Almost every second person who seeks to earn a name for himself in the industry has been subjected to such evils. It has become quite a culture for the unjust utilization of power by superiors, and the entertainment world has had its share of problems. Coming to Bollywood, it is unquestionably not a safe place to be. It's plagued with various ills - regardless of whether it's sexism, casting couch or constant harassing. Elli AvrRam is an actress of Swedish-Greek origin too decided to try her luck in Bollywood, also experienced a similar incident in life.
"I was told I needed to lose weight. They said I'm short and I was told about my forehead and my teeth. One girl who was connected to Bollywood told me, 'Oh, but sweetheart, you can never become an actress because you're too short. I choose not to listen to that. Within two months of me being in India, I felt I don't have it. Some felt I looked old like an aunty because of my long hair." she added.
It wasn't the end; she further mentioned that she had come across casting couch once again. She expresses, "I had gone for a few meetings. I met these two directors who especially shook my hand and scratched it with one of the fingers. After that one meeting, I asked my friend about it. He was shocked and said, "Oh, no, did he do that? Do you know what that means?' I didn't know, and he told me that he wanted to sleep with me."
Even though she featured in Mickey Virus opposite Manish Paul and a Bigg Boss season, things didn't exactly turn out as she would have expected. She included that she's also suffered harsh sexism in the business."It's been tough. I remember this very big movie where they wanted to have me and I was so excited to have that movie. Suddenly, the actor had problem and that's why the producer took a call and replaced me. That would have been it but it's been hard times."