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TV Actor Akhlaque Khan Speaks On His Non-Payment By Balaji Telefilms Post- EXCLUSIVE

Akhlaque Khan put out a post on social media, claiming that Balaji Telefilms did not pay him for his 3-day shoot, much earlier in his career. We spoke to him in detail about the matter

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TV Actor Akhlaque Khan Speaks On His Non-Payment By Balaji Telefilms Post- EXCLUSIVE
Past a few months, a lot of actors have come out to share their experience of not receiving payments for their work. Among them is Akhlaque Khan whom we have seen in shows like Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha Season 2, Na Aana Is Desh Lado and Jaane Kya Hoga Aage.

The actor took to his Facebook page to reveal how he had to struggle for his 3-day shoot payment from Balaji and finally had to give up.

Talking to us exclusively, Akhlaque said, "With my post I am not trying to defame anyone. I just shared an incident that happened with me and kept happening with the actors. So, around 15 years back, I used to be a per-day artist and in Balaji I have done many shows where I played manager, doctor and what not. But at that time for surviving, the money used to be enough. And one day when they said that we are taking you for a supernatural show called Karmic Connection starring Shabir Ahluwalia and you will play his younger brother which will be a kind of parallel lead, I got extremely excited. I felt after so much struggle I finally have something in my hand now. I remember we shot for 3 days one day at Klick Nixon (Andheri) then Filmcity (Goregaon) but unfortunately that show didn't go on-air due to which I didn't get my payment also.

The amount was not huge, probably 10-12k but for that also I had to struggle so much. I went to their office account department so many times but they kept giving me new dates and then I got fed up and left the money. That time I was really sad because the show got scrapped and then I didn't receive my money also.

My motive to post this now is just to share how actors have to struggle for their own money. A lot of people on my post have shared their experiences now. In this pandemic, actors are struggling and I saw many coming out in the open to discuss it. Actors just don't deal with this but also with the 90 days payment rule. If show doesn't work well and goes off air producers ask them to cut down the percentage and take a settlement amount. A lot of people are calling me to say that Balaji is good at all this and they clear dues on time. But after that show I never got a chance to work with them so how would I know?"

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