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07-01-2014, 06:38 PM #1
Crisis on the sets of Zee TV's Qubool Hai over issue of non-payment of dues
Zee TV’s Qubool Hai (4 Lions Films) was once upon a show touted to be a game changer in terms of its unique content and characterization. However, we can now say that the show is past its prime, as there have been a lot many developments of late that have changed the fate of the soap.
Karan Singh Grover’s exit was taken care of to some extent with the introduction of the popular actor Raqesh Vashist. He did a commendable job in taking Qubool Hai further. However, the generation leap did come in as a stunner to the future of the show, as well as to the audience.
With a brand new cast getting introduced with the exception of Surbhi Jyoti, Amrapali Gupta and Shalini Khanna, it was a new start for Qubool Hai. Karnvir Bohra as the elegant Aahil has indeed won over audiences, but there seems to be a major problem in the camp out there.
As per reliable sources, there is a huge payment issue that has rocked the company. And many cast and crew members from their ongoing show Qubool Hai have not been paid for the last few months.
Yes, and this buzz was confirmed when an actor from the show on terms of anonymity shared grievances with us saying, “Yes, it is true that we have not been paid for our work. Nobody works for free, and we are really waiting for our dues to get cleared.”
On digging in a bit more, we got to know that there are few actors who have not been paid from December 2013. Also, few people in the crew and company have not been paid for the past three months or so.
However, when we contacted the protagonist on the show, Karanvir Bohra, he said, “This news is completely untrue. Do you think I will continue to work if I am not paid? I get my payments on time, and there is no issue at all.”
We tried to buzz Surbhi, who has been in the show from its inception, but she could not be reached.
Our efforts to reach Producer Gul Khan proved futile.
As reported by us, 4 Lions Films is planning a show on Sony Pal at the moment, for which they have almost finalized popular actor Harshad Chopda. But here too, it is the budget that has apparently stagnated the talk between the actor and the producer.
A source states, “Harshad will most probably not be in, as his monetary demand is quite high. The maker might be now looking for other options to play the lead in the love story with a Muslim backdrop for Sony Pal.”
We will keep a tab on newer developments here.