Veteran Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan stirred massive controversy as she appeared to be defending the casting couch culture in the industry.
Khan said, “Casting couch provides livelihood. Taking advantage of a girl is done with her consent. Women are not sexually abused and dumped. They are given livelihood.”
While the choreographer may know her moves around dance floor, she surely went about wrong on this one.
She has been credited with some of the most memorable Bollywood song-and-dance sequences over her long career.
She was reacting to the question about Telugu actress Sri Reddy stripping on a road to protest against Tollywood’s alleged casting couch culture.
She said that the practice wasn’t exploitative and instead helped performers with their career and it was all done with consent.
She has since apologized for her comments.>