Payal- Dibakar Casting Couch Allegation- (Watch Full Video)
Payal- Dibakar Casting Couch Allegation- (Watch Full Video): Payal Rohatgi’s shocking accusations against acclaimed director Dibakar Banerjee brought to fore the ugly side of Bollywood.
The casting couch is one of the worst kept secrets of Bollywood. Though it’s rampant, few actresses speak about it. However, a few years ago controversial starlet Payal Rohatgi shocked the industry when she claimed she was propositioned by Dibakar Banerjee, the director of films like ‘Khosla Ka Ghosla’ and ‘Love Sex And Dhoka’. Payal was out to seek ‘justice’ and she revealed several sordid details about his behaviour toward her but Dibakar denied all her claims!
PAYAL’S CONTROVERSIAL ALLEGATION
Her version of the incident
Payal Rohatgi had tried to make a mark in Bollywood with films like ‘Plan’, ’36 China Town’ and ‘Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai’ but was always considered a B-grade actress. Her chance to change her fortunes came when she befriended Dibakar Banerjee who went on to become a good friend and mentor.But their relationship went kaput when Payal first spoke to Dibakar about getting a role in his Emraan Hashmi-Abhay Deol starrer ‘Shanghai’. Dibakar, a thorough professional, asked her to audition for the emotionally tough role (which later went to Kalki Koechlin). What happened later, shocked everyone.
One day Payal gave an interview claiming the director had shown up at her apartment and made an indecent proposal. According to her, Dibakar first commented on her weight gain and then asked her to lift her shirt and show him her stomach. Payal said she went public because this episode had deeply wounded her self-esteem. She allegedly told him that she was in no mood to joke but he insisted and allegedly made some lewd remarks. When she refused to comply, she claimed he removed her from the film.