Shama Sikander recalls casting couch experience when producers wanted to be ‘friends’; shares ‘I slipped into depression because of the trauma’
More on that, Shama shared that the concept has now changed and the young producers are more professional and treat everyone with respect. “I feel like the whole concept of asking for s*x in exchange for work is the lowest of the lowest,” she says.
Incidentally, Shama revealed her traumatic past while speaking exclusively to ETimes TV in a live chat at some point. She then shared how trauma in the early days of her career caused her to fall into depression. Recalling that period, Shama said: “Those days reminded me of my challenges, how hard life was back then. I wish I knew, I wish I had this wisdom at the time, I could have eased my challenges. I feel very deeply and I feel very deeply my vulnerability. I fell to my core and that’s why I fell into depression. I won’t slip in Depression if I had the wisdom I have today. At that time, I just looked at life through one perspective. We don’t have the Internet or that data. The pain I went through, I don’t want anyone to go through that pain. But all those experiences have made me who I am today.”
Shama got married this year to longtime boyfriend James Milliron in March.