Isha Koppikar, made her Telugu debut with Akkineni Nagarjuna starrer romantic entertainer Chandralekha in 1998, in which she shared the screen space with Akkineni Nagarjuna. The actress is also the well known face for North Indian audiences as she has been the part of few Hindi movies. Her popular Bollywood movies are Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat and Qayamat. Recently during the media interaction, Isha Koppikar spoke about her journey in the film industry and its struggles. Isha Koppikar also opened up about the dark side of film Industry- the Casting Couch.
Prematho Raa fame actress Isha Koppikar has recounted a casting couch incident that she faced when she was just 15 or 16 years old. Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat actress said, “I was touched by top secretaries inappropriately, so I learned self defense.”
Company actress Isha Koppikar said, “A lot of times when I was about to get a role in the movie. But someone would call and their daughter or the starlet would get the movie.”
Isha Koppikar also talked about an incident when a superstar asked her to ‘meet him alone’ when she called him for a role in the movie. He asked her to meet him in between his dubbing. Isha Koppikara added, “The Superstar asked me who I was coming with and I told him I will be coming with my driver. He said, ‘Don’t come with anybody’. I was not 15 or 16 then. I understood everything so I told him, ‘I am not free tomorrow, so I can’t come.”
Isha Koppikar made her Bollywood debut with Fiza in which Hrithik Roshan played the lead role. She is known for Don and Kya Kool Hain Hum.
Recently, few actors Surveen Chawla and Vidya Balan had also spoken about having faced s*xual harassment in the film industry.
In Tollywood, Isha Koppikar was last seen in Keshava, which was released in 2017.