Kishwer Merchant reveals dirty casting couch secrets

Kishwer revealed that she was asked to ‘sleep with the hero’ when she had gone for an audition

Kishwer Merchant is an Indian television actress and model. Merchant is well known for acting in the shows Hip Hip Hurray, Ek Hasina Thi, Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar, Har Mushkil Ka Hal Akbar Birbal and Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani. She was a contestant in the reality show Bigg Boss 9 in 2015.
Kishwer Merchant, who’s expecting her first child with husband Suyyash Rain, in a recent interview opened up about her experience of casting couch in the film industry. She revealed that she was asked to ‘sleep with the hero’.
Kishwer revealed that she was asked to ‘sleep with the hero’ when she had gone for an audition with her mother. In an interview with ETimes, Kishwer said that she was once asked to ‘sleep with the hero’ by a ‘very big producer. The actress added that she politely turned down the offer and left.
Kishwer is expecting her first child with her husband Suyyash Rai. The actress is quite active on social media and has been giving her fans glimpses of her pregnancy journey.
Kishwer also shares her diet as well as pregnancy clothing hacks.
Speaking to a leading daily on the casting couch, she fully said, “It happened with me when I had gone for a meeting- but just once. My mother was accompanying me there. I was told that I’ll have to sleep with the hero. I politely turned down the offer and we left. I wouldn’t say ki ye bahut hota hai (I wouldn’t say that it happens a lot) or it’s a normal thing. Industry badnaam hai lekin har industry mein ye cheez hoti hai (The industry is infamous but it happens in every industry).” When asked if the hero and the producer, were very big names, she replied, “Yes, very big names.”
When asked if the disturbing experience stopped her from doing films in Bollywood, Kishwer replied, “Nope, I was very focused at work…I was more inclined towards the TV. I kept getting work in quality and quantity. All said and done, I am very happy with the way my career shaped up.” She also added, “I stuck more to TV because I think it gives you more recognition. Small roles in films serve no purpose.”
Kishwer and Suyyash had announced that they were expecting a baby in March. On Instagram, Suyyash had written, “Mai tere bacche ka baap banne wala hun @kishwersmerchantt (I am going to become the father of your child)! Coming this August.” Kishwer, on her Instagram page, had said, “You can now stop asking ‘when are you guys gonna have a baby?’ Coming Soon.”
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Merchant and Rai started dating in 2011 after they met on the sets of their show ‘Pyaar Ki Ek Kahani’.
On the personal front, the 40-year-old recently announced that she is expecting her first child with Suyyash Rai, In an interview with Hindustan Times, she spoke about becoming a mother at 40. “Being a mother at 40 is cool and age is just a number. It was destined to happen this year, I guess. I asked all sorts of questions to the doctor but she’s asked me not to worry,” she said.

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