The rise of Coronavirus pandemic in India has plummeted several markets, including the film and television industry. Films have been postponed and shootings have come to an indefinite halt. As a consequence of the same, the source of income for actors, technicians, daily wage workers and others have stopped. Something very similar is the case of the cast and crew of Zee TV's Humari Bahu Silk, the ordeal of which was revealed by its lead Zaan Khan. Taking to his Instagram, Zaan lashed out tat the producers and said that various cast and crew members related to the show are suffering due to non-payment of dues, and they might resort to committing suicide if this continues.
He wrote, "This is for me, for my co actor's, my fellow technician's, my cameraman, my unit and my make up dada. I have worked with multiple productions in my career like Balaji telefilms, sphere origin, four lions, Fireworks, and many more and never have I had to deal with non payment for the entire show. This is what the harsh reality of our industry is. Producers- @devyanirale, @guptajyoti12, Sudhanshu Tripathi wake up and pay all the technicians actors. BOHOT HO GAYA AB! stop being so inhuman.”
As per Telly Chakkar, almost the entire team of Hamari Bahur Silk hasn't received their 90% payment. A source close to the show told to the portal, “While the world is in lockdown and needs money to survive, the cast and crew of Zee TV’s Hamari Bahu Silk are almost begging and pleading to the biggies for their payments to be done. They are only asking for their own money, that the producer owes them, can you understand the frustration level?"
"You have given your all to a show and for the service, you are not even paid, especially in this lockdown situation. A few character artists along with make-up personals have given up on the situation. They have been crying. It won’t be surprising if they resort to suicide as they are in a situation wherein ending their lives must seem easier than surviving and begging for their own money. Trust me, the situation is gross," added the source.
That's an extremely sad state to live in!
image source: instagram/zaan001
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