Actress Saba Bukhari has just revealed the darkest side of showbiz by disclosing her experience with the casting couch.
In a post shared on her Instagram with a picture, the Dil Na Umeed Toh Nahi actress wrote about the advice she got from different ‘men’ and ‘directors’ in the industry during her struggling period as an actress.
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“He said that: Tum may itna confidence toh hai nahi k tum is media may agay ja sako (You don’t have enough confidence to go forward in the media industry)”, she wrote in the caption by continuing, “He said that: Masla yeh hai tum good girl ho or is field may good girl nahi chalti (Problem is you are a good girl and in this field being a good girl doesn’t help).”
“He said that: Aisa kaisay ho sakta kisi nay tum par attempt na kia ho [How is this possible that no one ever made an attempt on you].” She further wrote and added, “He said that: Hum tumhay kaam kion dain or paisay bhe dain jab k yahan larkian kam k liye sonay ko tayar hain (Why should we give you work and money when girls here are ready to sleep for work).”
“All these lines, words from different men (persons) (directors) broke me inside [and]… my dreams,” said Bukhari. Many celebrities have gone on record to reveal their horrific experiences from the initial days of their career.
Many social media users praised and supported the actress for discussing a considered ‘taboo’ topic in society.