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Straight Indian actor opens up about Bollywood’s gay casting couch

Straight Indian actor opens up about Bollywood’s gay casting couch

Ranvir Singh opens up about the casting couch in Bollywood

Trading sexual favors for acting roles isn’t just a problem in Hollywood, it is thriving in Bollywood – and it’s not just affecting women.

Ranveer Singh, the star of hit films like Band Baaja Baaraat and Gunday, has revealed what it is like to be the target on the casting couch.

Speaking to NDTV, he said the male casting director ignored his portfolio and tried to touch him intimately.

‘He just kept it to the side and said, “You have to be smart. You have to be sexy. Take. Touch,’ he said.

‘I was in complete shock. Then he has the gall to negotiate with me. He says, “Ok, we won’t do anything. Just let me touch it.” Later he says, “Ok, ok, I’ll only see it.”‘

Singh said ‘uhh, no’, and apparently he was ‘heartbroken’ when he left – ‘like a jilted lover’.