CHITRANGDA SINGH:

“CAST­ING COUCH EX­ISTS BUT BOL­LY­WOOD IS NOT THE PLACE WHERE ANY­BODY FORCES YOU”

Fiji Sun - - SHOWBIZ -

The #MeToo move­ment, which shook Bol­ly­wood in 2018, saw many big­wigs be­ing ac­cused of sex­ual mis­con­duct and in­ap­pro­pri­ate be­hav­iour.

Chitrangda Singh, in a new in­ter­view, ad­mit­ted that the cast­ing couch ex­ists and she has been propo­si­tioned but main­tained that there is no co­er­cion to give in.

“There are peo­ple like this ev­ery­where. Right from my mod­el­ling days to Bol­ly­wood, I have seen them at all times. Cor­po­rate in­dus­try is just as bad. Yes, it has hap­pened with me but I would like to say that the Bol­ly­wood in­dus­try is not the place where any­body forces you.

“There is enough space and re­spect for ev­ery­one and their choices. You do feel bad when you lose an op­por­tu­nity but then those are the choices you make. So, you don’t sulk about it,” she told Spot­boyE.

“It feels bad and I have lost out on projects too but at the same time if you are com­fort­able with it, then go ahead and do it. I am not here to judge any­one,” she added.

Chitrangda made her big screen de­but with Sudhir Mishra’s Hazaaron Kh­waishein Aisi in 2003. She has acted in films such as Yeh Saali Zindagi, Desi Boyz, Inkaar and Baazaar.

Re­cently, in an in­ter­ac­tion with Fever Net­work as a part of their ini­tia­tive 100 Hours 100 Stars, Chitrangda opened up about how she is deal­ing with the lock­down. “The one thing that I am do­ing very reg­u­larly is work­ing out. That is some­thing I used to skip a lot. I would prob­a­bly do it, like, twice or thrice a week. But now, it is every sin­gle day and I am do­ing stretch­ing, yoga and ev­ery­thing. I am giv­ing it a lot of time,” she said, adding that she is also us­ing this time to fin­ish writ­ing her short film.

Bol­ly­wood AC­trEss CHItrAnGDA SInGH.

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