Television show Hamari Bahu Silk has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons. The how has been in news for not clearing the dues of their cast and crew. From quite some days, the leading actor Zaan Khan has been vocal about the non-clearance of dues. Zaan Khan had recently put out a video where he had lashed out at the makers and shared his ordeal. After a lot of arguments, government bodies as well as associations intervened and demanded the producers' pay up immediately. Now to meet their ends meet, Hamari Bahu Silk actress Vandana Vithlani has started an alternate source of income by selling customized Rakhis online.
Speaking about the same, Vandana told TOI, “I shot from May to October 2019, but have been paid only for the month of May. My dues run into lakhs of rupees. It’s been more than a year without any payment and I have exhausted all my savings. I had bagged a role in ‘Musakaan’ in November 2019, but it shut down in two months. I was paid for that show, but how long would it last? I have now started making rakhis and selling them online to keep myself engaged and also make some money. Obviously, I am not earning much, but anything is good at this point.”
“My husband, Vipul, is a theatre artiste, and he, too, is out of work owing to the pandemic. I had auditioned for shows in January, but everything came to a standstill. Our finances have taken a hit. We also have to manage our children’s school and college fees. I am just waiting for some project to come my way.”
Earlier, sharing a video Zaan had said, “am writing this post on behalf of Humari Bahu Silk team, my unit, just to tell you all that I am tired, we are tired. This is the reality of it all, associations are trying, the ministry is trying, CINTAA is trying, producers association is trying but both the producers are just not ready to pay and blame it on each other.” (ALSO READ: Hamari Bahu Silk Non Payment Controversy: Zaan Khan Makes A Video To Share Struggle, Says 'Sooner Or Later Will Give Up On Torture')
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