Kishwer Merchant shared her experience of ‘casting couch’ in the industry. Read on.
Actor Kishwer Merchant is currently in the best phase of her life as she is ready to embrace motherhood for the first time. The Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani actor announced she was expecting her first child with husband Suyyash Rai via an adorable post on social media. Needless to mention, the mom-to-be is enjoying every bit of her pregnancy phase and sometimes shares her videos and pictures on her Instagram. Kishwer is additionally known for making some candid confessions.
She has never shies far from expressing herself, be talking about her acting journey or even sharing her couch experience. Kishwer Merchant, while in a conversation with a leading daily shared her experience of ‘casting couch’. Though she refused to reveal the name of the actor or producer, she disclosed that they were ‘very big names’. Kishwer told Times Of India, ““It happened with me when I had gone for a meeting- but just once. My mother was accompanying me. i was told that I’ll have to sleep with the hero. I politely turned down the offer and we left. i would not say ki ye bahut hota hai (I wouldn’t say that it happens a lot) or it is a normal thing.”
“Industry badnaam hai lekin har industry mein ye cheez hoti hai (The industry is infamous for this but it happens in every industry),” she added. On being asked if the hero and the producer were very big names, she replied, “Yes, very big names.”
When asked if the experience affected her in any way, Kishwer said no as she was very focused at work, adding she was more inclined towards the TV. She also stated that she is extremely happy with the way her career shaped up.
On a related note, Kishwer announced her pregnancy with an adorable social media post where Suyyash can be seen on his knees cradling Kishwer’s baby bump by the ocean.
While sharing the image, Kishwer wrote, “You can now stop asking “when are you guys gonna have a baby” Coming Soon .. #august2021 #sukishkababy Clicked by the most talented @pryanca_t ”
Kishwer also revealed her due month during this post. The couple is set to welcome their little bundle of joy in August 2021.
Kishwer and Suyyash met on the sets of a well-liked television program back in the year 2011. However, they made their relationship public once they came together on the popular reality show ‘Bigg Boss’. The couple got married in the year 2016.