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Life, Camera, Action! The Casting Couch

by Nayika  |  05-December-2016
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Even today the casting couch seems like a myth, almost a far-fetched fable to most of us who only read about it in film magazines. But it’s real. Very real. But somehow it seems hard for people on the outside to believe that many from within the film industry; be it casting directors, producers think it's easy and even okay to harass and take advantage of a young upcoming dreamy actor. So what does an aspiring actor do if caught in a situation like this? Nayika, who found herself in similar circumstances, tells her story.

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