When Aradhana Sharma opened up about the casting couch incident she was told her ‘career is already over’


Though Aradhana Sharma carved a niche for herself in showbiz, she went through a nasty experience. She did open up about facing casting couch; however, she also said that opening up about it comes with many consequences.

Aradhana started her journey in entertainment world with reality shows. She then worked in the popular sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.

Talking about the nasty experience, the actress shared how a person, claiming to be casting for a film, tried to touch her at inappropriate places. Even though the incident dates back to 2017, the scars remain.

The actress said to a leading daily, “It continues to impact me, and affect me. But the reactions that I got after opening up about the incident shocked and surprised me. I was told by many people, ‘Tumhara career khatam ho sakta hai jo tumne yeh casting couch ke baare mein jo bola hai’. Someone said that my career is already over.”

She added, “I went into depression, thinking that I don’t even have a right to talk openly about something which has happened to me.” She was told, ‘Aap abhi utni badi ho nahi jo yeh sab bolo’. “I was like I know that I’m not that big but at least, I have the right to speak up for myself. Also, I shared what happened to me so that other girls don’t have to go through the same,” said the actress.

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