Rajeev Khandelwal, film and television actor, singer and host, opened up about his casting couch experience in entertainment industry where he had to turn down a director. #MeToo movement, which rocked the country in the year 2018, encouraged several people to come forward and shared their experiences of s*xual harassment and assault. Recently Rajeev Khandelwal interacted with media and said that men, too, were at the receiving end of inappropriate advances.
Fever actor Rajeev Khandelwal revealed, “A director called me to his office to discuss the movie. Next time, he called me from his office to his room, and asked me to sit there and decided not to give me the story, instead asked me to decide whether I want to do the film based on one song. I told him that without reading the script, how can I say yes, then he lashed out at me.”
Salt Bridge actor added, “During second meeting, I found myself feeling how any female in my place would have felt. He asked me to go to his room but I refused to do so. I said that I have a girlfriend who is waiting for me so that the guy knows that I am straight. Later the director allegedly threatened to ruin my career prospects for having rejected his advances.”
Rajeev Khandelwal is currently basking in the success of his crime thriller web series, Marzi, the 6 part Voot select series also has Aahana Kumra in the lead role.
Rajeev Khandelwal is a well known face for TV lovers and his Popular TV shows are Kahiin Toh Hoga and Left Right Left . He made his big screen debut with Raj Kumar Gupta’ Aamir.