Eesha Agarwal, who won the title of Miss Beauty Top Of The World 2019 and also acted in films like Kahin Hai Mera Pyaar starring Jackie Shroff and Sanjay Kapoor and Tamil movie 'Thittivasal' talks about her journey in the showbiz when she experienced casting couch.
Talking about her journey, she says, "The journey to the entertainment has not been a rosy road. It was full of hardships. Coming from a small town of Latur and trying to make a name in Mumbai is not a small challenge. As when you come from a small town, firstly people don't approve the idea of you going into showbiz, so its a big challenge in itself. But somehow I convinced my parents by proving myself. And soon after completing studies, I reached Mumbai and started looking out for for auditions." ALSO READ: Prachi Desai Opens Up On Casting Couch Experience; Says ‘Direct Propositions’ Were Made To Get Cast In A ‘Big Film’: ‘I Outright Said No’
On being asked if she has ever been a victim to the casting couch, she says, "Casting couch is still a reality. When I was very new to Mumbai, some known casting guy invited me to his office. When I reached there with my sister, he claimed that he has casted many big actors and he will surely give me a good project. Then suddenly he asked me to undress so that he can see my body, the reason he gave his he needs to see it for the role. I rejected the offer and rushed out of the office with my sister. After all of this he still kept on messaging me for days, but soon I blocked him." ALSO READ: Class Of 2020 Actress Nibeditaa Paal On Casting Couch: 'It’s Not Correct To Objectify People By Promising Them Work'
She also advices the new people who are coming to Mumbai to not get into the traps set up by tricksters. She says, "There are many people who claim to represent big casting companies, so be aware of them. They will try to lure you with their exciting movie offers and with their compromising conditions, so never fall into it. But I would suggest all the new comers to not fall in the trap because they will just leave a scar in your life. You always need to find the right door, where there will be no condition and only your talent would speak."
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