Here’s some shocking news for fans of Deepika Singh, who played the role of Sandhya in Star Plus’ popular daily show ‘Diya Aur Baati Hum’.
Deepika Singh has been fined Rs 16 lakh by show’ producers Shashi and Sumeet.
According to reports, Deepika is terribly distraught that Shashi and Sumeet (producers of Diya Aur Baati Hum) have still to pay her Rs 1.14 crore. Rumour has it that Shashi and Sumeet of Shashi Sumeet Productions, have had a dispute with the actress and are now up to slashing her fee to Rs 67 lakh, asserting that she was reporting late on the sets.
A source close to the development tells, “Yes, Deepika did come late on the sets sometimes, but that’s because the show’s leading man Annas Rashid often turned up 6 hours late. For a 10 pm call time, Anas reported at 4 pm. What should Deepika do on the sets when the other guy (Anas) in her scenes is not around?
“Shashi and Sumeet wanted the actors to finish off their outstanding amounts (the show went off air on September 10 this year) by accepting a lump-sum amount. Deepika is not ready for any such settlement. She was the lead on the show who sweated it out almost every day on the sets, why should she allow herself to be shortchanged?” a source said.
Deepika in her defence said: “Let me also tell you exactly. I was on time on the sets of Diya Aur Baati Hum and I have enough proof of that.”
The actress is trying to convince the producers and if things don’t work out, she will seek help from Cine and TV Artistes Association (CINTAA) or take legal action, the report said.
When contacted, IFTPC (Indian Film and Television Producers Council) Chairman J D Majethia said, “Yes, Deepika is in a dispute with Shashi & Sumeet. But I cannot elaborate on that, since the matter has not been resolved. We shall get into the details and look into the matter soon.”
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