Casting couch hasn't spared India's parliament, says former woman MP

Parliament Is Not Immune To Casting Couch,Says Congress Leader Renuka Chowdhary

Casting couch hasn't spared India's parliament, says former woman MP

File image of Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury. The whole film industry may get up in arms against me.

Hours after Congress functionary Renuka Chowdhury also jumped in and said casting couch was the bitter truth, including Parliament. "Don't imagine that Parliament is immune or other work places are immune to it", news agency ANI quoted Renuka Chowdhury, whose Rajya Sabha tenure recently ended. "It is time that India stood up and said #MeToo", Chowdhary said.

Chowdhary was responding to the comments made by noted choreographer Saroj Khan, who had said that it was wrong to single out the Bollywood since girls were being exploited even by governments.

Meanwhile, Saroj Khan was asked about Telugu actor Sri Reddy's strip-protest against the casting couch culture.

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The choreographer said, defending the existence of the casting couch, ' ye to Baba Adam ke jamane se chalta aa raha he.

A video of Saroj Khan's interaction with media persons had gone viral on social media and television networks in which she was heard saying the film industry at least provides jobs and does not abandon women after "raping" them. Saroj Khan through her controversial statement tried to justify how nobody was getting raped but were receiving works for sexual favours.

The term casting couch has brought a lot of ill fame to the film industry. "It provides livelihood at least", she said.

Maharashtra BJP leader Shaina NC tweeted, "#Saroj khan ji women of india are competent based on "merit " in every field, we do not require the "casting couch "to prove our capability". "You have taken away my dignity in Parliament", she said. "We are saying "you too" are to be blamed", she said to the press. If you are talented, why would you sell yourself? This is what she said:The Tweeple were quick to react to this comment. Chowdhury added that if people are discussing that people in the entertainment industry are being taken advantage of, then so are women in politics.

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