8 Popular Actresses Who Revealed Their Casting Couch Horrors


Casting couch is one of the ugliest realities of the glamour industry which otherwise seems very swanky and splendid. Not just Bollywood but the Indian television industry too has not remained untouched by this social evil of the showbiz industry.


Time and again celebrities have come out to talk about it and highlight its presence in the industry. A lot of celebrities have even cried victims of the casting couch. While some have avoided talking about it in public, others have been flamboyant to bring it to notice.

Many actresses have voiced their encounters with perverted directors or producers who have asked for physical favors from them. Today we bring you the tally of 10 renowned actresses who claim to have ugly encounters with such directors or producers. These actresses have openly admitted that physical favors were sought from them by their filmmakers.

  1. Kalki Koechlin

She has always been known for her unconventional audacity and we love her for that. Kalki admitted that she has been faced with casting couch a lot many times but she escaped it every time.

2. Surveen Chawla

The actress too revealed once that in her early days in the movie industry of the South she was asked for physical favors. Surveen has now made a mark in the Bollywood.

3. Payal Rohatgi

Dibakar Banerjee was openly accused by Payal Rohatgi for casting couch. She also revealed that Dibakar had asked her to remove her top during the auditions of Shanghai. Dibakar Banerjee, however, denied all the allegations hurled at him by Payal Rohatgi.

4. Shilpa Shinde

She revealed that she left the famous show ‘Bhabhi Ji Ghar Pe Hai’ as she was inappropriately touched by her producer.

5. Tisca Chopra

Tisca too admitted that she had been approached by a filmmaker for the casting couch.

6. Kangana Ranaut

She has always been fearless in raising her voice against wrongdoings. She is audacious and fears no one. Kangana revealed that she was asked for physical favors in almost every audition. She, however, believed in her talent and refused any such offers.

7. Paridhi Sharma

The TV actress who featured in Jodha Akbar went on to allege the director, Santram Verma for abusing her physically.

8. Mamta Banerjee

Apparently, Mamta was asked for physical favors by the director, Rajkumar Santoshi. After she refused to extend physical favors her role in the movie China Gate was cropped.

What do you have to say about these allegations by these famous actresses?