Zeeshan Khan Shares Casting Couch Experience, Reveals He Was Asked To Show His Legs After Taking Shirt Off

Television actor Zeeshan Khan gained popularity for his short stint on the first-ever Bigg Boss OTT. Recently, the Kumkum Bhagya actor appeared on Zoom’s By Invite Only to spill beans on his career and love life.

In the conversation, Zeeshan has opened up on his casting couch experience. He said that the unfortunate incident took place after his second show when he was already ‘semi-known’. He told that he got a call from a ‘really nice production house’ for a meeting with a casting director and to his surprise, he was asked to strip.

Continuing the same, Khan said that it was his personal choice to give in at that moment and he was not someone who would say ‘how dare you’ if he was propositioned. “I understand your feelings but I don’t want to do it, so can we just focus on the professional part of it and move on?” he said.

Recalling the entire episode, Zeeshan talked his heart out and said, “So, he calls me there and he is like, ‘You know what, this guy is like a college baddie, so I want to see how physically fit you are. Can you take your T-shirt off?’ I was like, ‘Okay, I am cool with that.’ I take my T-shirt off. After that, he is like, ‘I want to see your legs because a lot of people work only on their upper body and not their lower body.”

At this point, Zeeshan understood something was not right and so he told the casting director that he was not comfortable stripping. He further said, “He is like, ‘Arre yaar, ab toh samajh hi gaya hoga tu (You must have understood by now)’. I am like, ‘Main samajh gaya (I understood) sir, but I am not one of those people. I will give an audition, I would love to work with you and I still want to, I am not bothered about all of this.’ He goes on to tell me, ‘Tujhe pata hai, yeh hi seat par aake bohot saare log baithe hai (You know, so many people sat in the same seat where you are sitting today and look where they are now)’.”

Zeeshan also shared that the casting director named a few stars who were successful because of him. But he couldn’t convince Zeeshan. He clearly told the director that it was their choice, and he would not want to resort to a compromise. Zeeshan revealed that the casting director challenged him that when he will not get any work, he will definitely come back to him.

Giving his views on the same, Zeeshan further asserted that he would be happy ‘living a very simple life, doing a very simple job’ if things did not work out and that he ‘won’t be able to sleep at night peacefully’ if he got projects on the basis of anything else other than merit.

Zeeshan Khan made headlines after his scuffle with co-participants Pratik Sehajpal in Karan Johar’s ‘Bigg Boss OTT’. He was shown the doors after behaving violently.