The word ‘casting couch’ is not unknown in the world of glamour. While some refrain from talking about it in open, some choose to speak boldly and expose the horror. Some believe that it is only faced by girls, but that’s not the case. Even men in the industry have gone through it. One among them is Bollywood star Ranveer Singh, who came out in 2015 and opened up about his experience. A high profile casting director invited him to his house and advised him to ‘take and touch’ and be ‘smart and sexy’ if he wanted to make it big in the industry, Ranveer had shared. “Later I got to know what he was interested in. When I said ‘no’, he was heartbroken like a jilted lover,” said Ranveer. Television heartthrob Karan Tacker also recalls facing the same casting director in his initial days of struggle. (Also Read: Ranveer Singh opens up about his casting couch experience – watch video!)
While speaking about it to a leading daily, Karan said, “I saw this interview of Ranveer, and realised that it was the same guy; a casting director/coordinator agent who said, ‘I’ll ask you a question, whether you will work hard or smart’. Funny part is that he’s still a part of the industry, still casting, still doing things.” Well, it doesn’t end there. Karan still faces such people. He said, “It depends on which way you want to go. I suggest people do the right thing. This period makes you understand the industry better and gives you a good story when people ask how hard it was for you!” Well, we can’t agree more with Karan.
Karan is one of the popular names from the TV industry. His popular show Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai was a breakthrough in his career. The actor has also hosted many reality shows and rumour has it that he will be starring in Student Of The Year 2.
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