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Rohatgi 'in casting couch situation'

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Payal Rohatgi has said that director Dibakar Banerjee attempted to sexually harass her during a recent meeting to discuss a film role.

The 36 China Town star made the casting couch claims against the LSD filmmaker to the Times of India.

"When he came, he commented that I had put on weight. I was puzzled. He then asked me to lift my shirt and show him my stomach. I got p*ssed-off. I told him not joke around as I was feeling low," said the former beauty pageant winner.

The star of Corporate stated that after rejecting Banerjee's advances she was rejected for a role in his new film Shanghai.

"After the positive feedback on the day of the audition, I was surprised when the casting director told me that Dibakar and the core crew preferred another girl... No revertal, no reply, nothing from this man who would call me at least 20 times a month."

Rohatgi recently appeared as a guest on Zor Ka Jhatka hosted by Shah Rukh Khan.

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