Veteran choreographer Saroj Khan defends casting couch, says ‘provides livelihood’

New Delhi, April 24: Noted choreographer Saroj Khan on Tuesday defended the practice of casting couch in the film industry, said it’s done with consent and at least provides the livelihood.

The 69-year-old artist, who has choreographed over 2000 songs, further stated the ‘tradition’ has been going on since ages and blaming just Bollywood is unfair.

“This is going on from ‘baba Adam’s times’, it is not new. Someone or the other always tries to take an advantage of a girl. The government officilas do it too, then why are we only behind the film industry? It provides livelihood at least,” she added.

Further putting her thoughts forward, she said as to why would anyone want to sell herself if she is confident about her talent.

“Does not rape and leave you. It is up to the girl, what she wants to do. If you don’t want to fall into wrong hands, you won’t. If you are talented, why would you sell yourself? Don’t blame the film industry’s name, it is everything to us,” Khan asserted.


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