Ankita Lokhande recently opened up about her experience in casting couch after she joined the Entertainment Industry. The actress revealed that she went through a horrible feeling twice, once she was just 19 or 20 years old and other time when she was a successful name in the television industry.
Ankita Lokhande Reveals She experienced Casting Couch Twice in Her Career
Ankita Lokhande recently in an interview revealed about she has experienced casting couch twice in her career. She said that her first encounter with the casting couch was when she was just initiating her career and was called for the audition in a south film. The Pavitra Rishta actress was asked to ‘Compromise’ But she walked away. She said, “I was so smart, I was alone in that room and was 19 or 20 years old, and asked him, ‘Which type of compromise does your producer want? Do I have to go to parties or dinners?”
She further said that she avoided the situation when she was asked outright to ‘sleep with the producer’. She said, “And the moment he said it, maine uski band baja di thi (I took him to task). I told him, ‘I think your producer wants a girl to sleep with, not a very talented girl to work with.’ And I left from there. He then apologised and said he will try to take me in his film. But I said, ‘If you try and take me in also, I’m not interested in your film’.”
Talking about the second incident Ankita Said, When I got back again into films, I felt it again, just shaking hands with that person. I don’t want to take names, he was a big actor. I got those vibes, and I quickly got my hands away from him. I knew it, ab mera yahaan nahi hoga (it will not work out for me), because it is a give and take thing. I understood and I left there because it was not for me.”