Pulkit Samrat who had a major show down with his ex–mentor Ekta Kapoor is an angry man. He blames Balaji for a recent article where it was alleged that he had approached Ekta for settlement. "This is a complete hogwash as I have been away from Mumbai for the past many days, hence there is no chance for me to have even visited the Balaji office".
Pulkit goes on, "The production house is purposely floating these kind of stories to malign my reputation so that people might think that I have given up. Why should I abandon a just fight? Many other people are also quietly supporting me".
However, he does not deny that he would prefer an out of court settlement. "But it always takes two to tango. Even before I went to court, I tried my best to meet Ekta and thrash things out, but to no avail. What really hurt me was that this smear camping was started by them long back even when I was still working in Kyunki. They then had spread rumors that I was working for other production houses in their time. I then had no other option but to move court against the mythical exclusive contract which the court has upheld. What really took the cake was the counter case they filed against me. Tell me who would steal Balaji set clothes? No cloth less person would want to wear them", argues the young lad.
Would you work with Ekta again? "No ways, I can’t tolerate Balaji’s working condition! In fact they have been after me to do one of their upcoming shows with Anita Hasandani as well. It's quite sad that such a big producer is stooping to such low harassment tricks. But I am happy for I believe that after my action, she appears to be a bit defensive".
For the moment Pulkit is looking at a number of projects. "I may end up doing a chocolate boy image lead role in a film soon. As regard reality shows, he would not mind singing, but not dancing for “I don’t want to torture the audience", he ended.
Author: Anil Merani