Minissha Lamba, the actress, made her Bollywood debut with Yahaan in 2005. She went on to work on many other projects such as Corporate, Bachna Ae Haseeno and Bheja Fry 2. Recently, she spoke out about her experiences with the widespread problem of sexual coercion within the film industry. Also known as the casting couch. She has been on the “casting couch” several times and shared the precautions she took to avoid untoward advances.
Minissha stated that she was approached by people to meet for dinner to discuss possible films, but instead decided to set up a meeting at the office. Minissha even revealed how she was ghosted for refusing to give in and that she lost her works.
In a recent interview, she revealed that “I think in any industry where there are men, a lot of men are going to try. This industry is not any different. I definitely have faced things like the person not confirming for the film and saying, ‘Why don’t you meet for dinner? Let’s talk.’ And I am like, ‘No, why don’t we meet in the office? I don’t know about dinner but I am definitely free, we can set up a time and meet in the office tomorrow if you want to discuss further.’ I have handled it like that. It has not happened much to me to my face. But whenever it has happened, I have handled it in a way where I have pretended not to understand what you are saying.
She answered positively when asked if she regretted that the projects had fallen through saying, “Yes, one or two times, it happened.”
Minissha was also asked if her reservations were about dating actors. Minissha said that she would never want to date actors and not just actors. Because there is so much temptation. She also added, “don’t want to say anything because there are a lot of people who are dating actors and it is not right to make a statement that will hurt somebody. But this was a decision that I took for myself and I would rather not. Because relationships, I feel, already are so difficult.”
Minissha answered the question, “In one relationship which I had with an actor, yes. But I think only because the personality of the person was such that they were a big flirt.”
She also said that she is currently dating someone, but would prefer to keep the relationship private for now. Minissha will next appear in Kutub Minar, which also stars Karanvir Bohra & Sanjay Mishra.