Posted: 06 October 2008 at 6:45am
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TV serials scramble to cover up
whole of the television industry was shut for three days last week due
to the strike by junior artists, and now everyone is scrambling to make
sure we don't get to watch too many repeat telecasts.
Gyaan, Executive Producer of Maayka (Zee TV) said: "There has been
the loss of three episodes, which is a big one. We are now shooting 20
hours a day; today we are shooting for an episode to be telecast
tomorrow - and I think we won't be able to finish it and therefore we
will have to shoot tomorrow morning too". Romit Raj, who plays Jeet on
the show says: "There is the pressure of three days now because of the
strike; we have no time for rest".
On the other hand, Executive Producer of Kasturi (Star Plus), Arvind
says they haven't suffered much "We've worked in normal shifts only;
it's just that we had to speed up. We didn't suffer any episode losses,
whatever delay in the schedule was caused by the strike, we've covered
up on Saturday and Sunday".
Smita Bansal who plays Anandi's
mother-in-law in Balika Vadhu (Colors) says the strike has affected
them too but comparatively to a lesser extent. "Balika has a bank of
four episodes, so there hasn't been much of a problem. But instead of
shooting for 10 hours earlier, now I am shooting for 12 hours a day.
And we are in a position where we are
shooting today for tomorrow's episode, let's hope we cope up with it very soon" sighs Smita.
did she miss shooting? "My brother-in-law will be getting married soon,
so I spent these three days shopping with my daughter. The strike was
only for three days, had it been for some more time I would've
definitely missed work".
The people on Kis Des Mein (Star Plus)
are doing all work and no play as they are shooting 24/7. Production
Head Anmol tells us "We shoot one day before telecast, so Wednesday and
Thursday was a problem. No major losses as such, but we worked for 24
hours on Saturday and Sunday and this still continues".
Kelkar aka Nahar of Saat Phere (Zee TV) has missed shooting through all
this time. "I was in Goa all these days with my family but I love
acting and I've missed it," he says "We suffered losses as repeat
episodes were shown but now the whole team is working hard to beat the
stress, I am shooting for 15 hours a day instead of 12, so
hopefully we'll be able to get over it soon".
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