Every industry is affected by issues when it comes to the wrong use of power by authorities. One of Bollywood’s most talked about concerns is the topic of the ’casting couch’. After spending a decade as an actor, Aditi Rao Hydari decided to open up about the issue a second time.
In an interview, she talked about her thoughts regarding the casting couch scenario. Aditi said that initially, she used to lose work because she didn’t give in to the demands. She would even cry about it but never regretted taking the stand. She added, "I was like, how dare someone speak to me like that! For about eight months [after the incident] I didn’t get work, but I feel that decision made me stronger in my intention about the kind of work I wanted to do. The year 2013 was difficult for me as it was also the year I lost my father but from 2014 onwards everything kind of fell into place. Sometimes you need to see a situation, deal with it, get out and be very comfortable with it, and that’s how I felt."
"If anyone has been misused and they are living with that unhappiness, then they have every right to speak out and they should. If they don’t, it’s because of the fear of losing work. It’s about power play in the industry, and you should nip it in the bud. What is the fear? That you won’t get work? If you are talented, the right people will call you. They need to understand why they are there in the film industry. If they are there for the love of the medium, they will get work. This is my naive belief but I’m a living example of that", she added.
Aditi Rao was last seen in the film ’Summohanam’ which was directed by Mohanakrishna Indraganti with Sudheer Babu in the lead role. The film was a huge success.