Shot in the dark: Director asks aspiring actresses to send bold pictures
This director, who is known to make masala films, had recently roped in a casting agency to find a fresh face for his next project. Of the several pictures of aspiring actresses he had received, he zeroed in on two girls.
Since the filmmaker was shooting down South, he could not meet the aspirants right away and took down their contact details to speak to them over phone. A source says the director called up the girls and asked them to send their bold pictures. When he tried having an "uncomfortable" chat with one of them, the girl complained to the casting agent about the director’s insolence.
The source adds, "When the agent confronted him about the calls, he defended himself saying he just wanted an idea of how the girl would look in a bikini. He also decided not to respond to calls and messages from the casting agency anymore."