Sordid tales of the casting couch, in which aspiring actors are expected to exchange sex for a shot at stardom, have been been whispered about as long as cinema has existed. Still, it’s not often that a performer speaks out publicly about the harassment he’s experienced. Handsome actor Ranveer Singh, star of Bollywood movies such as Dil Dhadakne Do and Bajirao Mastani, is lifting the veil on the unpleasant practice.
Singh said he met one man, who he doesn’t name, who offered him a chance at success in exchange for sexual favors. “When I said ‘no’ (to his demands), he acted like a jilted lover,” Singh reveals. “Later, I got to know that he does it to everyone.”
Watch Singh share his story with NDTV below.