Most people choose to keep quiet about the unpleasant side of the entertainment business, which is the casting couch. In contrast, now that stars like Divyanka Tripathi and Ankita Lokhande are sharing their stories and raising awareness among aspiring stars, superstars are doing the same. Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo Actress Ratan Rajput remembered being asked to sleep with a producer once inadvertently for work. For all the information, scroll down.
With her portrayal of Laali in Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo, Ratan became well-known. She then took part in Bigg Boss 7, but her acting career was short-lived because she needed time to process the death of her father. The actress started a YouTube channel during the pandemic, and she has since been using it to amuse her followers.
In one of her YouTube Vlogs, Ratan Rajput discussed her time on the casting couch, saying, “It was 14 years ago today. I’d recently relocated to Mumbai. A 60–65 year old man was there. He made fun of me. “Look at your skin, look at your hair, look at how they are dressed,” he said. You need to alter your complete appearance. You need a thorough makeover, which will cost between 2 and 2.5 lakh rupees. However, why should I pay for you? You must declare me your godfather if you want me to give you money. You must become my friend.”
Ratan Rajput said, “When I heard these things, I was shocked. I informed him that you would be the same age as my father, so how could we be friends? Yes, I do value you. I’ll follow your advice. Take note of what I say. The man then became irate with me. He then said, “I won’t do anything for free, only friendship happens here.” Stop all this drama if you want to enter the acting industry. Be a little bit wise.
She then stated something so startling that Ratan couldn’t believe what he had just said. “When I informed them that you are my father’s age, they were upset and began yelling, “Listen. I would have slept with my daughter too if she had become an actress. Hearing this startled me. As soon as I could, I fled. The man didn’t physically harm me, but his remarks had a negative impact. For a month, I didn’t see anyone,” she admitted.
Ratan Rajput even admitted that if she ran into that producer today, she would slap a shoe in his face. She was traumatised by the event, and she avoided people for up to a month. Even after that, the actress admitted she never tried out for a movie again.