Sonam, Kareena, Swara avoid talking about the casting couch controversy
Bollywood actresses Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhaskar, Shikha Talsania and Sonam Kapoor came together to launch the trailer of their much awaited film ‘Veere Di Wedding’. During the interaction with media, they were asked for their opinion on the casting couch in the Indian film industry. But the Divas refrained from commenting on the prevalence of the casting couch in the film industry a day after veteran choreographer Saroj Khan’s controversial remark.
Swara, who is known for being very vocal about women empowerment and gender equality, said: “Firstly, this topic has nothing to do with our film ‘Veere Di Wedding’, and I think today we should keep our focus on the film. For the rest of thing, you please come on my Twitter timeline.”
Adding to that, Kareena said: “I do not think we should divert focus from this film. This is a very special film, and we have put a lot of effort. I think the film should get its relevant attention.”
Sonam promised to answer questions on the casting couch and women empowerment when she gives personal interviews for the movie. (Also Read: Shocking: Choreographer Saroj Khan defends casting couch in Bollywood)
“I would like to say that all these questions which are not related to film, I promise that we will answer them on one-on-one interactions with you people. But not today. We are trying to keep the focus on the film. We will talk about it in our personal time.”
Produced by Rhea Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor, directed by Shashanka Ghosh, the film “Veere Di Wedding” is releasing on June 1.
Saroj Khan, at an event in Sangli, had said the casting couch had been happening since the beginning of time, and that it was not restricted to the film industry where “it provides a livelihood at least”. She later retracted and apologised for the comment.