Surveen Chawla on being offered casting couch

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Surveen Chawla made a transition from Indian TV to Bollywood but it seems the casting couch didn�۪t escape her. The actress recently revealed her experience.

Talking in an interview, according to Bollywood Life, Chawla explained, ���I was propositioned, though luckily I had the strength to turn down the offer to be ��nice�۪ to the director even if it meant losing a plum role.�۝

She went on to explain that it was in the South industry, ���I guess I�۪ve been lucky to meet the right kind of people in Bollywood. I�۪ve never faced such sleazy offers in the Hindi film industry. Maybe I�۪ve been smart in my dealings, making sure no one gets the wrong signal. This happened in Tamil cinema where I had already auditioned and bagged an important role. This was a very big film and a very important director, who couldn�۪t speak Hindi. So can you believe the man�۪s audacity! The director had his friend call and make the offer for me to sleep with the director. The friend told me it would only be until the film was made. I said, thanks but no thanks�۝.

On being asked whether he on-screen image might have invited such propositions, Chawla continues, ���I don�۪t know if my screen image makes me look like an easy target. But I have to say, I was offered a whole lot of supposedly bold and sexy roles after I did Hate Story 2. This industry slots and tags you. I guess it was the reputation of the franchise. I did nothing hot or sleazy in the film. There was a lot of sex in the first and the third part. But mine was a revenge story. And yet, after Hate Story I was flooded with cheesy, salacious roles. I was labelled bold. I could have given in to the temptation of doing these roles. It was money that I urgently needed to live in Mumbai�۝.

Chawla will be seen next in ��Parched�۪ which is slated for release on 23rd September in India.

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