Suchitra Pillai’s Casting Couch Experience

Suchitra Pillai

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New Delhi:

Suchitra Pillai never shies away from talking about her professional challenges. Recently, Suchitra opened up about her.Casting couchAn experience when she was asked to “compromise” in exchange for a film role. In an interview with Siddharth Kannan, the actress shared, “It’s the choices you make. Sometimes opportunities come but something…casting couch and all that. Everyone faces this at some point. I have a scary look, so I didn’t deal with it. People jokingly say I don’t do anything, but what they’re saying means they’ve seen it in my face that you can’t screw with me. I have received one or two calls from the South film industry.

Suchitra Pillai He added, “There was a call years ago. He said, ‘You want to do South films?’ I said, ‘I’ve already made a pair but yeah.’ He said, ‘It is a very good film, with a very good actor and a very good director.’ He told me that I wanted to play the role of the actor’s sister and that it was a big role. I was like, ‘This is great.’ He then said that a first-time producer is bankrolling the project.”

“I thought he was asking for a discount on my fee but he said, ‘This is a first-time producer so there needs to be some compromise.’ I said, ‘Sorry.’ He reiterated, ‘Madam, they are first-time producers, some compromise is necessary.’ I said to him do you know who you are talking to? I have been in the industry for so many years but he said, ‘Director-actor is an established thing, but a producer is new, so he is needed only once.’ I told him that you have got the wrong person and the wrong number,” Suchitra Pillai added.

She added, “There are often opportunities attached to the industry. Casting couch experiences are not uncommon..”

On the work front, Suchitra Pillai was last seen Big girls don’t cry. The series premiered on Prime Video in March this year. The show also featured Pooja Bhatt and Mukul Chadha in lead roles.

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