Bollywood actor Prachi Desai has said that she was replaced in films because she did not agree to enact certain scenes. Prachi said that none of the filmmakers had the ‘decency’ to inform her about throwing her out.
In an exclusive interview with Bollywood Bubble, Prachi said, “In the film business, people want you to be what only a certain man wants you to be. You are always looked at from a male gaze. And I was always told like, ‘You are not hot enough. You need to be hot. You are too young too cute. I think you need to do a sexy shoot. All you need to do a sexy song’. And I didn’t understand that. I was like, ‘But for who should I do these sexy shoots. For who should I do these sexy songs.’ Don’t you see what I am doing in my films? That I can act.”
Prachi, during her interview, also revealed that she and her manager sometimes got to know that she was replaced in a film through a third person’s social media post.
“And then we confronted the filmmaker and said that ‘You know in the next six days we were supposed to start shooting for you. And we have been told that ‘you are not okay doing a certain song or a certain scene we had to replace you’. Now we are looking to make the role far sexier or raunchier. So yeah that has happened in the past. It again happened a couple of months ago. So it’s nothing new to me and I feel like a lot of people will sadly go through as I said it’s not just a thing of the past and I experienced it recently as well,” Prachi added.
Prachi emphasises that the filmmakers would never call to inform her that she has been replaced. “Waise toh bade mard bante hain (They say they’re honourable men) but when it comes to working they are not even man enough to send you a text or a call,” she said.