed how he too encountered casting couch problem.
He said, “Casting couch is a very real thing.” He goes on to give a description of that disgusting meet with the casting director, “ I visited a certain gentleman at his home in Andheri and handed him my portfolio. But he kept it aside, and later I got to know what he was interested in. When I said ‘No’, he was heartbroken like a jilted lover.”