Surveen Chawla opens on facing casting couch: Filmmakers wanted to see my cleavage
Surveen Chawla opens on facing casting couch: Filmmakers wanted to see my cleavage – On the work front, the actor was last seen in Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap’s Sacred Games where she essayed the role of Jojo.
Mumbai: Bollywood actor Surveen Chawla received immense accolades for her character as Jojo from Sacred Games 2. The 35-year-old actor was pregnant while shooting for the emotionally challenging role. The actress who’s known to make it big in the television industry recently revealed horrifying incidence relating to casting couch.
During a video interview with entertainment portal PinkVilla, the ‘Hate Story 2’ star revealed about being body-shamed for being obese. She also spoke about incidents where she faced casting couch.
She said, “A director wanted to see how my cleavage looked. Another director wanted to see how my thighs looked.” Narrating another horrifying incident from her journey in South films she added, “I was asked to accompany a director for a recce and he said to me, ‘Ma’am, I want to know every inch of your body.’ I could not believe my ears as to what I am hearing.”
“This was another ridiculously big director down south, a National Award-winning director. I had a very long audition there, it almost lasted a shift. I had to do various things – a monologue or saying something impromptu. I was unwell and I returned after the audition. Then the director suddenly offered to come to Mumbai as I was unwell. I found it very creepy and said ‘no, thank you’, she further added.
She also narrated a tale related to her weight. She said, “I went to give this audition and the person told me, ‘You are overweight’. I was just 56 kilos and I thought the person needed to get his eyes checked.” Talking about being ‘overexposed’ due to her work with TV, she said, “For sometime, I tried to hide it from producers and tell them I did TV only for a year but I realised later that ‘Why am I doing this?’ Isn’t it going to be easier for a team to get someone who already knows how to do their lines?”.
On the work front, the actor was last seen in Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Sacred Games 2’ where she essayed the role of Jojo Mascarenhas who loves Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) but is in constant love and hate relationship.