Even as a massive outrage has erupted following Saroj Khan’s shocking defence of casting couch in film industry, it seems Bollywood is far from being outraged. In fact it seems, they find the situation funny, comical instead. While no one from the film fraternity has come out so far to slam Saroj Khan’s bizarre logic of justifying casting couch, Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor and top directors like Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra laughed the casting couch shocker off.
When asked about their comment on Saroj Khan’s outrageous remark, Vidhu Vinod Chopra quipped, “What do you think our opinion should be ” and when Ranbir Kapoor started speaking, Chopra burst into a giggle as if the reporter had cracked some joke.
Well, coming to Ranbir Kapoor, he said,
“You want my comment. Oh, I have never faced it,” while laughing the question off.
This is the same Bollywood which portrays itself as a champion of women’s right on-screen, but remained mum when Papon molested a child. This is the same Bollywood which dodged questions, kept mum, thought it was 'disgusting to even react' when an eight-year-old was brutally raped.
And today, when Bollywood has gone one step forward and treating sexual exploitation of women as a joke, we want to say, we are cringing with shame today.
SHAME ON YOU BOLLYWOOD!!
For the uninitiated, Saroj Khan triggered a massive row after she defended casting couch in film industry with a bizarre justification. When she was questioned about her views on casting couch, she gave an absurd justification and said that at least it provides livelihood.
The veteran choreographer also asked a bizarre question, justifying her casting couch logic that why film fraternity is being targeted when netas do it too.
“Can I tell you one thing? This has been going on since the beginning of time. It hasn't started now. Someone or the other tries to take advantage of every girl. The government's people do it too. then why are you after the film industry? It provides livelihood at least. The men here does not rape and leave you,” said Saroj Khan giving shocking justification for casting couch.
“It depends on the girl, what she wants to do. If you don't want to fall in wrong hands, you won't. If you have talent, why would you sell yourself? Don't take the film industry's name, it is everything for us,” she added.
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