Isha Koppikar had made her Bollywood debut with 1998 film Ek Tha Dil Ek Thi Dhadkan and then went on to feature in films like Fiza, Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat, Company, Kaante, Pinjar and Dil Ka Rishta. Now, the actress opened up on her casting couch experience. The Kyaa Kool Hai Hum actress also revealed that she was thrown out of the film due to it.
In an interview with Bombay Times, the actress recalled an incident and said: “In mid-2000, I was called by a renowned producer who said that you have to be in the good books of the hero. I didn’t know what he meant. So, I called up the hero, who asked me to meet him alone. At that point, he was being accused of infidelity, so he asked me to visit him minus my staff. I called the producer and told him that I am here due to my talent and looks and if that can get me good work, then it’s good enough. I was thrown out of the film.”
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Further, she also revealed that she did small roles in the initial years of her career in the movies. “I had to settle for smaller roles after being promised big parts in films. So, while the filmmakers got a good deal, I got a raw one. It all boils down to bad management and trusting the wrong people. The only film that I got critical praise for was D, in which I was seen in a small part.”
Meanwhile, on the work front, Isha was last seen in the 2021 Tamil language film, Ayalaan which also starred Sivakarthikeyan, Rakul Preet Singh and Sharad Kelkar.