Infamous for her over-the-top remarks, Rakhi Sawant has shared her opinion on the on-going casting couch debate.
She admitted that exchange of sexual favors is a common practice in the film industry.
Rakhi also backed Saroj Khan's viewpoint on the issue saying that the veteran choreographer only revealed what she has seen in the industry.
Sharing her ordeal, Rakhi said, "When I was a struggler, I did face the casting couch. But it wasn't as if every producer or director I approached was guilty."
"However, this was just in the beginning. I had talent and I didn't have to give in. I learned to say no. I used my talent as an artiste to make my way through life," she added.
Agreeing with Saroj Khan, Rakhi said, "Nobody rapes anyone in this industry. It's all consensual and voluntary. In this, I fully support Sarojji."
"People in Bollywood don't speak out the truth about the casting couch although it is happening right here in front of their eyes. They feel they are making their way up so why should they bother with what's happening around them," she quipped.
"Have faith in your talent. Have patience. Don't give in to shortcuts. I've seen so many girls throw themselves at producers. This is not good. Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra are superstars because of their hard work and not for any other reason," Rakhi said.
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