Kasautii Zindagii Kay Actress Aditi Sanwal On Casting Couch: 'I Get Messages To Sleep With Or Marry Someone'- EXCLUSIVE

Here's Aditi Sanwal aka Kuki Bajaj of Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2, talking about casting couch and her experience with it

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Kasautii Zindagii Kay Actress Aditi Sanwal On Casting Couch: 'I Get Messages To Sleep With Or Marry Someone'- EXCLUSIVE
Aditi Sanwal, who played Kuki Bajaj in Ekta Kapoor's Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 is ambitious as an actress. At the same time, she is also acutely aware of the dangers that lurk along the way, targeting unsuspecting aspirants and newcomers.

The actress says that she often receives vulgar messages from people claiming to be casting agents. “As actors, our phone numbers are shared on various media and PR groups and it’s easily available to casting agents. Sometimes, I receive messages asking me to sleep with or marry someone. I don’t even think such people are genuine, so I just block them. At the end of the day, I don’t believe in any shortcuts to success; hard work is the only thing that matters. Having said that, there are many wonderful people in the industry as well,” she says.  ALSO READ: Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2's Aditi Sanwal On Actors Committing Suicide: 'Friends And Followers On Social Media Cannot Be A Solution For Your Lonliness'- EXCLUSIVE

Aditi further adds, “Casting couch is a grim reality, both men and women experience it. The main problem is that even today, the casting and auditions process is very unorganised. So, it’s important to stay away from these bad elements, who tarnish the name of the industry.” ALSO READ: Hathras Rape Case: TV Actors Kangan Baruah, Aditi Sanwal, Nidhhi Tapadiaa And Shiny Dixit Express Their Angst- EXCLUSIVE

It’s not just casting couch, there is financial fraud, too. Aditi shares, “There are people who will promise you work in exchange for money. I, too, have encountered such people during my early days in the industry, but I didn't fall into their trap by God’s grace. In order to convince you about their contacts in the industry, these con men will show you photographs of them posing with big celebs. They mostly target aspirants from outside Mumbai, who are not aware of such fraudulent practices. It’s easy to be fooled by them, as they behave like professional casting agents.”

Throwing light on their modus operandi, she says, “At first, they will ask you for some photographs. Once you have been ‘selected’, they will ask you to send an audition video. And then, they will inform you that you have been shortlisted. By this point, your hopes are already sky high. Now comes the crucial juncture. They will ask you to pay a certain amount as registration fee, and even send you a contract. Once you transfer the money into their account, they will disappear for good. And, there is nothing you can do about it.”

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