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Aditi Rao Hydari talks about casting couch in B-town

'It’s about power play in the industry, and you should nip it in the bud,' said the actor.

New Delhi: Aditi Rao Hydari, 31, who is gradually making her presence felt in the film industry with projects like Padmaavat, Bhoomi and Kaatru Veliyidai, talked about how her success came at a price. She said that she had to face casting couch and when she spoke against it, she was unemployed for months.

Sunday Guardian, reported how Aditi has been in difficult situations but she came out of them. She said, “I did lose work and I cried about it. I didn’t regret it but I cried about it because I felt so upset that this was true and this is how girls are treated. I was like, how dare someone speak to me like that! For about eight months [after the incident] I didn’t get work, but I feel that decision made me stronger in my intention about the kind of work I wanted to do.”

Pointing out the ‘misuse of power’, she said that ‘girls need to empower themselves’. The Wazir actor said, “It’s about power play in the industry, and you should nip it in the bud. What is the fear? That you won’t get work? If you are talented, the right people will call you.”

She started her acting career with the Malayalam film Prajapathi, and was last seen in Sudhir Mishra’s Daas Dev.

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