Casting couch provides livelihood: Bollywood choreographer's views shocks everyone

12:21 PM | 24 Apr, 2018
Casting couch provides livelihood: Bollywood choreographer's views shocks everyone
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MUMBAI - Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan has come under fire after defending the concept of casting couch, "Casting couch provides livelihood. Taking advantage of a girl is done with her consent. Women are not sexually abused and dumped. They are given livelihood."

She added the practice of casting couch was not exploitative and helped the performers' careers instead, "This is not a new thing, this has existed for a long time. Everyone wants to take advantage of girls, even the government."

The backlash added to the whole ordeal, "What a woman wants depends on her, if she does not want to be a victim then she won’t be one. If you have your art, why would you sell yourself? Do not blame the film industry, it is what provides us our livelihood."

Watch the whole statement here:

https://youtu.be/VvZuIwFYJ8c