Pulkit Samrat, who is best remembered for his role as Lakshya in Kyunkii Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, is tired of the legal battle that he has been fighting with Balaji Telefilms, and mentor Ekta Kapoor. The actor, who came from Delhi to become an actor in 2006, wants to amicably resolve differences with the production house. He has already communicated his good intentions to Ekta, however, she is not in a mood to forgive and forget yet. A source close to Pulkit reveals, “Yes, he wants to meet Ekta and sort things out, as the court proceedings have taken a toll on his work and family life. He has asked a few of his actor friends working for Balaji to help him get an appointment with Ekta Kapoor.”
After the actor dragged Balaji Telfilms to the Bombay High Court for non-payment of dues and preventing him from seeking work outside Balaji, the production house filed a complaint against the actor at the Metropolitan Magistrate Court for making demands tantamount to extortion, following which a FIR was lodged at the Aarey Police Station (Goregaon) and the court ordered an investigation.
Admitting that he has been trying to reach his mentor, he says: “I’m always open for an amicable settlement with Ekta. Lifeâ€™s anyway too short to hate someone. She has been a mentor and I would really love to see the same relation between us again.”
However, Ekta has rarely made exceptions for actors who have left the production house on a bitter note. In an earlier interview to Mumbai Mirror, the soap queen had said, “Itâ€™s their loss if they donâ€™t understand the power of Balaji Telefilms. Some of them part amicably while some insist on making an ugly situation. Balajiâ€™s doors are closed for those who prefer to leave on a bad note.â€
Nausheen Ali Sardar, who had opted out of Kkusum as she refused to age on the show, is perhaps the only exception. She was recently seen making a grand entry on a special episode of Kuch Is Tarah. But Pulkit is optimistic about holding talks and starting afresh with the production house. â€œThe future is very unpredictable. I just do my best for the day and move ahead,â€ adds Pulkit.
We sent a text message to Ekta Kapoor but she was not available for comment.
Report By:Sandipan Dalal