It’s commonly assumed that celebrities don’t have to deal with the horrors of the casting couch in the film industry. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar mentioned a sexual overture from a media figure a few years back. Even her father, actor Sarathkumar, voiced public disbelief that his daughter had been through it.
Lakshmi Manchu is the most recent celebrity to speak up about her experience on the casting couch. Despite the fact that she is the daughter of Mohan Babu, she has had to deal with misogyny and the casting couch.
The actress from ‘Gundelo Godari’ said, “Yes, I have to deal with this on a regular basis. Initially, I did not expect all of this to happen to me because of my status as a daughter of the industry or because I was born and bred in it, but they are ruthless. There is no one who is fair and kind anywhere.”
The interview with Lakshmi is frightening. “Imagine what females with no background must be going through if someone like Lakshmi has been a victim of casting couch demands by predators,” a Netizen said.