According to beautiful script interpreter, it’s a usual thing till today. She revealed this in an interview with PUCNH.
“Of course, I got sex-for-roles advances from producers. Even now, some producers and directors will tell you, you have to sleep with them so they can give you a lead role. I am not one to take such offers because if I have to sleep with you to get a role, that means the role isn’t meant for me.
“I am a good actress and I can deliver. Why then would I need to sleep with someone in order to get a role? If I have to compromise to get it, I don’t want it.”