It's Father's Day today, the day to celebrate and applaud fatherhood!
It's the day to remember all those simple teachings, habits and advises one would have got from their father all thro' their upbringing.
usually a Dream Come True for a father when he holds his tiny tot in
hand and thanks God for this small bundle of happiness. However, this is
not the same feeling for actors who are provided this golden
opportunity of becoming fathers on the small screen.
auspicious day Telly Buzz thought of sharing with you something common
but certainly a deciding factor in television that usually puts the
Producers and the channel in a big dilemma.
There have been lot
many instances on television when the makers have been forced to make
lot many compromises both with the script as well as the realistic touch
in order to portray the leads as fathers.
This trend has
always been there, whether it be the popular shows like Kyunki Saas Bhi
Kabhi Bahu Thi, or a Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii or Kumkum Ek Pyara Sa
Bandhan. This trend follows in even today, and has caused problems to
the extent of shows being forced to close down just because the lead
actors refuse to go in for a leap. Take the recent cases of Sapna Babul
Ka Bidaai wherein Kinshuk Mahajan and Sara Khan reportedly refused to
grow old. Or Bhagyavidhaata wherein the lead actor had to be bumped off
just because he was not in for a leap. And there's also the drastic case
of Rishton Se Badi Pratha
ending for the same reason. Or take the
recent rumour of Sushant Singh Rajput being unhappy over the proposed leap in Pavitra Rishta!
this is from the actors' point of view, spare a thought to the problems
of the Producers who make these larger than life characters only to struggle after a point of time..
TellyBuzz managed to speak to certain popular Producers to know what they feel about this growing problem in the industry.Rajan Shahi
, Producer of hit shows Sapna Babul Ka Bidaai, Yeh Rishta Kya
Kehlata Hai speaks, "As a Producer I always respect an actor's decision
if he wants to play the role of a father or not. But at the same time,
personally I feel that if the person is a good, strong and confident
actor, his star image will not get affected if he takes up the role of a
father. There are certain actors in the industry who survive with the
star image alone. There were times when 23 year old actors used to play
father and grandfather to a 19 year old. I feel that if the actor has
the potential and if he is convincing enough to fit in the role, then
there is no harm in playing it".
Jamnadas Majethia who has given
lot many successful shows says, "When a show takes a leap after several
episodes, the actors sometimes feel trapped inside the show. My show
Behenien would have faced the problem if I had not told Sudeep Sahir
about his role very much in advance.. I had already mentioned to him
that he will eventually turn a father in the show. He said it would be
fine with him if he was a father to a kid who is around five to six
years of age and I assured him as well that it will be like that. I
would say that Indian television is funny and the audience also is
strange as they accept what is presented to them and in a way it is good
for us".Pearl Grey
, the maker of one of the popular on Star
Plus, Pratigya faced an unfortunate loss recently when her show, Rishton
Se Badi Pratha on Colors
went off air after the actors said no to
take a gen leap, "Basically life in television life is short. When you
are offered the first show, you are destined to take it as you are not
in a position to choose. But once the show is a success and their
characters become popular, they do have a choice to think about the next
shows that come to them".
"We do understand that in television,
the career starts at the age of eighteen and twenty and actors are doing
roles of a married couple which they are not in real life. So it is
obvious for them to have a reluctance in taking up the parental role.
But at the same time they should understand that they will not be type casted if they do that", she continues.
we decided to do Pratha, the leap was already in the script and we had
made it clear to the actors. But when the show was well accepted, the
channel wanted it to drag it a little bit. And when the show was
entering its real story, the actors showed their reluctance. It is
not a problem when one actor decides to quit, but when many of them
join, there is no meaning in continuing the show. And there is no
point of relaunching the show with new cast. So, all thanks to the
actors for making the show see its last", avers Pearl.
Malhotra who has rather taken the safe route so far by working on youth
oriented shows like the very popular show on Star One
, Dill Mill
Gayye says, "Touchwood, I have never had a problem with the actors in my
show. Actually I never did shows that needed leap. We have seen in
television where young actors are made father and I do not think it is
their fault when they do not agree to play such a role".
Patnaik another of those Producers who has never faced a problem with
the actors states, "There are good actors who make the characters and
there are certain actors who create an image. I feel that actors should
be responsible enough to understand that a lot is spent on a show when
it is made. Also I believe that if any problem arises, it could be
sorted out with proper discussion and talk".
Well, when we talked
to the Producers, Rajan Shahi
, J.D.Majethia, Siddharth Malhotra and
Yash Patnaik, we understood that they make great fathers too as they
spend valuable time with their kids. Siddharth Malhotra and Yash Patnaik
in fact wish to make a children show for Disney Channel, and we do hope
that their dream will come true one day.
At the end of it, all
we can say is that actors have their own choice and wish to choose their
roles, but what they should realize is that, once the show is already
set, they are bound to take the show further in one way or the other. If
they believe in themselves and if they have the confidence that they
make a good actor regardless of being fathers on the show, they would be termed as successful on television!!
Before we end, we in TellyBuzz would like to wish all the Proud Fathers on this Special Day...