During a recently-held event, actor Rakul Preet touched upon the the sensitive issue of the casting couch and said that she had never experience/faced it.
“People have been talking about casting couch a lot. But I just feel that they talk more about us because we are under the scanner and the limelight. I personally have done so many films and I have never, ever come across a single person who has tried to act funny with me,” she added.
As it so happens, her comments did not go down well with actors Madhavi Latha and Aravind 2 fame Sri Reddy. They lashed at her on TV and accused her of lying in order to avoid losing out on offers. Now, Rakul has responded to the criticism in the most hard-hitting way possible. She said the comments made by Sri Reddy and Madhavi Latha were ‘disgraceful’ and can damage the reputation of the Telugu film industry.
“It’s disgraceful. When I first saw the video, I didn’t believe it… whether something like this had happened on the channel or wondered if someone had sent a forward just to create controversy. Just imagine, from the actors’ point of view… my parents don’t know Telugu, but if they understood that news, what will they think? They’ll think this is the industry I’m working in,” said Rakul.
Based on her remark, it is clear that Rakul stands by her original remark.
On A related note, she was last seen in the Hindi film Aiyaary and received decent reviews for her act. A Neeraj Pandey directorial, it also had Sidharth Malhotra in the lead and opened to a decent response at the box office. At present, she has NGK in her kitty. It is a Selvaraghavan directorial and will see her act opposite Tamil superstar Suriya.