Shocked? So are we! But Ranveer Singh himself made this shocking revelation, while interacting with NDTV. The Band Baja Baraat actor not only revealed that he has faced casting couch, but also told that it has become so common situation for almost all the strugglers, who dreams to be an actor or actress!
Ranveer recalls how he had met with one casting director, what he refers to as, 'a really sleazy gentle-man' in Andheri. He also said that, the guy didn't even look at his impressive portfolio and kept it aside. Instead, he told Ranveer that he has to be 'smart and sexy' to go ahead in showbiz and also advised Ranveer to be open to 'take and touch'.
"I had worked as an assistant director and I knew that there are no takers for 500-page portfolio. Mine was very impressive and people were intrigued enough to at least take a look at it," said Ranveer.
He added, "Later I got to know what he was interested in. When I said 'no', he was heartbroken like a jilted lover."
Ranveer, who is gearing up for his upcoming film, Bajirao Mastani also said that casting couch is a reality in the industry. "I later spoke with other strugglers who said the man had made similar propositions to them."