Bed with acting package: Malayalam actress was asked for sexual favours; read details

First Published Nov 26, 2020, 1:39 PM IST

Actress Hima Shankar Sheematty has stated that filmmakers have asked her for sexual favours, confirming that the casting couch exists in the Malayalam film industry.

<p>Malayalam actress Hima Shankar Sheematty, is known for films such as Sarvopari Palakkaran, Himalayathile Kashmalan and Aaradi.</p>

Malayalam actress Hima Shankar Sheematty, is known for films such as Sarvopari Palakkaran, Himalayathile Kashmalan and Aaradi.

<p>Earlier in an interview, she revealed that she has been promised offers if she was willing to sleep with filmmakers or casting directors.</p>

Earlier in an interview, she revealed that she has been promised offers if she was willing to sleep with filmmakers or casting directors.

<p>"When I was at the School of Drama in Thrissur, I got an offer in a film as a 'package'. I asked them to explain the package and they told me it's the 'bed with acting package'," reports quoted Hima as saying.</p>

"When I was at the School of Drama in Thrissur, I got an offer in a film as a 'package'. I asked them to explain the package and they told me it's the 'bed with acting package'," reports quoted Hima as saying.

<p>"I got three similar offers at the time and I tuned them all down. I didn't get any such "package offers" after that, may be cause they knew I am a rights activist," she added.</p>

"I got three similar offers at the time and I tuned them all down. I didn't get any such "package offers" after that, may be cause they knew I am a rights activist," she added.

<p>Hima also said that Mollywood has a patriarchal approach to issues and male chauvinism exists in the industry. "People ask women to speak up but when you do, you are ostracised," the actress pointed out.</p>

Hima also said that Mollywood has a patriarchal approach to issues and male chauvinism exists in the industry. "People ask women to speak up but when you do, you are ostracised," the actress pointed out.

<p>Earlier, actress Parvathy Thiruvoth had also said that casting couch exists in Malayalam cinema.</p>

Earlier, actress Parvathy Thiruvoth had also said that casting couch exists in Malayalam cinema.

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