This World - Bollywood: The Casting Couch

This World - Bollywood: The Casting Couch


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Following a national scandal when actor Shakti Kapoor was caught in a hidden camera sting, the BBC's Tanya Datta investigates whether there is a "Casting Couch" culture in the Indian film industry, in which sexual favours are traded for on-screen roles... Producer/Director Darius Bazargan



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Bollywood\/Hollywood (Film) India (Country) Mumbai This World Tanya Datta Darius Bazargan Mahesh Bhatt (TV Program Creator) Shakti Kapoor (TV Actor) Movie Theater (Industry) Casting Couch Sexual Favours Sex Bollywood (Award Discipline) Jackie Shroff (Film Actor) Govinda (Politician)



Karan Soni
who noticed daisy shah @ 10:14
viva loco
Shakti ,kaun?!!! Exactly.... Why is he getting a screen time BBC?!! The actors who spoke against the sting operation are most definitely involved in asking such "favours"'
Avinash Patil
mahesh bhatt himself did casting couch.
Mer Za
Interviewing mahesh Bhatt on this topic is the height of irony
Chelsea Jones
"It exists everywhere, it's no big deal". No big deal? Just a complete and utter embarrassment to the film and television industry. This does not happen everywhere!! That is a lame excuse for people who want to take the easy road to fame instead of blowing people away with their talent and hard work. It's an excuse used by sleazy men who are in this for the wrong reasons. Maybe they should consider instead a career in the porn industry?? The greatest films in the world were made with the most talented groups of people they could find, not with the most eager to get into bed with someone. The person who is the most suited for the role, the most talented and the most hard working should always win the role- end of story. We are artists not animals. What a joke.
Sudhanshu Sisodiya
lol, he respects Sonia
PunkJabi
So much clutter in Shakti Kapoor's apartment...and his mind! haha!
Sam Shepard
This MOFO still thinks he did NOTHING wrong. In a sexually depraved society these men are reliving their teenage years.
thefunkyone247
Wonder how he would feel if someone did this to his own daughter shraddaa 😳😳😳😳
aflaerialpingpong
In Bollywood the more you bend over the more roles and better pay you get .Just ask Karan Johar ,he's a legend at it!
Rwik Kumar Dutta
It's so weird to watch this video in 2018!!!
Jane Dl
why are most people in the video blaming it on the women? it's the men/directors/producers who have the upper hand in this situation. they are misusing their power and exploiting women
tusharnimbalkar007
Sonia gandhi.. strongest lady 😂😂😆😯😆😂😃😡
Mandar Mahadik
the people who noticed daisy shah @ 10:14...So what? Her business is her business none of your business..:P
Jennifer Johnson
What a stupid fool. If he thought this interview would improve his image, he's delusional. And what's with that cross he's wearing? Ugh.
balaji devanathan
Cast Couching is every where in every profession. Its there in Hollywood, bollywood and in IBM, Microsoft. In Bollywood Dynasty heroines only may survive out of this network.
prasad kelgandre
shakti kapoor mc teri beti k saath hota toh kya karta re bhadve
Rajesh Singh
The stark and naked fact is that Bollywood is far more decadent and hypocritical than any Hindu god-man it satirizes so brazenly. It makes its millions by lionizing bogus social and media icons, peddling blatant lies, bad ideas, and delusion, all in the name of art, mostly fake art of dubious authenticity and quality. It never practices in reality what it preaches on screen. It’s a fraternity full of shameless self-servers, liars, backbiters, lechers and counterfeiters.
Messedup Birdie
This is a joke!!!!, Seriously? Everyone is EQUALLY involved in this. I mean lets just be honest. No offense to any person but woman always PLAY the innocent part, no matter who does it.
Joe M
Bollywood / Hollywood / Modeling world / This is the nature of the glamour & fame industries. Should it happen? No... As a report, however its about like a documentary on college students drinking .
JustGotALife
Somehow this is recommended on 2018 to many ppl. Wonder what's the catch.
Nischal Koirala
shakti kapoor ki beti ki chut maaru bsdk..
lallope
Shakti Kapoor internalized his role to well as a bad guy...lol.
rocky Gurung
10:14 Daisy Shah (looking very frustrated & sad) This fatso so called master ganesh really took advantage of her.Hats off to salman & sohail for introducing her in their big project.
Fatty Boomber
Shakti ...seriously as one man to another..do you really think you're fooling anyone by saying it's about give or take. When you say to a person they will get somewhere if they give themselves up, how is that not a subtle form of rape. You're telling women that to get anywhere in the industry they'll have to give it up. Mate, that's one sick way of trying to justify your actions. And to say it happens around the world??? Women and girls are being sold into sexual slavery around the world...so doe that mean it's ok because it's a global sickness???/ You disgrace yourself and all us men. However, I don't know why people are surprised. I have many many friends (girls) who work in this industry and it seems that every single fucking director or casting agent expects them to sleep with them to get ahead. I won't mention names but one director who worked with an aussie cricketer in a movie asked my friend to send him pics of her in her underwear and when she refused, he had the nerve to call her a cock tease. ... I've been around the industry long enough to know that Indian men who cast actors and those that are directors alike, are unbelievably sick fucks. It doesn't even bother them that they're married. Advice to women, girls and perhaps even guys who want to join bollywood...don't. Unless you want to sleep with every ugly fuck to get ahead.
Ocavi Cabavi
And now Mahesh and Shakti have their daughters in the industry. .interesting.
A AAT
Is he for real!? Seriously! He looks and acts like a pimp but he's the victim!
Ocavi Cabavi
Majority of actors are Gigolos and a lot of actresses are luxury prostitutes, escorts..etc. Sad but true.
Briana Marie Davis
Why is his apartment stuck in the 80's? And why is his wig so obviously a wig?
BrownGirlLifts TV
ok what dance move is that 10:02
visho89
shobha de plays the poser of the chaste and sound woman very well
Sushama Dhawale
Who didn't Bhatt or De sleep with? Bunch of hypocrites, that De is pornographic writer, this is what she exactly wants, Bhatt enjoyed his heroines in he past.
rockdas11
Chutiya Shakti blamed God and justifying his act !! I am expecting a new biopic like Sanju will come soon where Shakti will be shown as God men and was just a victim of media !! Chutiya pa
Abby Rash
Shakti ji what else do u expect from ppl?? Tht exploiting scumbags like urself shud b forgiven?
Paareey Dutt
Lol 3:40 pre tihar sudhir Chaudhry
Nmoto G2
Why is he wearing a cross? Converted?
Solataire
He was drunk and got caught haha, but get the big cats
suraj punjabi
You interviewed Mahesh Bhatt for this hahaha. Thats like interviewing trump on someone elses collusion scandal.
Jigme Bhutia
What if was shaktis daughter
Tanmay Mukim
Corridor of all "HARD WORK" (5.someone;) .SHAkti kapoor HI HI (7.22) ROFL .Shakti kapoor still thinks that he didn't done anything wrong ha ha ha "RAPIST"
rotaka
Well at least Shakti is honest
seyer ahmad
which girl indian films is real actor non without missworld or beauty they are nothing they can not act even their voices are done by someone else like katrina
Mubarak Moallin
Shakti kapoor he right casting is everywhere in the world the choice is yours to say no or yes
bijaye tokhai
those perverts should shag their mums and sisters.
Sofia Elena
It doesn't matter if the woman is an adult, if she is strong or intelligent, or not pressured into anything. What these men do is an abuse of power. The one with the power is always the one to blame. To have to sell your sexuality, something so intimate and sacred, to get a job you want is disgusting. It's so very sad that all people still haven't understood this.
Tanmay Mukim
Awesome editing,BBC Bollywood film produce kyon nahi karta??ab toh casting k liye Shakti bhi hai.
boe diddly
He looks like mick jagger and the beetles baby
SAGAR GUPTA
shradha kapoor ka rape ho jana chahiye...bhen ki lodi saali randi aur iska baap randwa madarchod
Rinky Sen Sharma
This is what happens when a Shakti Kapoor gets caught in India vs Harvey Winestien getting caught in Hollywood. Look at the difference!!!
Susan Blake
The Bollywood film industry should create unions or organizations if they don't already have them in order to have some kind of protection and voice against this kind of exploitation.
aan Deol
Do a sting on Modi 😝
20 20
Excellent documentary exposing the truth or India.
Freedom is my bride
Shakti just got caught there are many who have gone so far as to blackmail.
the.mizzz
sakshi desi jennifer aniston
ujjwal sharma
Why did BBC gave voice to shakti kapoor instead of the victims... ?????
Abhyuthanam
Interestingly the same shakti kapoor has a beautiful daughter who debuted in movies. I wonder how her journey would have been. ..and about Mr. Bhatt, well I have heard he is not clean either, watch his movies and you'll know.
Ocavi Cabavi
Clearly exist and almost of stars have gone it .It's the price to pay for fame . Men and women alike
teamometeamo
No wonder Priyanka Chopra got roles. Bollywood ke naam pe Dhanda karti hain saali saare Buddeh Directors se goad mein baith kay uthi hain woh!
Gopal Sharma
ye madarchod hai !
অরুণ বাঙালি হিন্দু
Almost all bollywood actresses since mid 1980s along with Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu film actresses are *sophisticated prostitutes*. They are ready to sleep with anybody just for money and fame!!!
Partha Ghosh
Women know it very well that if they can rope in any rich director in rape charges she can walk out with a fortune......
Aman Kumar
bbc always there to degrade india this is true. casting couch is all over the world
legionSpat
i knew where the bbc was going to go with this story... "casting couch experience being a proof of woman exploitation in all facets of indian society"... bravo bbc .. you are very predictable....
Venu Rao
@10:14 it looks like Daisy Shah in the back ground.
Venu Rao
Was that Daisy Shah in Ganesh Acharyas academy ?????
science struck
tanya datta is so sweet
rotaka
If u wanna get a role u gotta lie on the couch or bend down next to it. Occupational hazard. Just ask Preity, Ash, SRK, Katrina, Mallika, Esha, Ranvir, Sid M, pretty much EVERYONE unless you are coming from a family from the industry who can help you land roles or finance films.  
Salman Memehood
interviewed by BBC big black johnson
Raj Singh
Feminism finally reaches Bollywood, the oldest form of economics, you got something I want, I got something you want, or heaven forbid you can always say "NO"
Ritz Matt
Both men and women of the industry are to blame for this.. Casting couch exists cause many lewd women have used sex as a plus point over the years and made it 'norm' just to get ahead in their career.. Its no surprise that the men are demanding it now since they got it from other women.. Some lewd women do it and the rest gets caught in it.. Men are no less, all freaking despos. And its not limited to exploitation of actresses alone, even male actors go thru this issue. I personally know friends (male and female) who went thru this but were left behind since they refused.. Talent is of no value..
tintinherge77
The journalist should be ashamed too - She is laughing and giggling with BC Kapoor instead of giving him a tough time
Jayaprakash Balan
All those people who come to fore in front of the camera and say that they were never and would never be part of the casting couch are fooling the people especially the girls who leave everything and come to the industry to just get a role of a heroine. Casting couch always were and will exist in an industry especially glamour where nothing except fame and money matters. And even the most respected directors, producers and others would be involved in it. And nobody inside the industry would dare to talk about that or refute against that because the fact in India is that no rule of respectful working exists even in the eyes of law. So, its mostly about exploitation of ones poverty, passion and dream. The simple logic is that can any new comer ever dare to say no to top stars, top directors, top producers when your life and dream are itself depend on that one break. So naturally any Tom, Dick and Harry connected to film industry can easily exploit a new comer. Its another point whether that one break do really matter or make you a star or not. Even if any forum is there inside the industry, they are not powerful enough to protect the new entrants or anyone who is getting exploited.
Brandon Saha
India has become a joke lately !!
Sovan Mohanty
Shrdha lives here with Sakti ?
PRASHANTH ARTAL
who noticed Daisy Shah @ 10:15 th min
Anupama Thomas
Good to hear from Shakti Kapoor that a girl should hold her dignityandnot cooperate . The the girl- Preeti Jain , seems so well educated for those times and still she was exploited... maybe what she did was in blind love since she was promised marriage... That's why now I understand if a guy is really serious about you he will wait till marriage .. it's always in the girl's hand.. problem is we trust and get lead by emotions- which is the whole problem The world shouldn't bend us over accrording to it's ways... Careful sisters
TravelGuru Ashish
BBC you have covered C grade actors and not mainstream actors but yes agree Bollywood is most unorganised industry compared to other industry outside.
Bidit Sarkar
strongest leader of india lol xDD
Farhana Fathima
Shakthi Kapoor is sooooo ugly. Seriously how he got his daughter better looking . And how she calls him PAPA still !!!!!!!!
Abi Pat
Reporter name is Tanya Dutta...and she doesn't know what hai hai means....such a fake
RAGAS
What we witnessed was just the tip of the iceberg.It's a common and a routine affair in Bollywood and other film industries in India.Many actors lack dignity in this industry. Bollywood is full of corruption and nepotism.The worthy and the deserving is left behind to make way for their sons,daughters,nieces and nephews.People like Shakti Kapoor should be stoned publicly. Where were the feminists then ? This incident should have sparked an outrage.These so called feminists are not there when it actually needs them....They are bloody hypocrites,spineless pseudo feminists.Bollywood and other film industries are rotten to the core.In this era only the evil ,flourish and prosper.Despite all the evidence against them police and law bows to them and licks their feet.No morals and integrity whatsoever.We the people have power in our hands.Boycott the offenders movies.But guess what..this country is full of sheep and idiots.And this is the sole reason why many are elevated to the god status.
Patrick Holmes
Show this to shraddha kapoor.
Raj Srivastav
why don't they name the people so that we could stop going to the movies made by them.....
ironpyrites
Tanya Datta on the beach! She should be in movies herself. 
ravi khedar
BBC: Unlike the west...... Well, this didnt age well!!
Salman Memehood
this is the case with indian women in general, agar director nahi chodega tou actor chodega agar actor nahi chodega tou bahr rapist chodega, agar rapist nahi chodega tou husband chodega. Agar office me hai tou boss chodega, agar teacher hai tou headmaster chodega, agar farmer hai tou zamindar chodega. Agar ghar me hai tou uncle chodega, Agar virgin hai tou cousin chodega. agar haryana se hai tou poora ghar chodega. chudai chudai chudai chudai chudai.
abrar kachawa
shakti kapoor is a devil.. its like asking devil to define ethics.. all film industry is into this.. they are all far away from the morals that they portray on the screen.. stay away .. no point to make money and fame at the cost of morals.. being better from insight is much better than making money and fame at the cost of being devil..
Hitler Rage
I will be the next movie star of Bollywood ,just like Amitabh Bachchan>>>Please CALL ME
Albert Louis Lopez
the term came from where? Hollywood the casting couch. Now Bollywood wants to copy Hollywood so guess what.
ck kc
daisy shah at 10.14.....
Archeopteryx2011
Everyone knows this for years, when I was a kid and used to visit Bombay our own neighbour were involved that's only about 25 yrs ago I am sure it goes back further but is that something new? obviously not, it happens in Hollywood and it happens in Bollywood. I am more worried about how they are saying and not accepting that its not an EXPLOIT that's get me, FKN oath it is an exploit ffs wtf is wrong with Indian men. Just fkn accept it is wrong and move on, denying is bad and give majority of Indian men a bad name... Just cos someone offers them sex and stuff doesn't make it right and become general acceptance wow... Hopefully new generation will fix it, I am optimistic anyhow....
Jose Rodriguez
#MeToo
PriNcE
Stop watching these dumb movies,,find real job people
prettylyricsmarie
The casting couch is all over the world, especially in the USA. It is sad, that a person's talent (singing, dancing, and acting) does not get them ahead all the time, but their sexuality and what moral compass they are willing to give up or compromise to get fame and fortune. It is like almost selling your soul. Not all famous people sleep their way up to the top, but for many throughout time it was the way to get a break in that industry. 
desolator108
good. These kinds of things should be exposed.The only people who have a problem with this would probably be the guilty. But in the end its all a choice. Its sad that it is the way it is but none of these girls or maybe guys are being held at gunpoint to provide these favors. Its just whats more important to these people, fame and fortune or being morally sound. 
Black Mamba
Superb documentary!!! I bet Indian will fail for more 100 years if given a chance to open up such issues. Great job.
Mohan Bhargava
I hope the casting couch hits closer home for shakti Kapoor.
Mohan Bhargava
What's with the b grade actress with a fake british accent.
Jetha Lal
Interviewing mahesh butt really? He is the king of casting couch
Akshay Chaturvedi
shakti kapoor, mahesh butt pedashi madarchood