The Indian television industry got affected in a very bad manner due to the coronavirus pandemic as the shootings came to a halt and everyone was forced to remain inside their houses due to the lockdown imposed by the government.
Vandana Vithlani, the popular TV actress who has worked in very famous TV shows such as Saath Nibhaana Saathiya, Hamari Bahu Silk, etc. is also going through a quite tough phase and her condition is pathetic as her savings have finished and she is surviving by making rakhis and selling them online.
Vandana Vithlani was seen in serial Hamari Bahu Silk and her remuneration of many months for the serial has been unpaid. She worked in the show from May till Oct 2019 and as per her, she was paid only for May and is still waiting for the producers to make her payment. She also worked in serial Muskaan in November 2019 but that show went off-air in just 2 months. Vandana says that she was paid for Muskaan but that money has also been spent during COVID-19.
Recently, a video of Vandana has been going viral in which she is seen speaking about the problems faced by her, other actors and other members of the unit because the producers of Hamari Bahu Silk are not making payments.
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I am writing this post on behalf of humari bahu silk team, my unit, just to tell you all that i am tired, we are tired. This is the reality of it all, association's are trying, the ministry is trying, cintaa is trying, producers association is trying but both the producers are just not ready to pay and blame it on each other. My dress dada, my make up dada, my co actor's, me, we are all in a really bad state, little did i know that it would be this hard and torturous to get ones own hard earned money. We have nothing else to say or to write, sooner or later one of us will give up to this torture, and then others will follow, because honestly that seems more easy then to get our money out from the producer's. I hope and wish that none of you reading this has to ever, ever go through this sort of a torture, it breaks you, completely. You start doubting yourself about where you went wrong. @chahatpandey_official @vandhanaa_vittlanee @kirtichoudhary04 @iamsokaran @nehaalnjoys @reevachaudary @indiaforums @aajtak @tellymasala @tellychakkar @sbsabpnews @hindustantimes @bombaytimes @pinkvilla @pinkvillatelly @spotboye_in @abpnewstv @zeetv @zeenews @cintaaofficial @jd_majethia #I&Bministry @adityathackeray @uddhavthackeray @prakash.javadekarofficial @mumbaipolice #stillnotpaid
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Vandana talked to a leading daily and said that presently she is keeping herself busy by making rakhis and selling them online. She added that though she is not earning much by selling rakhis, something is better than nothing. Vandana’s husband is a theatre artist who has no work at the moment on account of the coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier the lead actor of Hamari Bahu Silk, Zaan Khan protested along with other actors and crew members in front of the building in which the producer lives and demanded their payments which have been overdue for a long time now. It has also been heard that Zaan Khan sold fruits in order to earn livelihood.
This is really pathetic and the authorities should look into this matter now!