Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

Ileana D'Cruz opens up on the casting couch in Bollywood

Ileana D'Cruz opens up on the casting couch in Bollywood

Ileana who was a superstar in South India but had recently shifted her base to Bollywood film industry and ever since she had shifted to Bollywood, she had been releasing shocking statements about her life, and also made a few comments on South Indian film industry which irked the people down south. Ileana is now promoting her movie "Raid" along with Ajay Devgn and released a shocking statement on casting couch. Majority condemned it and on the contrary, majority even refused by saying such ugly incidents are not part of Bollywood.

Speaking to Bombay Times, A Times of India brand, Ileana said, "It might sound cowardly, but I do agree that if you speak out about the casting couch, it will end your career". Many years ago a junior artiste in the south industry was solicited by famed producer, she asked for my advice how to overcome it. She adviced that it would have to be her own decision and no one could take a call on her behalf. When we talk about sexual misconduct or harassment, I am completely against it. The actress did not accept or unveiled that sexual misconduct takes place in Indian film industry. She said, "As far as exploitation and harassment is concerned, I wouldn't stand for it". Actors in this country are worshipped. Many people have done it and it's up to her whether she wants to go ahead and do it or not. "So it will take many voices for people to acknowledge that huge stars could have such an ugly side".

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I used to watch Kevin Spacey's show but after he was accused of harassment it quitted watch his show. In the film, which has been shot in Lucknow, the actress plays the character of Malini Patnaik, a courageous woman who not only battles the vagaries of life in services, but also faces threatening challenges as she and her husband are targeted for their integrity. "It disgusts me as a person".

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