The Zee TV show, Kaala Teeka produced by DJ’s – A Creative Unit seems to be battling series of problems with their main actors.
Firstly, the makers had to take the tough decision of granting the much-needed break to their senior actor Mita Vashisht without letting their story line suffer.
Then came the ‘slap’ episode of yet another senior actor Bhupinder Singh, who allegedly hit and abused a production guy, which resulted in the actor getting a three month ban. Well, the makers have just gotten over this problem with Bhupinder having apologised and allowed to resume shoot again (exclusively reported onTellychakkar.com)
But now, a brand new problem awaits them, this time with actress Akshara Singh who plays yet another prime role, that of Madhuri in the show.
The actress who had got into the show with an exclusivity contract is now out of action from shoot, for a time frame that is indefinite (till the time we filed the story).
Well, the story goes like this…
Akshara who is a popular Bhojpuri actor, had apparently bagged a bilingual film (Bhojpuri and Hindi) some 7-8 months back, but kept silent about her projects. And when she signed on for the DJ’s show Kaala Teeka, the actress we believe, did not mention about her movie commitments to the Producers, and got on board the show on an ‘exclusive’ basis.
Our source clarifies, “Only in the month of November (2015), Akshara started opening up about her movie commitment, and demanded a break from shoot for Kaala Teeka. However, with the fact being that Akshara plays one of the important roles in the show, the makers just could not accept her demand.”
And off went the case to the CINTAA, wherein the Producers wanted to get a solution.
Our source further tells us, “Akshara and the producers of Kaala Teeka have been meeting the personnels at CINTAA for a while now, to get into a mutual decision so that no party would bear any loss. However, every time they met, a stalemate situation was obtained.”
Now, the bigger picture is that Akshara who had to honour her movie contract has left Mumbai on the 10th of January, thus leaving the channel and producers at a lurch.
Producer Tony Singh confirmed the messy situation and told us, “Yes, Akshara is off to honour her movie commitment. Well, we are confident that she will get back to the show, as she has to honour the commitment she has made with us. Yes, it is another matter that we have nothing in writing in our contract about Akshara’s movie commitments. She was signed on for Kaala Teeka on an exclusive basis. Such situations are indeed tough to handle, but we are sure we will get to a solution soon.”
When contacted, Amit Behl, Member of Dispute Committee, CINTAA told us, “Yes, Akshara is now gone for her movie shoot. Actually, the talk with Akshara has been happening at the CINTAA office for a while. She in fact gave contradictory statements to all of us. There is nothing in writing with the DJ’s regarding her movie commitments. Now that Akshara is out of action, this I guess, will turn out to be one messy legal case.”
When we buzzed Akshara, she only had to say this, “Their conscience will tell them what is right and what is wrong. I don’t want to comment any further on this.”
However, another source from the set of the show told us, “Akshara being quite professional in her approach has been working out her dates for the movie and for her show. She will hopefully be back to shoot, very soon.”
We tried buzzing the channel spokesperson, but did not get through to them.
Well, this indeed seems a tough situation to handle!! We truly hope both the parties concerned will get to a mutual consensus, so that it is a win-win situation for all!!