Indian actress makes shocking revelations about casting couch in Bollywood
It is common for powerful men in the industry to demand sexual favours, the actress said.
Following the #MeToo campaign, Bollywood actresses are raising their voice against casting couch in the film industry.
Now, Radhika Apte and well known Marathi actress Usha Jadhav has come forward to share their harassment stories in a BBC documentary, to be aired this weekend.
"Some people are regarded as Gods. They are so powerful that people just don't think that my voice is going to matter, or people think that if I speak, probably my career is going to get ruined," she was quoted in Mid-Day.
Award-winning actress Usha Jadhav from the Marathi film industry said it is common for powerful men in the industry to demand sexual favours. Sharing one such incident, she recollects being told that she would have to give something in return.
She said she had no money to which the film industry guy said that it's not about money and she might have to compromise, maybe it can be a producer, director or both.
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The documentary, Bollywood's Dark Secret also has stories of aspiring actors in Bollywood.