Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana has recently recounted a horrific casting couch experience from the early days of his career.
The actor reveals that a casting director asked him to show his tool and he politely refused the offer.
In an interview with Pinkvilla, he said, ““A casting director had told me, ‘I’ll give you the lead role if you showed me your tool.’ I told him I’m straight and I politely refused his offer.”
Ayushmann Khurrana shares his casting couch experience
He continued, “Initially, there used to be auditions where they would take your solo test. Then suddenly, the number started increasing and there would be 50 people in the same room. When I protested, they asked me to leave. So I have faced rejections.”
Ayushmann insisted that the rejection has made him more resilient. He added to the same interview,“Also, I’m well equipped to handle failure now because of the failures I saw at the very beginning of my career. Had I never witnessed the lows, I don’t think I would be able to handle it if it came now. Everything changes every Friday. I have just been lucky to have a few great Fridays in the last two-three years.”
On the work front, Ayushmann was last seen in Shubh Mangal Zyaada Saavdhan, in which he played the role of a homosexual man.