Actor Sanjay Choudhary, who has been part of popular shows like Laapataganj, Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai and Internet Wala Love, is highly upset with the ongoing casting procedure in the industry. As we all know that showbiz is an extremely competitive field and more often than not, there’s an unspoken rivalry between actors.
However, Sanjay Choudhary says that these days, actors are facing competition from an unexpected quarter. The actor, who is currently seen as Kamlesh in Happu Ki Ultan Paltan, alleges that casting directors, who are supposed to help actors land roles, are encroaching on their territory. ALSO READ: Paatal Lok Controversy: Casting Director Shubham Gaur Speaks Out On Casting Directors Playing Roles In Projects- EXCLUSIVE
“Where will actors go when casting directors are casting themselves,” he asks, adding that while there is no dearth of opportunities, many casting directors are either ‘selecting’ themselves or their friends and relatives. “An aspiring actor works day and night to get an audition, but roles are snatched from them by those who have good connections within the industry and with casting directors. Every actor, whether experienced or not, must be given a fair opportunity. If that is not possible, why conduct auditions for namesake,” Sanjay concluded. ALSO READ: Abhishek Banerjee Aka Hathoda Tyagi: 'Most Of The Roles I Wanted To Do Were Given To Established Actors'- EXCLUSIVE
The actor has had a bitter experience with auditions and he recalls, “I auditioned for a web series and even got selected. But, after a few days, I got to know that some friend of the casting director has bagged the role. Isn’t this injustice? I hope no actor has to go through what I have faced.”
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