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Casting couch is something which has been happening behind the scenes and it is not at all a new concept rather it is as old as our civilization. People started noticing it very recently. Several actresses have been a victim of harassment in the Film Industry as well.

The casting couch is a practice of asking for sexual favours from a job applicant in exchange for a job in the entertainment industry, especially acting roles. The casting couch originally referred to physical couches in the casting office. This practice is termed illegal in the United States.

Male casting directors, as well as, film producers use the casting couch in a bid to extract sex from ambitious actresses in Hollywood, Bollywood and other segments of the cinema industry.

Time and again actresses have spoken up against the casting couch and harassment. Previously, #MeToo movement hit the headlines which exposed some popular names from several professional fields across the country.

With feminism and women empowerment becoming the most-talked subjects, actresses in the Bollywood film industry have become more open about prevalent issues.

Now, in this article, we will take a look at the list of five actresses who exposed shocking casting couch experiences with Sajid Khan.

1. Mandana Karimi

“I was in talks for Sajid Khan’s Humshakals at the casting stage. My manager and I visited his office. After meeting producer Vashu Bhagnani, I was in a room with Sajid, when he said, “Lovely pictures but you need to remove your clothes. If I like what I see, you might get the part.”

2. Sherlyn Chopra

“When I had met him in April 2005, a few days after my father’s demise, he had taken his p*nis out of his pants and had asked me to feel it. I remember having told him that I know how a p#nis feels like & that the purpose of my meeting with him was not to feel or rate his penis..”

3. Simran Suri

Actresses who exposed shocking casting couch experiences with Sajid Khan, read details

“I kept thinking all these years @whitespeaking to talk about this a## @SimplySajidK and what stopped me was that nobody would listen. He did exactly the same with me while he was casting for Himmatwala. Called me to his juju house and asked me to strip.”

4. Jiah Khan

“It was rehearsal. She was reading the scripts and he asked her to take off her top and her bra. She didn’t know what to do, she said: “the filming hasn’t even begun yet and this is happening.”

5. Aahana Kumra

“He wanted to chat with me. I told him my mom’s a police officer which I think made him behave. But he still asked me bizarre questions like, “Would you have s*x with a dog if I gave you Rs 100 crore?”


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