Casting couch is a sad reality that existed and still exists in film industries across the globe. We have often come across actors opening up on their horrific experiences in regards to the same and it’s shocking, to say the least. Recently, the powerhouse performer Ayushmann Khurrana, who was a VJ before making his mark in the film industry, recounted his casting couch experience and it’s extremely saddening. In an interview with Pinkvilla, the Andhadhun actor revealed how a casting director asked him to show his manhood for a role.
Ayushmann said, “A casting director had told me, ‘I’ll give you the lead role if you showed me your tool.’ I told him I’m straight and I politely refused his offer.” However, success didn’t come easy for Ayushmann. He added, “Initially, there used to be auditions where they would take your solo test. Then suddenly, the number started increasing and there would be 50 people in the same room. When I protested, they asked me to leave. So I have faced rejections.”
“Also, I’m well equipped to handle failure now because of the failures I saw at the very beginning of my career. Had I never witnessed the lows, I don’t think I would be able to handle it if it came now. Everything changes every Friday. I have just been lucky to have a few great Fridays in the last two-three years,” the actor continued.
On the work front, Ayushmann Khurrana was last seen in Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhaan, a film based on a homosexual love story. It opened to a great response and fared well at the box-office too.
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