Kishwer Merchant opens up about her casting couch experience, was asked to ‘to sleep with the hero’

New Delhi: Kishwer Merchant is very active on social media and she often shares pictures and videos of herself with hubby, friends, and family on Instagram with her fans. Recently, she left the audience shocked as she opened up about her experience on the casting couch. She also said that when it happened to her, her mother was also with her. This revelation by the actress has shaken the internet and taken over social media.

Kishwer Merchant said that she was asked to have a relationship with her lead actor. She didn’t reveal the name but said that he is a big-name artist and producer. Kishwer is going to give birth to her first child soon with Suyyash Rai.  She keeps sharing pictures and videos related to her pregnancy, she shares her diet plan, pictures, videos, and also shared a clothing range.

Talking to a leading news website, The Times of India, she opened up about her casting couch experience and said, “It happened with me when I had gone for a meeting- but just once. My mother was accompanying me. I was told that I’ll have to sleep with the hero. I politely turned down the offer and we left. I wouldn’t say ki ye bahut hota hai (I wouldn’t say that it happens a lot) or it’s a normal thing. Industry badnaam hai lekin har industry mein ye cheez hoti hai (The industry is infamous but it happens in every industry).” When asked about the hero and the producer, were they very big names, she replied, “Yes, very big names.”

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Asked if the experience had kept her away from movies, she replied, “Nope, I was very focused at work…I was more inclined towards the TV. I kept getting work in quality and quantity. All said and done, I am very happy with the way my career shaped up. I stuck more to TV because I think it gives you more recognition. Small roles in films serve no purpose.”

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