Mona Singh, known for her remarkable performances in both television and web series, is currently in the spotlight for her latest OTT release, 'Kafas.' The show sheds light on the story of a victim of child sexual abuse, highlighting the issue of casting couch prevalent in the industry. Having started her acting journey with the popular television show 'Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin' in 2003, Mona has experienced various phases in her career and ventured into different mediums of acting, including TV, films, and now web series.
In an exclusive conversation with India Forums, the actress recently opened up about some unpleasant incidents she encountered in the industry. Mona's candid revelations shed light on the reality of the industry and the challenges faced by aspiring artists.ALSO READ: Mona Singh: "I don’t want to do Jassi for TV because I can’t live one character for two-three years anymore"
Reflecting on her early days, Mona shared, "Yeah, there were, initially I met a few very funny and silly people, and I had some silly encounters. At that time, I used to feel a little scared and unsure about what was happening. But I would come back home and tell my sister about this person I met, who didn't talk well or look at me the right way, and you know, what can you do? So, I would just get out of the room and go back home. And my home was in Pune. I used to come to Bombay for auditions every day and return to Pune at night. Sometimes, I would feel a little scared and uncertain about whether it was the right thing to do or not."
Mona emphasized the importance of having the support of one's parents and family in such situations. She believes that with the backing of loved ones, one can overcome these challenges and pursue their dreams without allowing such individuals to hinder their aspirations.
Speaking about casting couch, Mona acknowledged its existence not only in the entertainment industry but also in various other fields, including the corporate world. She stated, "It's not that casting couch doesn't exist anywhere; it is there, it is there in every field. Corporate, industry, wherever. But it comes down to what you do about it."
The web series is directed by Sahil Sangha and also stars Sharman Joshi, Mona Singh, Vivan Bhatena, Mikail Gandhi, and Mukesh Chhabra.