The entertainment industry may seem an exotic topic to discuss, but there are several stories that remain behind the screen. There are purposely censored in order to do away with a lot of humiliation and gossip.
There have been several incidents when the new actors have faced undesirable circumstances right from the auditions, and these are somewhat shocking. When some of these stories are leaked, they create a lot of buzz for a couple of weeks, before they subside. Their place is occupied by other stories that attract the people.
There are several shocking incidents where the Bollywood personalities have been couched, either mentally or sexually.
The sexual assault allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has revealed the ugly side of showbiz. Closer home, Bollywood actresses have also spoken about instances of casting couch in the industry.
Priyanka Chopra made headlines for saying, ” I don’t think there is ‘a’ [Harvey Weinstein in India]…I think there’s a lot more out there”.
Speaking on the same issue, actress Vidya Balan expressed shock over how so many powerful and talented women were forced into silence.
“To think that even the most powerful female actors chose to keep silent on the matter for decades is a reflection of how women, however successful they may be, don’t feel safe addressing sexual harassment,” she said.
As if all of this wasn’t disturbing enough already, television actress Sulagna Chatterji took to social media to call out the double standards of the entertainment industry.
The actress shared her horrific experience revealing how apparently there’s no work in the industry without a “compromise”.
Sulagna, in an Instagram post, revealed how common the casting couch phenomenon is and how unabashedly actors are asked to “compromise”.
"When such offers are so common that you are not even affected anymore," the caption reads.
Don’t you think it is high time that human beings are treated like human beings and not objects put up for sale?
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