If on one side Bollywood is famous for its classy life, stardom & glamor, on the other side it has an evil repute for promoting casting couch. Over the years, many celebrities, irrespective of gender, opened up about experiencing the casting couch and how they dodged the person asking for a sexual favor in return for giving work.
In her recent conversation with radio host Siddharth Kannan, Minissha Lamba made a shocking revelation that even she has experienced the casting couch in the film industry.
She said, "I think in any industry where there are men, a lot of men are going to try. This industry is not any different. I definitely have faced things like the person not confirming for the film and saying, 'Why don't you meet for dinner? Let's talk.' And I am like, 'No, why don't we meet in the office? I don't know about dinner but I am definitely free, we can set up a time and meet in the office tomorrow if you want to discuss further.'"
She further added, "I have handled it like that. It has not happened much to me to my face. But whenever it has happened, I have handled it in a way where I have pretended not to understand what you are saying."
When asked if her career was affected when she didn't entertain them, she said, "Yes, one or two times, it happened. And then those projects didn't take off only."
As for her work front, Minissha will next be seen in Raaj Aashoo's Kutub Minar. The film also stars actor Karanvir Bohra in a pivotal role.