Popular TV actor Vijayendra Kumeria not too long ago grew to become a victim of fake casting calls. He took to his Instagram account to share screenshots of the identical as a warning to each struggling and skilled actors.
Vijeyandra revealed that it was not his first such expertise. “In some cases you can figure out that it’s a fake one in the first two messages only. They don’t want to share their office address, and ask for pictures like bare body shots etc., so you get to know it’s a fake one. But this time, they had a narration, they were ready with a script, name of a production house, etc., and I made an audition video for them too, but after I sent it across they started asking me for such pictures,” he stated.
“A genuine casting director or his team will never ask you for such pictures. That guy even tried to convince me that it was a genuine one, but eventually it stopped. So a friend told me that it has happened with him and I realised these people are sending it to a lot of actors. That’s when I decided to post it on social media,” he added.
If you’re a struggling or an aspiring actor, it’s extremely straightforward to fall into their entice, so he recommended: “No casting director or his team will ask for pictures in boxers or a bare body shot. So if something like that happens, then they should realise it’s a fake call. They should immediately report that person or block him. Real casting people will never ask this on WhatsApp. So by posting it on my social media account, I wanted to let my followers know that this is happening with experienced actors too, so the ones who are struggling or aspiring should be a little alert.”
The actor, nonetheless, talked about that one must be alert as actors are being requested to ship throughout audition movies and look assessments from house.
Vijayendra revealed that after his publish, he obtained obscene and abusive messages from that quantity and added: “I have blocked his number, and I am thinking of complaining because I feel these things should be stopped. Also, I feel we are television actors and we want to make it big and do web series et cetera, so of course we get excited with such messages but the sad reality is that it’s fake.”