Coronavirus has created a crisis situation for everyone. The lockdown impacted all the industries leading to delay in payments, deduction in salaries and also layoffs due to lack of funds. Many TV actors were recently heard talking about the unclear dues from the producers thus leading to a lot of financial crises in their lives. Also giving out her take on the same is TV actress Saumya Tandon. Popular for the portrayal of Anita Bhabhi in TV show Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain, Saumya too opened up about her payment being delayed and more.
In conversation, Saumya mentioned about her payments being delayed, but said she continues to have trust in the producers. She mentioned about this delay in payments is due to no advertisement on the TV networks due to the lockdown. She said, “Our payments are also delayed. My payments are severely delayed. So, the payments are yet to be completely cleared. I don’t distrust them and I am sure they should and they would clear but yes, they are delayed. It is sad. They (actors) have their own rents, parents to look after. It is sad that the payments are delayed. I don’t know what is the reason behind it, a lot of people say that the networks are also not getting money because of no advertisements but nevertheless, this is the payment of work done.”
She further added, “We usually work on a 90 days credit period. The revenue of that work I assume is already there and ideally, it should be cleared. I can still sustain but many others can’t.”
Also when asked about pay cut which the actors are asked to take due to financial crunch, Saumya asserting the same, said, “I have already been asked for it and these are not actually things which have been finalised. I am still waiting for my payments to be completely cleared and production house to tell me what is the way ahead. I think they are all swimming in the water. The picture will be clear in the next 10 days.”