Courtesy : NewsTrack English
Even though the shoots of multiple shows have resumed already, there are several factors that need to be addressed, and all the more, taken care of. Of course, safety and hygiene measures are paramount and unnegotiable in this case but the negotiable ones yet noteworthy ones are that of pay cuts. It is no secret that there are obviously going to be cut in every aspect and for everyone involved in a shoot but it all matters as to how much are those pay cuts in reality and how do they affect the usual living.
One of the first shoots to be resuming has been that of one of the most loved shows, Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain. In a recent interview with SpotboyE, actor Aasif Sheikh aka Vibhuti Narayan opened up on the new normal of shooting and the pay cuts being made.
He said, "For how long can one sit at home and wait? It was already more than 90 days and this is now a way of life and we have to live with it until the vaccination comes. Work is life and I think now we have to see how we can do it with lesser people, smaller units and also, by maintaining hygiene. We are performers and need a platform to perform."
On pay cuts, he said, Yes, money has been slashed not just ours but others also. Like there have been minus 20-30% and I think it's fine because it's a grave situation for everyone. If the channel will not make money, how will they give production houses? And in this lockdown, everyone has faced the financial crunch. So, we are basically giving them time to recover. Wheels have to keep moving, it should not stop. And when the overall economy will get better, we will also start getting what we deserve."
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