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Saroj Khan on Casting Couch: “At Least Provides Livelihood” The veteran Bollywood choreographer was in a spot of bother Tuesday after she defended the practice of casting couch and sexual exploitation of women actors in the film industry

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VETERAN BOLLYWOOD choreographer Saroj Khan was in a spot of bother Tuesday after she defended the practice of casting couch and sexual exploitation of women actors in the film industry.

 “Everyone tries to take advantage of women. The government does it, government officials try to do it. Why are you then targeting the film industry? It at least provides them a livelihood. It’s not as if they are raped and dumped. It is for the girl to decide if she wants to allow. If you have talent then why will you sell yourself,” Khan was seen saying in a video shown on television channels and shared on social media.

Many took to Twitter soon after to condemn her statement. This is what they said:

Saroj Khan later apologised for her comment.

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