Shiv Thakare's battle with nasty casting couch experiences will make you proud of his journey

    Shiv Thakare opened up about facing terrifying casting couch experiences during his struggling years. 

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    Shiv Thakare casting couch

    Shiv Thakare is currently on a roll post his stint on Bigg Boss 16 . He might have lost the trophy to his close friend MC Stan but that is not hampering the immense love and success that he is garnering currently. But the road to his triumph was not easy as he had to face some nasty casting couch experiences. Shiv opened up about the same recently and stressed that how such incidents can be frightening for male aspiring actors too.

    Talking about the same, Shiv Thakare recalled how he was once invited to a massage centre on the pretext of giving an audition. The former Bigg Boss Marathi 2 winner said, “I once went for an audition in Aram Nagar and he took me to the bathroom and said, ‘Yaha pe massage centre hai’. I didn’t get the connection between an audition and a massage centre. He told me, ‘Ek baar aap aao yaha audition ke baad. Aap workout bhi karte ho...’ I just left the place, since he was a casting director and I didn’t want to take any pangas. I am no Salman Khan. But I realised there is no discrimination between men and women when it comes to this (casting couch).”

    Apart from this, Shiv also opened up about a woman who had called him for an audition at ‘11 pm in the night.’ He said, “There was a ma’am in Four Bungalows. She would tell me ki, ‘Maine isko banaya hai, maine usko banaya hai’. She was calling me for an audition at 11 in the night. Itna bhola toh nahi hoon main ki I won’t understand what auditions happen at night. So, I told her that I have some work and I cannot make it. To this, she said, ‘Kaam Nahi karna?’ ‘You won’t get work in the industry’ and other such things. So they would demotivate you and manipulate you. But I would never get bothered by it.”

    Shiv Thakare furthermore said that he also escaped financial fraud on the pretext of getting roles. Well, he has certainly come a long way from there and has made his fans proud. The Bigg Boss 16 sensation also released a delightful video tracing his inspirational journey on his Youtube channel. He has been reportedly roped in for a big Marathi film and will also be seen in Khatron Ke Khiladi 13.