Vastavam web: While Hollywood is rocked by the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Irrfan Khan said things are not that different in Bollywood as he was asked to compromise in his intial days.Without taking names, the actor, 50, said he has been at the receiving end of such proposals.Irrfan said such things are tricky, especially when they come from the people one knows.
“It (invitation) has come from both, males and females.It becomes slightly weird because when people you know and respect a lot, give you such offers, you feel that the dynamics of the relationship will change. That’s the sad part.Irrfan, who has worked in major Hollywpod projects such as “Jurassic World” and “Life of Pi”, said anything that happens without mutual consent should be condemned.”You do experience these things. A person might propose ‘If you sleep with me I’ll give you work’, but you have the power to say no. Such indications are given to both men and women, but women face it more. Yes, if it is happening without consent or forcefully, then it’s extremely saddening,” he said.
“To sexually exploit someone is a disease in itself. It reflects the dynamics of our society – that it’s sexually supressed. As far as sexual exploitations go, the one who has more power, will exploit the other gender.” Exploitation is not the key factor, it’s the suppression. People should be allowed to mingle. The government or any other body is no one to pass judgements,” he added.