A couple of months back, Sri Reddy took the industry by storm after she made some shocking revelations about the casting couch. The actress named some big directors and producers over their involvement in casting couch. Now, after Sri Reddy, another actress has made explosive allegations of sexual exploitation against Tollywood biggies. RX 100 actress Payal Rajput opens up about her experience on the casting couch.
During a recent media interaction, Payal revealed how a producer asked her to ‘comprise’ in addition to acting in his film. “After ‘RX 100’ became a big hit, I did expect offers to come my way. A producer approached me with a story and I greenlighted to do the role. However, he openly sought favours from me. He was expecting me to commit to doing things beyond acting. I was shocked and bluntly said no,” Payal Rajput told Sakshi.com in an interview. However, the actress did not reveal the name of the producer.
Expressing her disappointment with the producer’s sexual advancement, Payal said, “Though I played a bold role in RX 100, it does not mean that I will ‘compromise’ for a role. I am not shy but I can’t kiss to everyone. I didn’t come to the film industry for that.”
She further added, “The producers are thinking that I will compromise on her character. Whatever I have achieved in the film Industry, only because of my talent not of compromising my character.”
Talking about Payal’s latest film; the actress played a lead role in RX 100, directed by Ajay Bhupathi. The film went on to collect decent at the domestic Box Office. RX 100 earned Rs 10 crore approx in India and about Rs 21 crore at the box office worldwide.
Well, after Sri Reddy, many actresses have come out in open to share their horrifying experience of the casting couch.