Jyoti Sharma and Pranav Misshra, the lead pair of Aisi Deewangi...Dekhi Nahi Kahi may quit the show soon. In an interview with Bombay Times, Jyoti and Pranav shared their bit of 'inhuman treatment and working conditions' on the sets of the TV show. The actors claimed that they were made to work for insane hours without food and water. Jyoti told Bombay Times, "We have been exploited since the beginning of the shoot, which commenced in January 2017. We have been working for 18 hours each day. There would be no food, tea or even water during these extended hours. The environment is so negative that we don't wish to continue on the show." Pranav added, "We have been treated worse than animals and are traumatised. As per the guidelines, one needs a 12-hour break between two shifts. However, I can vouch that we have reported back to the set within five hours at least 250 days in a year. Both Jyoti and I have undergone stress test as advised by CINTAA (Cine And TV Artistes Association), and we have been diagnosed with depression, stress and anxiety."
These complaints were not enough, Jyoti also said that they were not provided with proper stunts coordinator and she got hurt while performing a sequence. Jyoti said, "I had to fall so the director requested for a mattress to cushion the fall. However, the unit failed to get one and I had to fall without it on an uneven stone-laden ground. I hurt my back in the process." CINTAA general secretary, Sushant Singh, soon contacted the producers to hear their part of the story. He told Bombay Times, "We have seen their contracts with the production house, and they are nothing short of bonded labour. The medical reports clearly state that they are under severe stress and depression, and they have been prescribed medication. This is a glaring example of the inhuman working conditions faced by our members." He further added, "Our Care Committee member Nupur Alankar visited the set and spoke to the producers. We will convene a meeting with all parties concerned and take every necessary step to alleviate the actors' suffering." On the other hand, while speaking to Bombay Times, one the producers of the TV show said that Pranav and Jyoti haven't quit the show and are filming for it. He said, "There could be a technical issue, but nothing more. I haven't been contacted by CINTAA yet."
Though this is not the first time that artiste's exploitation by show-runners has been voiced. Previously, Kishwer Merchantt and Shilpa Shinde have also raised their voice against the same.
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