SHOCKING! Makers Of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Dismiss Accusations Of Shailesh Lodha’s Unpaid Dues
The makers of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah have dismissed accusations by reports of not paying the dues of actors who left their show
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is undoubtedly one of the longest running shows on Indian television. Started in 2008, the show is currently running in its 15th year and has completed over 3600 episodes. It was being heavily reported that actor Sailesh Lodha, who has been a part of the show for more than a decade but quit due to unknown reasons, is still waiting for the makers to clear his dues alongside many other actors who left the show.
Now, the project head of the tv serial, Suhel Ramani has dismissed the claims by sharing that it is the actor who is refusing to sign the important documents and collect his pending dues. He says, “Despite repeated communication to sign All Dues document and collect his pending payment, Shailesh Lodha has refused to do it. When you leave any company or show, there is always a procedure that needs to be followed and fulfilled. Every artist, staff or technician needs to do these formalities. No company will release the payment before completing the formalities.”
The statement released by the makers further states that every company has a system in place and everyone has to follow a protocol to receive their full and final payment. A source close to the projects says, “Sometimes disgruntled people do try to spread misleading information. Falsely maligning a company on incomplete information is improper and unethical.” ALSO READ: Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’s Shailesh Lodha’s Payment From Over A Year Is Not CLEARED By Makers After Neha Mehta’s 40 Lakhs, Tapu’s Uncleared Dues-Report
The source further adds, “Shailesh Lodha and other actors have been like an extended family of the production house. We have maintained a dignified silence on exits and cause of the exits due to respect to the person concerned. It is very sad and painful when an artist behaves in this manner. To forget the relationship and popularity which they received from the show is unethical. Payment is not an issue. He will get his dues but he needs to do closure and sign the papers.”
For the unversed, it was being reported that the actor who played the titular role in the show has been waiting for over a year for the makers to clear his dues. The money is said to be a six-figure amount. It’s also being said the the creator and producer of the show Asit Kumarr Modi has not been paying any heed to the actors’ who have been complaining about their impending dues.
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