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Casting Couch: Ankita Lokhande Reveals She Was Asked To ‘Compromise’

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Ankita Lokhande casting couch: Television actor Ankita Lokhande said that she was subjected to the casting couch experience twice. The Pavitra Rishta actor said the first occurrence came when she was just starting out and the second time it happened when she had made a successful name in television and was looking to transition to films.

In an interview with Bollywood Bubble, Lokhande claimed that she was very young during the first incident and was asked to “compromise” if she wanted the role. “I was so smart, I was alone in that room and was 19 or 20 years old, and asked him, ‘Which type of compromise does your producer want? Do I have to go for parties or dinners?’” she said.

The Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi actor has been in the news ever since her co-star and former boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput’s death last year. Recently, she opened up about her breakup with Rajput and how he “chose his career” over the relationship.

Ankita Lokhande casting couch: I took him to task

Further describing the horrible experience, she added that she wanted to avoid a situation where she was asked to directly “sleep with the producer”. “And the moment he said it, maine uski band baja di thi (I took him to task). I told him, ‘I think your producer wants a girl to sleep with, not a very talented girl to work with.’ And I left from there. He then apologised and said he will try to take me to his film. But I said, ‘If you try and take me in also, I’m not interested in your film,’” the Pavitra Rishta star said.

I feel I am a very strong personality. I don’t let anybody look at me also like that. I’m like ‘Don’t you dare to do that: Ankita Lokhande

Talking about the second incident, she said that it was that time when she wanted to be a movie star and was trying to make her entry into Bollywood. “When I got back again into films, I felt it again, just shaking hands with that person. I don’t want to take names, he was a big actor. I got those vibes, and I quickly got my hands away from him. I knew it, ab mera yahaan nahi hoga (it will not work out for me), because it is a give and take thing. I understood and I left from there because it was not for me.”

Rajput died by suicide in June last year and Lokhande was one of the few celebs who supported the late actor’s family.

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