After Sayantani Ghosh slammed Radhika Madan for her comments on the work culture of television industry, producer Ekta Kapoor has come forward calling the latter’s remarks as ‘sad and shameful’. Ekta reposted a video of Sayantani commenting on Radhika’s statement and wrote, “Sad and shameful actors have no respect for their roots Kudos @sayantanighosh0609.”
Radhika, in a recent interview while promoting her film Kuttey had recalled working 48-50hours a shift during her years in the TV industry. Recalling how there was no set script for the TV serials, she said tat whenever she asked for it, she was told, “’Aap set pe chalo, script garma garam aa rahi hai’ (You just reach the sets, script will be freshly printed)”. She also said that the directors used to make changes once the set was confirmed and whosoever director was free, would come to shoot. She also had a grouse about her characters and said that whenever she had anything to say about her character, the director would say that they would think about it when they make a film, and not a TV serial.
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Sayantani had reacted to Radhika’s words and bashed her for forgetting her roots and criticized her on Instagram. Talking about the whole incident, the actor told Siddharth Kannan, "Let me just say I am a huge admirer of her acting prowess. I didn’t see her full interview, but I was a little hurt and disappointed and what I felt upon seeing that I posted underneath her video. Let me tell you, TV feeds hundreds and hundreds of women, and gives them employment, and biggest of movie stars also choose TV to come and promote their films. So I didn’t like that approach."
Sayantani had further told Kannan, “We also have Mouni Roy, she is a dear friend of mine, and in the interviews I have listened, there is a certain grace that she began her career from TV, that I didn’t find in Radhika’s clip. She and many others look down upon TV, you shouldn’t do that, I feel. My problem is don’t treat TV as a stepping stone.”
Several TV actors also reacted to Sayantani's comments on Radhika. Anita Hassanandani, Karanvir Bohra, Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya, Nilu Kohli lauded Sayantani for her words and rebuked Radhika for her demeaning comments on the TV industry.
(Source: Instagram/Siddharth Kannan)