'I Know Many Actresses Who Chose To Not Speak' — Chahatt Khanna On The #MeToo Movement

Jahnavi Patel , 12 Sep 2019
Chahatt Khanna (Source: Instagram | @chahattkhanna)
Chahatt Khanna (Source: Instagram | @chahattkhanna)

There are so many things we hear about the film/television industry every day. And along with all the stories, we also heard about the casting couch ones. Where some of them may be just a rumour, looks like some are true. Now, television actress Chahatt Khanna has opened up casting couch and the #MeToo movement in the industry.

In an interview with SpotoyE, Chahatt said that casting couch existed on a very large scale. But that’s the one thing that has changed in the industry now.

She said:

There is no conditional casting, that is— if I do this for you, you have to do this for me. There could be mutual dating between the maker and an actress but there is no diktat. The casting couch has at least lessened for sure.

Last year, the #MeToo movement gained momentum and we got to know a number of names who were accused of sexual misconduct. About the movement, the Bade Acche Lagte Hai actor said that she knows many actresses who chose not to speak about it.

Chahatt said:

Some of them also took cheques and kept quiet. Aur jinka publicity stunt tha, woh kaam kar gaya. This was a phase. It was like a fashion trend. Whosoever encashed, encashed. Whosoever didn’t, didn’t. I know many actresses who chose to not speak. But let me tell you that there were quite a few actors whose names should have surfaced but did not. Agar suffering hoti hai, then why wait for a platform like #MeToo?

Chahatt will next be seen in the Bollywood film, Prassthanam. She will be seen as Sanjay Dutt and Manisha Koirala‘s daughter in the movie.

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