'#MeToo was like a fashion trend, some people encashed it and kept quiet': TV actress Chahatt Khanna
Bollywood actress Chahatt Khanna recently revealed how casting couch kept her away from films. In a recent interview given to an online website, the actress said, “Casting directors were also in it. Who will admit it? Nobody. Casting couch existed on a very large scale.I didn’t go for it, which is why I was doing TV.”
Calling the #MeToo movement a "fashion trend," Chahatt went on to add, “Some of them also took cheques and kept quiet. Aur jinka publicity stunt tha, woh kaam kar gaya. This was a phase. It was like a fashion trend. Whosoever encashed, encashed. Whosoever didn’t, didn’t,” she said.
“I know many actresses who chose to not speak. But let me tell you that there were quite a few actors whose names should have surfaced but did not. Agar suffering hoti hai, then why wait for a platform like Me Too?” she added.
On the work front, Chahatt will now be seen in Prassthanam, which stars Sanjay Dutt, Ali Fazal, Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala, Chunky Pandey, Satyajeet Dubey and Amyra Dastur. The movie is a remake of the Telugu film by the same name and is set to hit theatres on September 20.