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Saroj Khan's Casting Couch Controversy: Parliament Not Immune To It, Says Renuka Chowdhary

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| April 24 , 2018 , 17:31 IST

After being widely criticised by the internet users and celebrities for justifying casting couch, Saroj Khan might have issued an apology regretting her statement but the issue is far from being over. Congress leader Renuka Chowdhary has now reacted to the controversy.

The former union minister, whose term in Parliament ended just a month back stated that neither the parliament or workplaces are immune to the grim reality of casting couch while confirming that not just film industry but the exchange of sexual favours for work happens everywhere.

"It is not just in the film industry. It happens everywhere and it is the bitter truth. Don't imagine that parliament is immune or other workplaces are immune to it. It is time that India stood up and said 'Me Too'," said Renuka Chowdhary.

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Women in grand numbers have come forward in the recent time to uncover the true faces of sexual predators lurking in their workplaces, always looking for opportunities to take advantage of young females in their vulnerable states by tweeting their experiences under the 'Me Too' movement.

Veteran choreographer Saroj Khan shook the entire nation by storm when she justified the cruel practice of casting couch in the film industry as a "consensual" act which the ambitious females agree for landing themselves a launching pad.

Telugu actress Sri Reddy who recently made headlines for strip protesting in public against the evil of casting couch prevailing in Tollywood stated that she has "lost respect" for Saroj Khan after her statement whereas Sophie Choudry and Shruti Seth also condemned her words.