Saroj Khan Casting Couch: Rape karke chhod toh nahi deti
In a bizarre statement, Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan has defended casting couch in the industry and also said that women can avoid assault if they so chose.
She was asked to give her opinion on Telugu actor Sri Reddy’s protest against casting couch at a press event, when Saroj said,’ Yeh chala aa raha hai Baba azam ke zamaane se. Har ladki ke upar koi na koi haath saaf karne ki koshish karta hai. Govt ke log bhi karte hain. Tum film industry ke peeche kyun pade ho? Woh kam se kam roti toh deti hai. Rape karke chhod toh nahi deti’
Translation – “Can I tell you one thing? This has been going on since the beginning of time. It hasn’t started now. Someone or the other tries to take advantage of every other girl. The government’s people do it too. Then why are you after the film industry? It provides livelihood at least. Does not rape and leave you. It depends on the girl, what she wants to do. If you don’t want to fall into wrong hands, you won’t. If you have art, why would you sell yourself? Don’t take the film industry’s name, it is everything for us,” Saroj Khan said.