The Dark Side of Bollywood: Top 5 actresses who faced casting couch

Entering and  setting a benchmark in Bollywood film industry is a dream for many. However, fame and money don’t come easy.

Most of the newcomers or aspiring artists have to face mental and physical harassment of casting couch in their lives as well as in their career before getting good roles. Many celebrities have also agreed on this and started speaking openly about the issue which actually shows the dark side of Bollywood. Listed below are the 5 prominent actresses who have faced casting couch in the film industry.

Surveen Chawla

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The stunning actress initiated her Bollywood career with her bold style in the movie Hate Story 2 released in 2014. She had admitted that before earning her name in the industry, she faced casting couch in the southern film industry but continued to work hard.

Kangana Ranaut

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Bollywood queen and actress Kangana Ranaut has had a tough journey in the film industry. The actress revealed that she was approached for sexual favors in various film auditions, but she believed in her capabilities and talent and never got caught in the trap of casting agents.

Tisca Chopra

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Taare Zameen Par actress Tisca Chopra herself revealed to the media that she once faced such an experience but didn’t compromise on her dignity.

Kalki Koechlin

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Kalki Koechlin is among the most versatile Bollywood actresses. She rose to fame with her stellar performance in Dev D and openly admitted getting the casting couch offers but rejected them.

Radhika Apte

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Radhika Apte has become a prominent name in the Bollywood industry. She has worked with top actors like Akshay kumar, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and more. She also admitted about facing casting couch in the film industry. Apte was offered a Bollywood film, but she was asked to make a compromise for getting the role however, she refused.

Tanushree Dutta

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Actor Tanushree Dutta has sensationally accused veteran Nana Patekar as her harasser while opening up on casting couch in Bollywood.

After reading the experiences of top actresses, one can easily figure out the disgusting truth of the film industry and decide upon their career in the industry.

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