Saroj Khan’s Defence Of Casting Couch Outrages Celebs & Twitter

Ranbir Kapoor to Richa Chadda, this is how celebs react to Saroj Khan’s remark on casting couch in Bollywood.
Ranbir Kapoor to Richa Chadda, this is how celebs react to Saroj Khan’s remark on casting couch in Bollywood.

Veteran choreographer Saroj Khan has defended the casting couch culture, saying the Indian film industry “at least” provided jobs and did not abandon women after raping them. She said said that the casting couch is an “age-old” practice and the film industries should not be held responsible for being its sole breeding ground.

Here is the full statement of Saroj Khan on Casting Couch

Yeh chala aa raha hai Baba azam ke zamaane se. Har ladki ke upar koi na koi haath saaf karne ki koshish karta hai. Govt ke log bhi karte hain.  (This is not a new thing, this has existed for a long time. Everyone wants to take advantage of girls, even the government).”

Tum film industry ke peeche kyun pade ho? Woh kam se kam roti toh deti hai. Rape karke chhod toh nahi deti. (Even people in the government abuse girls and women, why are you after the film industry? The industry also provides livelihood, it does not discard the woman after that).”

Saroj Khan on Casting Couch
Saroj Khan on Casting Couch

She then took the typical route of blaming the victim and said, “Yeh ladki ke upar hai ki tum kya karna chahti ho. Tum uske haath mein nahi aana chahti ho toh nahi aaogi. Tumhare paas art hai toh tum kyun bechoge apne aap ko? Film industry ko kuch mat kehna, woh humaara mai-baap hai. (What a woman wants depends on her, if she does not want to be a victim then she won’t be one. If you have your art, why would you sell yourself? Do not blame the film industry, it is what provides us our livelihood).”

She also said that it abides by the principle of consent. ” Saroj Khan apologised for the comments but the damage was done.

Saroj Khan’s Defence Of Casting Couch Outrages Celebs And Twitter. ‘Lost Respect,’ They Say

Sri Reddy, who recently staged a nude protest against the casting couch in Chennai, and Sophie Choudry condemned Saroj Khan’s statement. “I lost respect for you Saroj ma’am. It is giving a wrong indication that you have to be a slave to producers,” Sri Reddy told news agency ANI.

Sophie Choudry countered Saroj Khan’s statement, in which she also said that artistes have a choice, and tweeted: “Nobody wants to sleep with someone for work. But they are made to feel it’s the only way and “acceptable”. And for those who don’t, it’s a tough road! This has to stop.”

We don’t want too irresponsible statements and placards- Manjinder Sirsa

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After Khan came Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury’s shocker.

The senior politician admitted that the Parliament was not immune to this unpleasant reality either when asked to respond to the choreographer’s justification for the casting couch offering work in exchange of sexual favours.

“It’s the bitter truth. It’s not just in film industry. With women this happens everywhere. Don’t imagine that parliament is immune or some other work space is immune to it. If you look at the western world, established top actresses have taken this long to come out and say ‘me too’. It’s time India stood up and said ‘me too’,” urged Chowdhury.

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