Apart from the starry manifestation of Bollywood, the tinsel town has its own dims and lows. The showbiz provides the stars with fame and acknowledgment but also has them mired in problems. The actors have to often face the evils of bullying, trolling and in fact harassment as well in the industry. And the horrific event of casting couch remains to be one of the most commonly faced problems by female actors in the entertainment business.
In a shocking interaction, Hate Story 3 actress Zareen Khan opened up about her horrid casting couch experience and also revealed an incident where a director asked her to rehearse a kissing scene.
"The person is like, 'you have to let go of your inhibitions, you have to let go of inhibitions,' and that time I was relatively very new," she recalls. It was then he offered to rehearse a kiss scene. "What? I am not doing any kissing scene as a rehearsal," she told the director, quoted Pinkvilla.
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Zareen revealed that she experienced casting couch not once but twice during the initial days of her career. Another person had asked her if she would be interested in "being more than friends" and offered that if she says yes, he would "specifically look into the projects you're getting”, stated the report.
Zareen made her screen debut with a leading role in the 2010 Anil Sharma's period film Veer co-starring superstar Salman Khan and garnered recognition from her item number "Character Dheela" in Ready, which was one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of 2011.
The actress earned commercial success in her future projects like Housefull 2 and was last seen in Vikram Bhatt’s directorial 1921, alongside Karan Kundra.