Veteran choreographer Saroj Khan’s unabashed defence of the casting couch sent a shock wave on the social media. The three-time National Award winner accepted its existence only to defend it.

During a media interaction, Khan had said, “Can I tell you one thing? This has been going on since the beginning of time. It hasn’t started now. Someone or the other tries to take advantage of every other girl. Even the government (sic) does it. Then why are you after the film industry? It provides livelihood at least. No one rapes and leaves you. It depends on the girl, what she wants to do. If you don’t want to fall into the wrong hands, you won’t. If you have art, why will you sell yourself? Don’t take the film industry’s name, it is everything for us.”

Though she later apologised for her comments the harm was done. Not only the netizens of social media but many Bollywood celebs slammed the veteran choreographer for her insensitive and ignorant comments. (Also Check: Shocking: Choreographer Saroj Khan defends casting couch in Bollywood)

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Saroj Khan has choreographed most of Madhuri Dixit’s hit numbers and has also worked with Rani Mukerji, Aamir Khan, Kajol, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Raveena Tandon among others. She was also a judge on reality shows ‘Nach Baliye 5’ and ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’.

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