After the Harvey Weinstein scandal in Hollywood came to light, some of the Bollywood actors too came out and spoke about casting couch, sexual harassment and other vices in the industry. In her recent interaction with Bombay Times
Speaking about casting couch affecting careers, Ileana D’Cruz said, “It might sound cowardly but I do agree that if you speak out about the casting couch, it will end your career. Years ago, a junior artiste down South, who was being propositioned by a big producer, sought my advice on how to deal with it. I told her that it’s something that I couldn’t decide for her. It is her decision and that nobody could force it on her. Many people have done it and it’s up to her whether she wants to go ahead and do it or not.”
Ileana D’Cruz added, “As far as exploitation and harassment is concerned, I wouldn’t stand for it. The fact of the matter is that if an A-list star is accused of something like this, you will require a large number of people to come forward, including A-list actresses and actors, to make a difference. Actors in this country are worshiped. So it will take many voices for people to acknowledge that huge stars could have such an ugly side. I can’t watch Kevin Spacey’s show anymore, though I have loved it earlier, because he has been accused of harassment. It disgusts me as a person,” said Ileana, as reported byBombay Times.
The outspoken actress had also opened up on her struggle with depression and Body Dysmorphic Disorder last year.
On the work front, Ileana was last seen in Baadshaho.
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