Kishwer Merchant shares her casting couch experience: 'A big filmmaker told me to sleep with the hero'

Updated on May 29, 2021 03:39 PM IST  |  343.6K
   
Kishwer Merchant shares her casting couch experience: 'A big filmmaker told me to sleep with the hero'
Kishwer Merchant shares her casting couch experience: 'A big filmmaker told me to sleep with the hero'
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Actor Kishwer Merchant is currently in the best phase of her life as she is all set to embrace motherhood for the first time. The Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani actor announced she was expecting her first child with husband Suyyash Rai via an adorable post on social media. Needless to say, the mom-to-be is enjoying every bit of her pregnancy phase and often shares her videos and pictures on her Instagram. Kishwer is also known for making some candid confessions. 

She has never shies away from expressing herself, be talking about her acting journey or even sharing her couch experience. In a recent interview with ETimes TV, Kishwer opened up about facing casting couch and revealed that she was asked to 'sleep with the hero'. The web portal quoted Kishwer as saying, “It happened with me when I had gone for a meeting- but just once. My mother was accompanying me. I was told that I'll have to sleep with the hero. I politely turned down the offer and we left. I wouldn't say ki ye bahut hota hai (I wouldn't say that it happens a lot) or it's a normal thing.”

“Industry badnaam hai lekin har industry mein ye cheez hoti hai (The industry is infamous for this but it happens in every industry),” she added. On being asked if the hero and the producer were very big names, she replied, "Yes, very big names.”

When asked if the experience affected her in any way, Kishwer said no as she was very focused at work, adding she was more inclined towards the TV. She also stated that she is very happy with the way her career shaped up.

While announcing her pregnancy news, Kishwer shared a mushy photo of her with hubby and wrote, “You can now stop asking "when are you guys gonna have a baby" Coming Soon .. #august2021 #sukishkababy.”

Also Read: Kishwer Merchantt mourns Rahul Vohra’s death due to lack of COVID 19 sources; Says Sonu Sood could have helped

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Comments
Anonymous : Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgun known tharkis of Bollywood
REPLY 2 4 months ago
Anonymous : Hatt be
REPLY 1 4 months ago
Anonymous : It may be an idea to be in hilight oneself in media. Otherwise victim always share her full story not partly.
REPLY 0 4 months ago
Anonymous : Maybe she doesn't want to take names coz the people are powerful AND dangerous? Its good she shared the environment at least so girls are at least aware of what goes on.
REPLY 5 4 months ago
Anonymous : WHy open this topic when you don't have the courage to take their names ??
REPLY 8 4 months ago
Anonymous : If it wasn't lockdown you would be asked by Arnab Goswami and we would be here keeping eyes on debate with AG.
REPLY 1 4 months ago
Anonymous : By not revealing names Kishwer is promoting rapes. She should reveal the names of Actor and Producer, for other young girls’ safety. Otherwise she is abetting rape and should be questioned by authorities. Then maybe it can be a case of promotion for her unborn child, for making money. People like her are cannibals’ They thrive on these things. I hope she reveals the names and saves scores of girls.
REPLY 3 4 months ago
Anonymous : "the producers n the hero were very big names" that means obviously she doesn't have any evidence and because of their power they make everyone against her She doesn't want to make her life miserable, she just want to tell that these things do take place in these vicious world of cinema
REPLY 2 4 months ago
Anonymous : What is the use if she does not take the names.
REPLY 6 4 months ago
Anonymous : Not taking names means nothing happened. May be its a paid news to create hype for both side. We are sick and tired of getting news like this. But we can't blame her, as they follow the steps of big celebrities....
REPLY 1 4 months ago