Success seems to have gone to television actors Divyanka Tripathi and Sharad Malhotraâ€™s heads. These lead actors of Zee TVâ€™s Banno Main Teri Dulhann are giving a tough time to their production house, Shakuntala Films. Remarks an insider from the unit, â€œDivyanka and Sharad have stopped eating unit food, claiming itâ€™s unhygienic and not tasty. Instead, they order food from well-known food outlets and run up to huge bills every day, which they ask the production guys to cough up.â€The food bill is said to have amounted to Rs 1400 for each person on a daily basis. The producer rushed to the channel to inform about the kharcha, conveying that he couldnâ€™t afford to pay so much money.
When contacted, Pearl Shahi (Zee TVâ€™s Creative Head) confirmed the story. She said, â€œThe story is true. The Dulhann producer brought this to our notice. We had told him to give a special allowance to these two actors and they were both allotted Rs 250 per day.
But things donâ€™t seem to have still improved. Now, I hear they are asking for the allowance to be raised to Rs 350 per day.â€
However, the problem doesnâ€™t end there.
Divyanka and Sharad are apparently throwing tantrums to shoot scenes where they are not facing the camera and have asked for a body double to shoot for the same.
Pearl confirms the news again and says, â€œYes. They seem to be devoting a lot of time to their catalogue shoots, forgetting that they are what they are only because of Dulhann. Moreover, how can you refuse to shoot for a particular scene if you are present on the set?â€
Divyanka and Sharad remained unavailable for comment.
What do they plan to do now? Pearl replied, â€œLetâ€™s see what should be done. Right now, we are coming up with a great track with actors who are as big stars as Divyanka and Sharad.â€Now, is that a warning?
Report By:Vickey Lalwani