Actress Saba Bukhari opens up about ‘casting couch’ and the things that were said to her
Pakistani actress Saba Bukhari took to Instagram to share a brief account of her experiences with directors and filmmakers without naming a specific person.
Recently, the actor Saba Bukhari took to social media to reveal her casting couch encounters in the Pakistani show biz industry.
The casting couch refers to “a mentality in which directors and filmmakers take undue advantage and favor from film actors or actresses, especially from newcomers”.
What was the revelation?
Pakistani actress Saba Bukhari took to Instagram to share a brief account of her experiences with directors and filmmakers without naming a specific person. She wrote:
He said that: Tum may itna confidence toh hai nahi k tum is media may agay ja sako (You don’t have enough confidence to go forward in the media industry).
The actress further shared:
He said that: Masla yay hai tum good girl ho aur iss field may good girl nahi chalti (The problem is that you are a good girl and good girls don’t survive in this field).
Saba Bukhari continued:
He said that: Aisa kaisay ho sakta kisi nay tum par attempt na kia ho (How is this possible that no one ever made a move on you). He said that: Hum tumhay kaam q dain or paisay bhe dain jab k yaha larkian kam k liye sonay ko tayar hain (Why should we give you work and money when girls are ready to sleep for work).
Saba Bukhari concluded the post by saying:
All these lines, words from different men (person) (directors) broke me inside [and shattered] my dreams.
The actress’s post garnered major attention. While some are wondering who the actress is talking about, others are sympathizing with the Pakistani star. Regardless, Saba Bukhari’s revelation brings a bad name to the entertainment industry by disclosing that this mentality prevails in Pakistan too.
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