BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: Casting couch experiences are definitely not only faced by female actors. The recent male actor to talk about his casting couch experience is Vicky Donor actor Ayushmann Khurrana.
The offer was made to him by a male director and Ayushmann had to politely decline and assert his heterosexuality. “A casting director had told me, ‘I’ll give you the lead role if you showed me your tool.’ I told him I’m straight and I politely refused his offer,” Ayushmann told Pinkvilla.
He also revealed how difficult it was to get work in the initial days. “Initially, there used to be auditions where they would take your solo test. Then suddenly, the number started increasing and there would be 50 people in the same room. When I protested, they asked me to leave. So I have faced rejections. Also, I’m well equipped to handle failure now because of the failures I saw at the very beginning of my career. Had I never witnessed the lows, I don’t think I would be able to handle it if it came now. Everything changes every Friday. I have just been lucky to have a few great Fridays in the last two-three years,” he told the entertainment website.