Humari Bahu Silk actors upset over non payment of dues by the makers
TV actress Chahat Pandey, known for show Humari Bahu Silk has denied the reports of contemplating suicide due to non-payment of dues by the producers of the show.
The show aired on Zee TV last year and was pulled off air in just five months. The lead actor of the show Zaan Khan, had recently revealed on social media that the cast and crew of the show had not been paid till now, even though the show went off air months back. Due to their desperate situation, they have been making threats of attempting suicide.
In an interview with a leading daily, Zaan shared ““Chahat had actually attempted to commit suicide, but it was her mother who came to her rescue. Her mother stopped her from taking the drastic step. She has struggled a lot to be an actress, this money means a lot to her. It is the first time that she has earned such a big amount, but to her sheer bad luck, she is deprived of this also. She is the sole earning member in her family, her father is no more, and she has two small brothers and a mother to look after.”
Zaan also shared that he has received numerous calls from the crew, seeking help.
Now, Chahat had clarified that her mother’s words caused confusion and she never though of attempting suicide due to this ongoing tensions.
She said “Actually, one day my mother was very angry and we were having a discussion in a group call about this issue. And she just said, ‘Agar meri beti ne kuch ulta seedha kar liya toh kaun zimedar hoga (Who would be responsible if my daughter took any drastic step?). I think that must have led to the confusion. But ab paani sar ke uppar se jaa chuka hai, sab ki haalat kharab hai. Main nahi chahti koi bhi aaisa galat kadam uthaaye (But water has now gone over the head. I don’t want anyone to take a wrong step).”
However, the cast and the crew of the show continue still continue to suffer, especially during the ongoing lockdown on account of coronavirus outbreak that has left many TV actors and technicians out of work! As per reports, there seems to be dispute with the production house and the channel about the non-payment of dues.
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