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Casting Couch

Mumbai Police Arrest Fake Casting Director Demanding Sexual Favours From Kolkata Girl

Jan 11, 2022 Outlook Web Bureau

The accused who was posing as a casting director was arrested by Malad police in Mumbai.

RSVP Announces Casting Of Sanya Malhotra And Fatima Sana Shaikh In 'SamBahadur'

Dec 13, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The news of their addition to the cast of 'SamBahadur', a film based on the life and times of the courageous Sam Manekshaw, one of India's greatest military heroes, comes on the same day as director Meghna Gulzar's birthday.

Sameera Reddy Opens Up On Casting Couch Says, ‘A Hero Called Me Unapproachable’

Sameera Reddy shares her horrific experience of having to battle sexual propositions indirectly twice — once when a kiss was introduced in the script suddenly, and another instance when a hero tried to outsmart her.

MeToo; Ayushmann Khurrana Recalls Casting Couch Experience

May 05, 2020 IANS

For an actor who started out being identified as master of offbeat roles and a poster boy of unconventional films, Ayushmann Khurrana has now garnered a sizeable fan base to emerge as one of Bollywood's most bankable star who can also be counted to surprise every time with his acting skills.

Directors Wanted To Sleep With Me, An Actor Got Me Replaced: Elli AvrRam Reveals Shocking Details

The ex Bigg Boss contestant opens up on battling the casting couch, sexism and constant bullying in the industry.

24 September, 2019

Surveen Chawla Recalls Casting Couch Experiences: Directors Wanted To See My Cleavage And Thighs

'There was a time when people told me you are overexposed because of television,' actress Suvreen Chawla recalled her past experiences.

14 January, 2019

Rajkumar Hirani Most Decent Person To Work With: Dia, Sharman On #MeToo Allegations

Outlook Web Bureau

In an article on HuffPost India, the woman, who calls herself an 'assistant', alleged that Hirani sexually abused her more than once between March and September 2018.

15 December, 2018

Drop Kailash Kher's Name From Cultural Event: Sona Mohapatra Urges Delhi Govt

Outlook Web Bureau

The singer started a petition on where she has reiterated her allegations of sexual harassment against Kher.

10 November, 2018

Former Miss India Niharika Shares #MeToo Account, Names Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sajid Khan

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Niharika said she decided to write the piece "to expand my own understanding of what constitutes abuse, who we choose to punish and whom we are willing to forgive".

28 October, 2018

#MeToo Movement: MAMI Arranges Session On Sexual Harassment

Outlook Web Bureau

The special session was organised keeping in mind the ongoing #MeToo movement in India.

21 October, 2018

#MeToo: Anu Malik Asked To Step Down As 'Indian Idol 10' Judge After Sexual Harassment Allegations

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After singers Sona Mohapatra and Shweta Pandit accused Malik of sexual harassment, two budding singers levelled similar allegations against Anu Malik.


19 October, 2018

#MeToo Movement: Sushant Singh Rajput Refuses Harassment Claims

Outlook Web Bureau

Sushant on Friday tweeted snapshots of his conversation with Sanjana from the first day to the last day of the film's shoot

18 October, 2018

MeToo Being Blown Out Of Proportion, Anyone Can Name And Shame Anyone: Shatrughan Sinha

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"Reputations and jobs are being lost through a trial by media. To all the women who are aggrieved, I say, please go to court and make sure the wrongdoers are punished", added Sinha.

16 October, 2018

#MeToo: Yash Raj Films Sacks Talent And Business Head For Sexual Harassment

Outlook Web Bureau

In a brief statement, posted on its official Twitter handle, the studio said it has terminated Patil's services with immediate effect.

09 October, 2018

#MeToo Movement: MAMI Drops AIB, Rajat Kapoor's Films From Fest's Line-Up

Outlook Web Bureau

Actor-director Rajat Kapoor has been called out by two women for inappropriate behaviour. He has apologised.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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