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Kashmira supports Payal in casting couch issue

Published: Thursday, April 14, 2011, 16:01 [IST]

Actress-model Kashmira Shah came out to support Payal Rahotgi, who a few days ago accused filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee of casting couch. Kashmira feels that this issue is being dealt very lightly by all the women in the industry.

Kashmira says to PTI, "Casting couch exists as far as smaller films are concerned...B and C grade types. I feel sad for Payal because she is a talented girl who could do much better. Unfortunately with her exposing this thing, she has not got the backing that she should have got from women."

While, supporting Rohatgi, who alleged Banerjee, director of Love Sex Aur Dhoka, of taking advantage of her on the pretext of casting her in the next film, Kashmira told that she has not met Payal, but is sure that no woman will fake anything like that.

“Payal doesn't seem the kind of a person who would lie about something like this. But unfortunately our industry has seen this trend where Mamta Kulkarni came up with something like this and she got out. Nobody wanted to work with her again," added Kashmira.

However, she also confirmed that she even does not know people from the other side too, so she cannot comment, if they would have really did something like that with Payal. She signed off saying, "They say people do it for publicity...I doubt if any woman would do this. I feel sad."

After the allegations on Dibaker Banerjee, Bollywood biggies like Anurag Kashyap and Sudhir Mishra come out in defence of Dibakar.

Topics: kashmira shah, dibakar banerjee, payal rahotgi
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