In just four years in Mollywood, Gayathri Suresh has carved a niche for herself in the industry. As her upcoming film, Children’s Park is getting ready for release, she opened up about casting couch in an interview to radio channel Red FM.
She said that she has been asked to ‘compromise’ in order to get films by a few producers. She said, “I get messages saying, “Are you ready to..”? and I don’t reply to such messages. I end the conversation and do not reply to them at all.”
Gayathri was giving an interview along with her co-star Dhruvan and he revealed that women should give a befitting reply to such messages. When the anchor and Dhruvan asked why she chose to not reply to such messages, Gayathri revealed that avoiding and not replying to them are the best existence of casting couch in Malayalam film industry. She also added that she had to forego a lot of opportunities when she didn’t agree to their demands.
In an earlier interview, Parvathy said, “Of course there is casting couch in the Malayalam industry. I don’t understand why it comes as a surprise at all. It is there in many other industries also. It’s a reality; why are we even shocked about it? I haven’t faced casting couch in any other industry, including Tamil, Kannada or Hindi, but only in the Malayalam industry. It was sort of an obligation. See, we gave you the break; and I was like, ‘What break, dude? I already did my job and I don’t think I have to do anything more’.”
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