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Casting Couch Row: Read to know what Alia Bhatt has to say on the issue!
The issue of Casting Couch has led to a huge debate in both Bollywood and Hollywood. While, it is prevalent in the industries since long, but has caught public’s attention because of the famous #MeToo and #TimesUp movements in Hollywood. Many actresses of the west have levied sexual allegations against filmmaker Harvey Weinstein.
Talking about the same issue in B-town, the industry is divided into parts for their opinions. While choreographer Saroj Khan and actor Shatrughan Sinha have termed it as a provider of livelihood, actress Radhika Apte has acknowledged it as a serious issue. The recent one to join the 0n-going debate of Casting Couch is the ‘Raazi’ actress Alia Bhatt. (Also Read: Casting Couch Row: Shatrughan Sinha defends Saroj Khan after Richa Chadha)
When the actress to comment on the same, she told Deccan Chronicle, ” All of a sudden the casting couch discussion has become a burning topic. However, I am of the opinion whenever such topics are discussed, the environment turns very negative. People start believing that the industry is bad.”
Acknowledging the existence of casting couch in the Industry, Alia added, “I know and do understand that at times, many boys and girls have to go through bad situations in order to be able to fetch some work. Everyone has to face their own battle of struggle in order to be able to get work in this industry. And during their struggle, some people could use the strugglers for their benefit.”
The ‘Student Of The Year‘ actress also had a piece of advice for the aspiring youths who wish to get a break in Bollywood. Alia said, “They should always believe in themselves. However, if at all they are confronted with this bad moment (casting couch) they need to immediately inform their parents. And thereafter go to the police.”
We appreciate Alia’s advice and hope it is taken into account by her fans and the budding actors. On the work front, Alia will be seen in Ayan Mukerji’s ‘Brahmastra’ starring Ranbir Kapoor and Mouni Roy .
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