Advertisement
Saturday, Aug 13, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Surveen Chawla On Facing Casting Couch In South: A Woman’s Weight, Waist Size And Chest Size Are Questioned

Chawla got candid about facing the casting couch and fat-shaming at work during a talk with RJ Siddharth Kannan while promoting her upcoming web drama 'Decoupled' with R Madhavan.

Surveen Chawla On Facing Casting Couch In South: A Woman’s Weight, Waist Size And Chest Size Are Questioned
Actress Surveen Chawla. | Instagram/ @surveenchawla
Surveen Chawla On Facing Casting Couch In South: A Woman’s Weight, Waist Size And Chest Size Are Questioned
outlookindia.com
2021-12-14T15:59:09+05:30

Actress Surveen Chawla has criticised the alleged physical "parameters" that question a female artiste's future in the country's entertainment industry. Chawla got candid about facing the casting couch and fat-shaming at work during a talk with RJ Siddharth Kannan while promoting her upcoming web drama 'Decoupled' with R Madhavan.

Chawla pointed out people who “get you in this space where you question yourself.” She remembered it being about the time she was attempting to make the leap from television to movies. It happened in Mumbai at her first film meeting. She stated that the encounter caused her to doubt herself since her 'looks, weight, waist size, and chest size' were all questioned. She stated that these are not the appropriate criteria for defining a woman.

She said that things have evolved in the past few years, pointing out that much of it occurred in the south Indian film business. She stated that it was a terrible era in the past, but that things are changing now that topics such as body shaming, mental health, and rejections are being discussed.

Chawla made her acting debut with the television soap opera 'Kahin To Hoga' in 2003. She went on to be part of TV shows like 'Kasautii Zindagi Kay', 'Kaajjal,' and '24.' She entered films in 2008 with Kannada film 'Paramesha Panwala' and was later seen in 'Hum Tum Shabana,' 'Ugly,' 'Hate Story 2,' 'Parched' and short film 'Chhuri,' apart from several prominent Punjabi movies. Chawla had a remarkable turn in her career when she appeared in 'Sacred Games' (2019) and web show 'Haq Se.'

Siddharth Kannan questioned her on why she kept her marriage a secret for two years and whether her attitude about a married female actor in our business has altered. Chawla stated that her spouse is afraid of the media, which became the key cause. As a result, they came to a mutual conclusion. Chawla said that because the wedding was attended by 40 intimate friends and family members, there was nothing to divulge. She married in 2015 and announced it in 2017.

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.

Advertisement