Ileana D’Cruz On Casting Couch: “I do agree that if one speaks out about the casting couch, it will end their career.”

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In recent times we have seen many celebrities from Hollywood and Bollywood have spoken about casting couch.  The whole entertainment was shocked when the news of alleged sexual assault by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein came into limelight. The recent celebrity to join this discussion is Ileana D’Cruz who opened up why many actors have chosen not to maintain their silence.

lleana D’Cruz who is neck deep into the promotion of her upcoming movie ‘Raid’ and is paired opposite Ajay Devgn. The movie is based on the most high-profile and well-crafted Income Tax raids of the country, ‘Raid’ explores the struggle an upright Income Tax Officer has to go through to conduct a raid on one of the wealthy individual in Uttar Pradesh.

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if one speaks out about the casting couch, it will end their career.” Recalling an incident, “Years ago, a junior artiste down South, who was being propositioned by a big producer, sought my advice on how to deal with it. I told her that it’s something that I couldn’t decide for her. It is her decision and that nobody could force it on her. Many people have done it and it’s up to her whether she wants to go ahead and do it or not. As far as exploitation and harassment is concerned, I wouldn’t stand for it.”

She also added that,  “Actors in this country are worshiped. So it will take many voices for people to acknowledge that huge stars could have such an ugly side. I can’t watch Kevin Spacey’s show anymore, though I have loved it earlier because he has been accused of harassment. It disgusts me as a person.”

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The actress has been in a long term and steady relationship with boyfriend Andrew Kneebone. During the media interaction was asked if there is any truth in the nes of her marriage with Andrew and was quoted saying that