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Saroj Khan defends casting couch culture

Indian Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan poses for a photograph during a promotional event for the Hindi film ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ in Mumbai on late June 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan’s recent comments on the casting couch culture prevalent in the industry have caused quite a stir. “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,” Khan said, reacting to a question about Telugu actress Sri Reddy stripping to protest against Tollywood’s casting couch culture. Khan said the casting couch culture has helped performers with their careers and that in most cases it was done with consent. Quite a number of people soon took to Twitter to express their disappointment over Khan’s…

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