- Saroj Khan apologised for her statement but the damage was done
- "I lost respect for you Saroj ma'am," said Telugu actress Sri Reddy
- A section of the Internet sided with Saroj Khan
I lost respect for you Saroj ma'am. Being an elder you should give a good path to young actresses. It is giving a wrong indication that you have to be a slave to producers: Sri Reddy (actress who alleged that women are sexual exploited by producers) on Saroj Khan's remark. pic.twitter.com/I9TWmLahrX— ANI (@ANI) April 24, 2018
Can't begin to think what thousands of girls go through in the hope that their "dreams" will come true! Nobody wants to sleep with someone for work. But they are made to feel it's the only way & "acceptable". And for those who don't, it's a tough road! This has to stop! #TimesUp— Sophie Choudry (@Sophie_Choudry) April 24, 2018
Here's what Saroj Khan told reporters on Tuesday:
Saroj Khan's defence of the casting couch infuriated Twitter as well. "Who gave her the right to speak anything unjust and shameless like this?," read one angry tweet. Another incensed Twitter user tweeted: "What's wrong with this woman, has she lost it completely. How can she defend casting couch! It's akin to defending rape!"
What the hell! What's wrong with this Woman, has she lost it completely! How can she defend Casting couch! It's akin to defending rape!— Sanjay Bajla (@sanjay_bajla) April 24, 2018
It is a reality of Bollywood ..90% actresses r Victim of Casting couch type physical sexual harassment— Abhishek Anand (@I_am___Abhishek) April 24, 2018
sex for movies is a casual culture.. It has been revealed by Top actresses in past & present & now #sarojkhan statement is mirror of Dark side of Bollywood hw women r treated
Inka matlab hai ki main jisko kaam du usko pehle do kode maaru aur fir do roti de du to main mahaan hu ? pic.twitter.com/9dbX9Z4f5k— Anchal Ghai (@ghai_anchal) April 24, 2018
It gives work? What's wrong with you lady?— Ramona (@JigglyToes) April 24, 2018
Just because u give someone earning to live doesn't justify the act..— SHAIL YADAV (@yshubham461) April 24, 2018
CRIME being crime needs to be voiced against and proper actions should be taken..
MAM plz don't give lame excuses regarding such a crime#Intellectuals
#SarojKhan what she reaveled is known to all. Open secret.— indian@guwahati (@rajeshjainguwah) April 24, 2018
#SarojKhan told the truth about the #culture of #Bollywood. Media and #feminist berserk. How can she say this? Buzzos she is saying this because it is happening out there. She is crude & unapologetic about it but Truth Bites very hard. That's the culture.— Abhinav Kr Rai (@videathink) April 24, 2018
Saroj Khan is a three-time National Award winning choreographer. She choreographed most of Madhuri Dixit's hit numbers (Ek Do Teen, Dhak Dhak Karne Laga, Choli ke Peeche and Tamma Tamma Loge) in the Nineties. She has also worked with Rani Mukerji, Aamir Khan, Kajol, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Raveena Tandon among others.
Saroj Khan was also the judge of reality shows Nahc Baliye 5 and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa
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