Koena Mitra is one of the popular actresses and models who appears in Bollywood films. She shimmied her way into public gaze with sensuous dance numbers and glamorous roles. But for this Kolkata girl Koena, born in a conservative and religious family, the battle is far from over.
She is mostly known for her item songs and movies Musafir, Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena, Apna Sapna Money Money, Heyy Babyy. Recently Koena Mitra attended an interview and spoke about the dark side of Hindi film Industry- Casting couch. The actress shared some profound insights about her journey in the entertainment industry.
When Koena Mitra was asked, “Have you ever been a victim of the casting couch? To which the B town girl replied, “ I feel I am lucky to be launched by big actor Sanjay Dutt, and Sanjay Gupta, one of the biggest producers. I never faced any casting couch. It is because of the way I carry myself in the industry. And another reason is people think, I have an attitude problem.”
Musafir girl Koena Mitra added, “There are certain people in the film industry who offer s*x, there are instances of casting couch and it’s upto you to fall into the trap or not. I have been bullied by a lot of people and this a common practice in the industry till date. Big actors and big superstars bully you at award functions, they pull the actors down, and call it entertainment.”