Television actress Ratan Raajputh, who became a household name after her appearance in Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo, turned candid about her casting couch experience in her recent interview and recalled how she was invited by director’s team for an audition at a shady location.
The actress maintained that she went to a hotel in the Oshiwara suburb of Mumbai for an audition. Ratan also elaborated that she saw several popular faces there and was called by the director’s team and said the director wants to meet her as he interacted in working with her. ALSO READ | SHOCKING! Ratan Raajputh Recalls Facing CASTING Couch: 65-Year Old Man Told Me 'Agar Meri Beti Bhi Actress Banti Na To Mein Uske Saath Bhi Sota’
A DNA report quoted Ratan as saying, "I went to another hotel upstairs for the meeting. There, they kept insisting us to have a cold drink which we took a sip of even though we didn't want to. Then they said they would call me for another audition. Me and my friend reached home then and I started doubting if there was something mixed in the cold drink. I was feeling a bit uneasy too.”
She further mentioned, “It was a very weird place. I entered the place and saw that the whole place was a mess, the lighting was bad, and there were clothes thrown around everywhere. I saw a girl there lying unconscious due to alcohol perhaps. I could sense that whatever had to happen was already done there.”
The 36-year-old actress said that after seeing a guy friend with her, a man approached them and got angry. He asked her why did she bring her boyfriend with her. She lied to the man and said that he is not her boyfriend but her brother.
She said, “There was something in that drink which made you feel out of control even though you are conscious. We said sorry and ran away from here.” ALSO READ | Ratan Raajputh Opens Up About Dealing With DEPRESSION After Father’s Death; Shares, ‘Doing Farming In Villages For Three Months Was Therapeutic And Helped Me Heal’
Ratan did not name the person, and said, "I want to slap that person who did this to me. He is still a big name in the industry. They should do this to people who are willing but not trap new kids."
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