EXCLUSIVE: Prachi Desai reveals SHOCKING details of facing casting couch for a big film: A director directly propositioned me

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Actress Prachi Desai rose to fame with Ekta Kapoor’s Kasamh Se. After her successful stint on the small screen, Prachi made her Bollywood debut with Farhan Akhtar starrer Rock On!!. Later she went on to feature in films like Life Partner, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, Bol Bachchan, Azhar to name a few. Prachi was recently seen in the thriller Silence..Can You Hear It? In a candid chat with Bollywood Bubble, Prachi opened up about her casting couch experience in Bollywood.

Opening up about the sexual proposition that she experienced and how she dealt with it, Prachi shared, “I don’t think anybody is spared. Muck is going to be thrown at everyone. To be honest, a lot of times, because I started working when I was 19 in films, I used to get away with a lot of things just because I was very very young. So I feel like a lot of people tried not to mess with me because I was just too young. However, I saw a lot of rubbish coming my way later but by then I knew how to handle it. I stuck to my own business that made it easier also. Whenever I had someone make a pass at me or anything like that I wouldn’t tolerate that for sure. If I had directors calling me at odd hours. See if you have work and it’s very urgent you can understand and find a way to sort of work around it. And if it’s those last-minute kinds of things you know that it is work. But other than that, you have people calling you late in the night then I would either out off my phone or switch off my network. Or just happily go off to sleep not bothered about who is saying what. So yeah, things like that happen all the time. But it’s just about how you decide to handle it.”

Sharing about direct and indirect passes made on her, the actress said, “Oh sure. I think very direct propositions were also made to me to get cast in a certain big film but I have outright said no. And even after saying no, the director called again. And I still said that I am not interested in your film. I think I am very honest and upfront. I don’t like beating around the bush. So yeah, I am very upfront about these things. If I could tell them to get lost then I say it in the same words. And I don’t say like ‘Hey it’s not gonna work out or hey I don’t think I want to do this film’. No, I think you are being a creep or you are an a$sh#le get lost.”

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When asked if the director directly asked her to make a ‘compromise’, The Rock On actress revealed, “Whenever that has happened. I have known how to handle it. I am a no-nonsense person so I try and stick to that. And I also make it clear that there is a line which you don’t cross. I can be really friendly and nice. I personally love all of my co-stars that I have worked with until now. So I always had a great rapport with all of them but I think that this is my line and I make it clear that you can’t cross that.”

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