Casting couch is a known and dreadful rite of passage that each female actors have to face while stepping up their game in the industry. But a few really have the guts to show these creep filmmakers the door. Sensual beauty Sherlyn Chopra has always been receiving such offers.
In a recent interview, she talked about how directors will ask her out for “dinner” at the wee hours of the night.
In the interview, she revealed by saying, “Initially, when I was a nobody in the eyes of the world, I would often approach filmmakers hoping that they would see in me the potential that I saw in me. I would go to them with my portfolio and they would be like ‘Achcha okay, theek hai, hum milte hai dinner par (Okay, let us meet for dinner)’. And I would be like, ‘When should I come for dinner?’, and they would tell me to come at 11 or 12 in the night. And I used to be clueless about it that time.”
It surely took her some time to get out of her naive mind and understand what they meant.
“For them, dinner means compromise. So when this happened like four to five times, then I realised, ‘So, that is what dinner stands for!’ Dinner means, ‘Come to me, baby.’”
It was after that then, that Sherlyn found a clever way to refuse the special dinner invite.
“Then I decided, ‘Mujhe dinner hi nahi karna (I don’t want to have dinner only).’ Then I would tell the ones who approached me with that code word, ‘Main dinner nahi karti hoon, mera diet chal raha hai. Aap breakfast par bula lo, lunch par bula lo (I don’t eat dinner, I am dieting. You can meet me for breakfast or lunch).’ And they would never ever revert to me.”
Sherlyn has been a part of films like Jawani Diwani: A Youthful Joyride, Dil Bole Hadippa! and Red Swastik. She was also the leading lady in Kamasutra 3D which got banned immediately after its release.
She has also been a participant of the hit reality TV show Bigg Boss in Season 3 and also did an anchoring job on the 6th season of MTV Splitsvilla.
Do you think Sherlyn must have done what she said in the interview?
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