A number of actors, both from television and films, have opened about their casting couch encounters. The general perception of the society has been that it is women who are exploited sexually but to everyone’s surprise, a few male actors including Ranveer Singh have also shared their experiences about being asked sexual favors for getting work. And now, another male actor has shared his ordeal.
Television actor Karan Tacker recently opened about his casting couch experience saying that he was asked for sexual favors from the same guy who tried to exploit Ranveer Singh.
Bollywoodlife quotes him saying:
“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.”
For the uninitiated, Karan Tacker is a popular name in the Indian television industry. The show ‘Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai’ has been his most popular one till date and proved to be a turning point in his career. Apart from this, he has hosted a number of reality shows such as ‘The Voice’. According to some reports, he is starring in the upcoming film ‘Student of the Year 2’.
Surprisingly, this wasn’t Karan’s only casting couch experience as he has faced more such people in the industry. He further 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!”