‘Was Told To Sleep With…’: Ankita Lokhande Reveals Shocking Casting-Couch Experience

Ankita Lokhande recently shared in an interview about her startling 19-year-old casting couch experience. In the midst of all of this, the casting couch debate has gained traction due to the terrible experiences that many celebrities—both male and female—have had. Ankita Lokhande is one of them.

There is no need to introduce Ankita Lokhande! After starring in the popular show Pavitra Rishta, the actress amassed a sufficient amount of notoriety. She recently competed on Bigg Boss 17, and her genuine personality once again won over her fans. Ankita recently made an appearance on Hauterrfly’s talk show, where she discussed her startling 19-year-old experience on the casting couch.

Ankita Lokhande reveals pathetic casting couch experience:

Regarding the same, Ankita Lokhande stated, “Yes, it happened to me. It (casting couch) happened in Mumbai. It happened for a South film. I had given an audition, I got a call saying, ‘You have been selected.’ I was supposed to go to sign and I told them, ‘Yes, I will come to the hotel.’ I even told my mother that I am going and I will get the signing amount.”

She stated, “Even I thought about how it happened so easily. My destiny is not that good. So when I went in the hotel, they called me in and asked my coordinator to stand outside.” When asked if it was a big hotel in Juhu, Ankita said, “Yes.”

She continued, “They said, ‘You have to compromise.’ I was just 19 at that time. At that time, it was like ‘I want to be a heroine and that phase was on.’ I played smart because I did not want to hear that I had to sleep with someone. So I asked them, ‘What kind of a compromise? Do you want me to go to a party with your producers, finances?’ So I played it very smart so that I didn’t get to hear what they were supposed to say.”

Moreover, she disclosed, “He said then, ‘You have to sleep with the producer’ and I just got up and I said, ‘I don’t think your producer needs a talent, they need a girl to sleep with and I am not that one.’ I just walked out. He said, ‘I promise to take you in the film. I will try.’ I said, ‘You promise me, you do whatever you want to do, I don’t want to do the film now. I am done.'”

Ankita decided not to do films:

The actress explained, “That day I realised this industry or anywhere, I cannot give anyone the right to any person who can ask me that I have to sleep with them. I felt so low about myself that how could someone say this to me? That day I decided I was not going to do films. I don’t want to do films. Because I don’t give rights to anyone, it’s dirty and then I decide whatever happens, I am happy with my Television industry. After that, I got this opportunity from Pavitra Rishta and I happily did that.”

About Ankita Lokhande’s upcoming project:

Ankita Lokhande is currently preparing for her upcoming film, Swatantrya Veer Savarkar. She appears on screen alongside director and co-star Randeep Hooda in this film. The main character of this biographical movie is Veer Savarkar, a significant historical figure in India’s independence movement. The movie is scheduled to be released on March 22, 2024.