Casting couch is a harsh reality in the entertainment industry and now, many actors are coming forward and sharing their experience about it.
Recently, Ankita Lokhande shared two horrific casting couch incidents from her early days where she was sexually propositioned, albeit indirectly.
Ankita opened up about an incident proposal from her past during a recent interaction with an entertainment portal.
Talking about the first instance, Ankita said that the incident took place when she was very young.
Reportedly, she had gone for a South Film audition where she was asked to compromise for a role.
“I was so smart, I was alone in that room and was 19 or 20 years old, and asked him, ‘Which type of compromise does your producer want? Do I have to go for parties or dinners?’” Ankita told Bollywood Bubble.
"And the moment he said it, maine uski band baja di thi (I took him to task). I told him, ‘I think your producer wants a girl to sleep with, not a very talented girl to work with.’ And I left from there. He then apologized and said he will try to take me to his film. But I said, ‘If you try and take me in also, I’m not interested in your film,’” she added.
The second incident took place while Ankita was trying to foray into films after gaining success on the small screen.
"When I got back again into films, I felt it again, just shaking hands with that person. I don’t want to take names, he was a big actor. I got those vibes, and I quickly got my hands away from him. I knew it, ab mera yahaan nahi hoga (it will not work out for me), because it is a give and take thing. I understood and I left from there because it was not for me,” said the Manikarnika actress.
Ankita who was last seen in Baaghi 3 opposite Ritiesh Deshmukh, has been in news lately for her relationship with late actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
(Edited By Pradeep Singh)