Not many actresses talk openly about casting couch, but Raai Laxmi has a strong opinion on the issue that has plagued the film industry.
She is known for working in films such as Dham Dhoom, Kanchana and Thaandavam, apart from being considered as one of the most glamorous heroines in the industry. In her latest interview to the Times of India, she has opened up on her career and has also made strong comments on casting couch.Laxmi strongly believes that casting couch exists in every industry.
“But, to be honest, I haven't faced any such issues, as my entry was smooth. Newcomers and actors who are struggling to get a break in this industry are often exploited by producers and filmmakers,” she said, adding that some of them are coming to this industry only to gamble, have fun and sleep around.
“It is only because of them that there is negativity in the industry. If the filmmakers put an emphasis on their personal needs, and sleep around with artistes, will their art create an impact? What's funny is, some people even approach well-known actors for this purpose, and they immediately talk about it openly on their social media. They even throw artistes out of the project, if they don't agree to sleep with them.”
Her next major release is the Hindi film Julie 2, which will see her play a very glamorous role. She also sports a bikini in the film and she said the experience was challenging. “I literally starved for months. Getting a bikini body is not a joke, as you need to get that structure first to sport one. I hope I look good, and it has come out really well. I never thought I could put it off.
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