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Tag: Casting Couch

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Urfi Javed Shocks Fans With Her Marriage Plan, Casting Couch Experience

In an exclusive interview with IndiaToday, Urfi shared her views on marriage and also revealed how she was forced into casting couch

Anupamaa's Madalsa Aka Kavya On Dealing With Irrational Advances, Casting Couch
Anupamaa's Madalsa Aka Kavya On Dealing With Irrational Advances, Casting Couch

Madalsa, the daughter in-law of popular veteran Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty, has now become the talk of the town after she recently spoke on casting couch and how she deals with situations when irrational advances are made.

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Casting Couch Allegations By Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chasmah Actress – Shocker For TV Industry

Recently, Television actress Aradhana Sharma, popular for her stint in Splitsvilla and who has also appeared in Sab TV sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chasmah, dropped a bombshell when she spoke about some unspeakable experiences of having faced casting couch.

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Ankita Lokhande Experiences Casting Couch at 19, Asked To 'Compromise'

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 […]

Anushka Shetty, Samantha Akkineni, Sri Reddy: Actresses Who Accepted Existence Of Casting Couch

Casting couch does exist in the film industry be it Bollywood, Tollywood, Mollywood, or any other film industry in India. It has been there since long but off late the actresses have started to come out in the open about it daring to even name those who tried to make such indecent proposals to them. […]

Casting Couch: Hate Story Actress Says South Indian Directors Wanted To See Her Cleavage, Thigh

Experiences revealed by many actresses and socialites from the B-town have proved time and again that there exists a thing called casting couch in the entertainment industry. Be it Bollywood, Tollywood or Kollywood, women had to face such approaches and many even have succumbed to it due to pressures and their desires to reach the […]

Director seeks sexual favours from actress to get movie alongside Vijay Deverakonda

Kollywood actress, Shalu Shamu, has made some shocking revelations during an Instagram conversation with her followers on casting couch she faced. Shalu has claimed that the director of an upcoming Vijay Deverakonda film asked her to sleep with him to get a role in the flick. However, the actress didn’t mention the name of the director. On […]

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Anushka Sharma comments on Tanushree Dutta's harassment case

Ever since Tanushree Dutta spoke out against the alleged harassment she faced from Nana Patekar on the sets of a 2008 film, dark clouds seem to have overshadowed Bollywood. While a few Bollywood bosses decided to stay mum on the incident, others verbally reacted and came in support of the former actress. During an event, […]

Samantha Akkineni in Hollywood?

Bhubaneswar/Hyderabad: Yes, you have heard right… But not the way you have started thinking of so dont’t jump to any conclusion. Thing is, your favorite Tollywood actress Samantha Akkineni is going to do something different than what she is famous and loved for. Before you jump to any conclusion, be clear that the ‘Rangasthalam’ actress […]

Casting couch: Here’s what saved Samantha Akkineni

Hyderabad/Bhubaneswar: Casting couch, the demanding of sexual favours by persons in position, has always hunted the Indian film industry- it may be Bollywood or Tollywood. Recently, Tollywood actress Samantha Akkineni reacted to the ongoing sexual harassment controversy in the industry. In an interview, she admitted that casting couch is a reality in all industries and […]

Ram Charan condemns casting couch

Chennai: Telugu superstar Ram Charan Teja will never approve of casting couch in the film industry. Ram, who made his Bollywood debut with Priyanka Chopra-starrer “Zanjeer” in 2013, made the comment on CNN-News18’s talk show “Now Showing” where he shared his opinion on casting couch and the power of social media. In the wake of […]

Casting couch is everywhere, say Sachin-Jigar

Mumbai: Music composer duo Sachin-Jigar say the casting couch exists everywhere, but hope people come “off their dirty ideas” and make way for true talent. Sachin-Jigar were speaking at the second season of “Talking Music” on Saavn, a music and audio streaming service. On the existence of the casting couch, Jigar said: “I would say […]

Odia cine producer charged with sexually exploiting actress

Bhubaneswar: Police today registered a complaint against an Odia film producer for allegedly exploiting an actress on pretext of casting her in an upcoming film. As per information, after registering an FIR from the victim, Mahila police recorded her statement under Section 161 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and have also conducted a […]

I have not faced the casting couch: Kriti Sanon

New Delhi: Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon says that though she doesn’t have a ‘Godfather’ in the film industry, she never faced casting couch. The “Dilwale” actress was present here on Saturday during the India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit. She shared her experience of being an outsider in Bollywood and spoke about the casting couch […]

Court adjourns hearing in Papu Pom Pom casting couch case

Bhubaneswar: A special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court could not conduct the hearing in casting couch case against Ollywood actor Papu Pom Pom as none of the witnesses has appeared before court today. “The court had issued summon to four witnesses. As none of the witnesses has turned up, hearing of the […]

Actor Papu charged under IPC, POCSO in casting couch case

Bhubaneswar: Ollywood actor Papu Pompom was charged under the IPC and the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act) in connection with the casting couch case involving a minor girl. According to sources, Papu today appeared before the POCSO court which framed the charges against the actor under sections 341, 323 and 354 of […]

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Home Dept orders probe into casting couch charges against Odia film producer

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Home Department has today directed the Commissionerate Police to probe the allegations of casting couch brought in by a Bengali girl against an Odia film producer. The girl alleged that the producer, Birat Mohapatra, brought her to Odisha promising that he would cast her as the lead in Odia films. However, the producer […]

Casting Couch: Papu seeks a month's time to present his case in HC

Bhubaneswar:  Stand-up comedian and Ollywood actor Tatwa Prakash Satapathy alias Papu Pom Pom has sought one month time to present his case in the Odisha High Court in connection with the much-hyped minor casting couch case. The actor sought the time period through his advocate today. It may be mentioned here that Papu Pom Pom […]

HC grants bail to Papu Pom Pom, aide

Cuttack: In a major relief to casting couch accused Papu Pom Pom alias Tattwa Prakash Satpathy, the high Court granted bail to him and his associate Pradipta Swain today. The court also directed the accused duo not to threaten the witnesses and destroy evidence. They will also cooperate with the police in the investigation, the […]

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Police grills Rajesh Pati on casting couch charge

Laxmisagar Police today interrogated film producer Rajesh Pati in connection with the casting couch allegation brought against him by actress Upasana Mohanty

HC likely to hear bail plea of Papu, aide today

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court is likely to hear the bail plea filed by Ollywood comedian Tatwa Prakash Satpathy alias Papu Pom Pom and his aide Pradipta Swain aka Gitu, who are presently lodged in Jharpada jail on charges of sexually abusing a minor girl, on Wednesday. The duo had moved the HC on July […]

Casting couch: Upasana files fresh case against Pati

Bhubaneswar: Two days after levelling casting couch allegations against film producer Rajesh Pati, Ollywood actress Upasana Mohanty on Saturday registered a fresh complaint against the former at Laxmisagar police station here, this time for circulating a video involving the duo in the social media. In her complaint, the actress alleged that Pati had not taken […]

Producer Rajesh Pati’s statement recorded in ‘casting couch’ case

Bhubaneswar: The statement of Ollywood producer Rajesh Pati, who has been charged with casting couch by actress Upasana Mohanty, has been recorded by Laxmisagar Police station in Bhubaneswar under section 161 of CrPC. Meanwhile, actress Upasana has submitted personal videos involving her and Pati, details of their chatting on social platforms and the information on […]

Casting couch: Cops record statement of Upasana under Sec 161

A day after actress Upsana Mohanty lodged a complaint at the Laxmisagar police station against film producer Rajesh Pati accusing him of attempting casting couch on her, the Commissionerate Police today recorded statement of the actress under Section 161 of the CrPC

Actress Upsana files 'casting couch' case against producer Rajesh Pati

A few days after producer Rajesh Ranjan Pati levelled black mailing charges against actress Upasana Mohanty, the latter hit back filing a police complaint at the Laxmisagar police station against the producer accusing him of making a 'casting couch' attempt on her

Casting couch in jatra industry: Statement of complainant recorded under Sec 161

The Sadar Police station today recorded the statements of an actress of Indrabhuban Opera, who has levelled casting couch allegation against manager of the opera party Manoj Nayak, under Sec 161 of the CrPC here

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Film producer gets ‘casting couch’ threat from actress!

Bhubaneswar: Less than a month after Odia Television actress Sharmistha Priyadarshini brought casting couch allegations against six persons in the Ollywood industry, film producer Rajesh Ranjan Pati on Thursday alleged that an actress is threatening to level casting couch allegation against him if he demands the money paid to her to work in a film […]

Papu case: Now victim's mother does an about-turn

Bhubaneswar: A day after the father of the teenage girl, Ollywood actor Tattwa Prakash Satpathy aka Papu Pom Pom is accused of having sexually abused, stunned everyone with his claim that the girl produced in the court by the police to record her statement was not his daughter, the victim’s mother sprang another surprise by […]

Papu’s bail plea hearing deferred till Jul 11

The Khurda District and Sessions Judge Court today deferred the hearing on the bail plea of actor Tatwa Prakash Satapathy aka Papu Pom Pom, who was arrested on charges of sexually abusing a minor girl, till July 11 due to non-submission of the case diary by the Commissionerate Police

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Papu Pom Pom arrested, sent to jail

Commissionerate Police pasted a notice outside the residence of actor Papu Pom Pom alias Tatwa Prakash Satapathy last night asking him to depose at the Mahila Police station in the capital city on July 7

Papu, aide arrested from Puri: Commissioner

Bhubaneswar: Popular comic actor Tattwa Prakash Satapathy aka Papu Pom Pom, accused of sexual abusing a minor girl, was arrested from Puri this morning, Commissioner of Police (CP) YB Khurania said her this evening. He said the actor’s aide Pradeepta Swain was also nabbed along with him. Briefing media persons about the circumstances leading to […]

'Casting couch' directors seek anticipatory bail

Cuttack: Four days after a complaint was registered against them accusing them of involvement in casting couch, film directors Chandi Parija and Subrat Nayak on Wednesday filed a petition in the Orissa High Court seeking anticipatory bail. On Sunday, actress Sharmistha had filed a complaint against six persons, including Parija and Nayak, at the Mahila […]

BJD expels casting couch accused Papu Pom Pom

Bhubaneswar: BJD supremo and chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday expelled Ollywood comic actor and casting couch accused Tatwa Prakash Satpathy aka Papu Pom Pom from the primary membership of the party. “BJD President and honourable Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today expelled Tatwa Prakash Satpathy – Papu Pom Pom – from the party,” BJD general […]

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Police team formed to nab Pappu Pom Pom

Bhubaneswar: Even as outraged public hit the streets in many parts of the State on Wednesday demanding immediate arrest of casting couch accused actor Tatwa Prakash Satpathy aka Pappu Pom Pom, the Commissionerate Police has formed a team to arrest the absconding actor. Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrata Bhoi said a police team is investigating the matter. […]

Casting couch accused Pappu Pom Pom absconding

Bhubaneswar: Ollywood actor Tatwa Prakash Satapathy alias Pappu Pom Pom, against whom a case was registered by Mahila Police yesterday for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor girl, is reportedly absconding from his house in Jagannath Vihar area under Khandagari Police limits here. The actor was absent when a team of Commissionerate Police reached his residence […]

Casting couch: Sharmistha's statement recorded

Bhubaneswar: A day after recording the statement of actress Sharmistha on her casting couch allegation against six persons in the Odia entertainment industry, Commissionerate Police recorded her statement under Sec 164 of IPC today. On Monday, Twin City Police Commissioner YB Khurania had informed that Sharmistha had recorded her statement under Sec 161 of IPC. […]

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Casting couch: Case registered against Papu Pom Pom, aide

Bhubaneswar: In the first instance of its kind in the state, Mahila Police here registered a case of sexual assault on a minor girl against popular comic actor Papu Pom Pom and his close associate Pradip Swain on Monday. The FIR was lodged on the basis of the complaint filed by Child Welfare Committee (CWC) […]

CWC asks Mahila Police to register case against Papu Pom Pom

Bhubaneswar: Trouble seems to be mounting for Ollywood actor Tatwa Prakash Satpathy alias Papu Pom Pom. Two days after a complaint was lodged against him at the Mahila police station here accusing him of sexual misdemeanour with a minor girl, the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) on Monday directed the Mahila Police to register a case […]

'Casting couch' charge by Sharmistha: police notice to six

Bhubaneswar: Mahila Police today served notices on six persons belonging to the Odia cine industry asking them to appear at the police station for questioning after actress Sharmistha lodged complaint against them saying they had sought sexual favours from her. The notices were issued to directors Chandi Parija and Tapas Sargharia, producer Bini Samal, her […]

Casting couch: Ollywood pleads for restraint by media

Concerned over allegations of casting couch and chit fund links in Ollywood flying thick and fast, the Odisha Film Directors’ Association on Sunday said the Odia film industry should not be defamed for the misdemeanours of a few irresponsible people