‘They wanted to see my cleavage, thighs’: Surveen Chawla | She says national award winning director wanted to see every inch of my body


The Hush Post | 6:23 pm | One-minute read |

Of late many Bollywood actresses have come forward and shared their bitter experiences of sexual harassment in the industry. The latest to join them is Surveen Chawla. The much talented actress has revealed that she too had to face the casting couch at the hands of directors.

Surveen Chawla is an established actress today but she has had her share of struggles in the tinsel town. In an interview to pinkvilla.com, the Sacred Games star revealed that she had to face the casting couch not once or twice but five times in her filmy career – thrice down South and twice here in Bollywood.

“A director wanted to see how my cleavage looked. Another director wanted to see how my thighs looked,” Surveen recollected her ordeals.

Surveen started her acting career with television and then gradually moved onto movies. But despite being famous, she had to battle severe criticism.

The Hate Story 2 actress also revealed that there was a time when she was called overweight. “I went to give this audition and the person told me, ‘You are overweight’. I was just 56 kilos and I thought the person needed glasses, ” said Surveen.

Some even called her an ‘over exposed’ TV actress.  “Yes, there was a time when people told me you are over exposed because of television. For sometime, I tried to hide it from producers and tell them I did TV only for a year but I realised later that ‘Why am I doing this?’ Isn’t it going to be easier for a team to get someone who already knows how to do their lines?,” she concluded.


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