One of the biggest problems we have heard in the world of television is that fees are not settled on time. Whether they are actors, directors or technicians; many have approached legal bodies, including CINTAA (Film and Television Artists Association), to investigate and assist them. The latest news-making program for it is Dastaan-E-Mohabbat Salim Anarkali.
According to the cast, they have yet to receive payment for the show that went off the air in 2019. Read on to find out how much of their amounts are still pending with the production house, what they have to say about it, and what the producer says. has to say too.
As reported by Times Of India, after waiting more than two and a half years, Dastaan-E-Mohabbat actors Salim Anarkali are now speaking out against the production company for not paying their fees. The program that launched in October 2018 concluded in just three months; however, the actors say they must be paid their compensation because they worked on the show for almost six months.
Sonarika Bhadoria, the actress who played Anarkali in Dastaan-E-Mohabbat Salim Anarkali, told the portal: “I was owed 80 lakhs, but so far I have only been paid 7 to 8 lakhs. I have taken the legal route and I hope to get what is owed to me. “
Sonarika Bhadoria is not the only cast member waiting for her payments. The other cast members, including Shahbaz Khan, Gurdip Punjj, Tassnim Sheikh, and Anand Goradia, are also waiting for their dues. While Shahbaz, Tassnim and Gurdip have more than 10 lakhs outstanding, the site reported that Anand’s outstanding dues are around five to six thousand rupees. The portal also reported that these actors from the cast of Dastaan-E-Mohabbat Salim Anarkali kept calling the producer, Anirudh Pathak, but he did not respond. Now they have approached CINTAA to investigate the matter.
Speaking on the subject, Shahbaz Khan, who played Akbar, said: “We had started filming long before the launch of the show. It’s our hard-earned money and we should get it. Every time we try to communicate with the producer, he does not respond. We are all going through difficult times, some of us sitting at home without work during the pandemic. Personally, I feel that this exploitation must end ”.
The portal quoted Tassnim Sheikh as saying: “I feel cheated. I played my role with all diligence; I was wearing a 25 kg lehenga with jewels and I suffered so much weight on my body not to receive my money! It’s sad that we have to keep contacting the production house and ask for our money. “Gurdip Punjj reflects the same thoughts as her Dastaan-E-Mohabbat co-stars Salim Anarkali. She says,” I had kept quiet about this, but now I feel like it’s time to talk. There is just no response to my messages. They say the show went over budget, but then the producer should have figured it out. You can’t stop paying your actors for that! “
Anand Goradia says that he has personally been through difficult times and that the money would have helped him. He says: “My mother passed away a few months ago. When she was hospitalized, she needed money for her treatment. I kept contacting the production house at the time in hopes of collecting my fees, but got no response. I hope they understand the seriousness of the situation and release our quotas now. “
When asked about the dues still to be paid to the cast of Dastaan-E-Mohabbat Salim Anarkali, the show’s producer Anirudh Pathak said: “Salim Anarkali was abruptly taken off the air in three months. We incur great losses. After that, the pandemic struck. I have not refused to pay, but due to the losses I suffered, I had to close my own production house. Now, I’m trying to earn myself as a writer and pay everyone. It will take time. “
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