Saroj Khan has been trending for all the wrong reasons since morning as she went up on a news channel to debate on the Casting Couch. While her point of opinion was to clarify that casting couch exists everywhere and not just in the film industry. Her statements however didn’t come across in the right sense. In stead, it sounded outright offensive to everyone who has been a victim of casting couch. Her exact quotes as reported by Times Now were, “Can I tell you one thing? This has been going on since the beginning of time. It hasn’t started now. Someone or the other tries to take advantage of every other girl. The government’s people do it too. Then why are you after the film industry? It provides livelihood at least. Does not rape and leave you. It depends upon the girl, what she wants to do. If you don’t want to fall in wrong hands, you won’t. If you have art, then why would you sell yourself? Don’t take film industry’s name, it is everything for us.” ALSO READ: Telugu actress Sri Reddy says, “Saroj Khan is giving wrong indication that you have to be a slave to producers”
Within minutes, the internet exploded to slam Saroj Khan for defending casting couch by stooping down to draw a “rape” analogy. However, Saroj Khan now clarifies that her intentions were misconstrued by the media and that she is SORRY! “I’ve said I am sorry, I am sorry, I am sorry! The media should also listen to the question that was asked to me in that press conference. Maine kuch bhi justify ya defend nahi kiya hai. These are the words used by the media. Maine kaha ke film industry ki taraf hamesha ungli kyun uthaayi jaati hai? Yeh har jagah hota hai. Phir bhi main sorry bolna chahungi. Mujhe aur kuch nahi pata. I don’t want to say anything else.”, said Saroj Khan in her recent statement with Bombay Times.
In case you haven’t watched Saroj Khan’s video yet, here’s check it out below:
Veteran Choreographer Saroj Khan gave a bizarre justification of prevailing casting couch situation in the film industry, claiming that ‘casting couch at least provides livelihood’ pic.twitter.com/Gh0FguJJ0s
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) April 24, 2018
Meanwhile, actress Sri Reddy who is running severe protests against casting couch in Tollywood, reacted to Saroj Khan’s statement saying, “I lost respect for you, Saroj ma’am. Being an elder, you should show a good path to young actresses. It is giving a wrong indication that you have to be a slave to producers.”
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