Casting couch is a term used to describe the practice of sexual

favors being demanded in exchange for roles in the film industry.  

It is a form of sexual harassment and can be very damaging to the victims. 

The casting couch is a problem in many film industries around the world, 

including Bollywood, Hollywood, and Tollywood. 

It is often difficult for aspiring actors to get ahead without having to 

succumb to the demands of casting directors or producers.