Kashmera defends Payal in casting couch issue
Mumbai: Bollywood actress-model Kashmera Shah has come out in support of Payal Rohatgi after she accused noted filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee of casting couch and feels that not much women are backing this issue.
"Casting couch exists as far as smaller films are concerned...B and C grade types. I feel sad for Payal because she is a talented girl who could do much better. Unfortunately
with her exposing this thing, she has not got the backing that she should have got from women," Kashmera told reporters.
Rohatgi has levelled allegations on the talented director of `Love Sex Aur Dhokha` of taking advantage of her on the pretext of casting her in his next film.
"I didn`t meet or had a word with Payal. But Payal doesn`t seem the kind of a person who would lie about something like this. But unfortunately our industry has seen this trend where Mamta Kulkarni came up with something like this and she got out. Nobody wanted to work with her again," Kashmera said.
"But the way she (Payal) has said or the way she has put it...unfortunately I don`t know the people she has dragged in. So I don`t know if they are those kind of people. I don`t
know why Payal would do this...she should have just said a No and moved on and not met the person again," she said.
All these allegations have led to a war of words with other filmmakers like Anurag Kashyap and Sudhir Mishra coming in defense of Dibakar.
"They say people do it for publicity...I doubt if any women would do this. I feel sad," Kashmera said.