Some of television's leading actresses are not that easy to deal with. Here's looking at some of the tellyland's biggest drama queens throwing their fare share of tantrums
There was a time when every other TV actor/ actress fainted on the sets of his/ her TV show. Looks like now is the turn of the whimsical TV actress. If sources are to be believed, the television industry seems to have a fair share of drama queens.
A case in point would be Hina Khan, the lead actress of the show, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. Recently, a few TV channels had landed on the sets of the show for an on-location shoot, but the actress flatly refused to let them do so. Khan apparently asked them to leave the sets instead. initially, many thought that she was joking, only to realise that she wasn’t.
Says a source, “Hina didn’t want the channels to do an on-location shoot, so she told them matter-of-factly that they couldn’t come in every other day and shoot as they wished. She said, ‘Kuch shoot nahin karna hai (no shoots will be done here)’.” The source adds that a lot of people on the sets of the show are already aware of Hina Khan’s tantrums. “She has been getting away with her pricey behaviour for quite some time now,” says the source.
hitlist points out other instances where TV actresses have thrown tantrums and acted really difficult…
TV show: Pavitra Rishta
Lowdown: Ankita Lokhande may be portraying a ‘sanskaari’ (read: cultured) bahu, daughter and wife onscreen, but in real life, the actress is said to be not easy to work with.
Pavitra Rishta’s Ankita Lokhande may be playing the ideal bahu (daughter-in-law) in her onscreen avatar, but sources say that the actress is known to walk in and out of the sets as per her whim, thereby disturbing the show’s schedule
The actress was recently in the news for giving a tough time to the cast and crew of her show, Pavitra Rishta. That was not all, as the actress was also shown the door from Comedy Circus a few years ago, when the makers realised that they could no longer handle the actress’s tantrums. Several reports have said that the actress is known to walk in and out of the sets as per her mood and not according to the show’s schedule.
TV show: Balika Vadhu
Lowdown: Pratyusha Bannerjee shot to fame with Balika Vadhu and all that success has apparently gone to her head. She has is said to be the new addition to the list of TV’s tantrum queens. Sources say that she is hardly concerned about producers and her work commitments; they also say that she never reports to the sets on time. Turns out that her unprofessional behaviour has often resulted in the shoot getting delayed. “Once she walked out of a shoot at last minute, leaving the show’s makers in a lurch,” says a source.
TV show: Saraswatichandra
Lowdown: Some time back, buzz had it that Jennifer Winget had refused to do an intimate scene with co-star Gautam Rode in their show. A source adds that Jennifer had also refused to shoot on Sundays, no matter how important the scene was. “She made very clear that she will not shoot on Sundays. Even for an important sequence like Saras and Kumud’s wedding, a double was used. She is very uncooperative on the show’s sets and her co-stars are only too aware of her tantrums,” says the source.
TV show: Madhubala
Lowdown: Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’s winner Drashti Dhami is apparently quite the diva. A source says that most of the time, she claims to be ill and doesn’t turn up on the sets for her shoot. “We have to cope with her, and factor in her mood swings, or else, she just shouts at people for no reason. She is very demanding and
has thrown fits for the smallest of things,” says the source.
TV show: Uttaran
Lowdown: Tina has made it to the news on several occasions thanks to her hot temperament; so much so she has now been tagged as a tantrum queen. It was recently reported that Tina has been giving a tough time to the production house of her show by not coming on time for her shoots. The actress is also said to have repeatedly rejected her costumes on the show. “This apart, Tina spends a long time in her make up room and vanity van which, in turn. delays the shoot,” says a source. In a recent interview, the actress is believed to have said, “I demand what is due, talk upfront and I am blunt. If people consider this as a tantrum, in that case, I’m a tantrum queen. I am who I am, and I won’t change.”
TV show: Beintehaa
Lowdown: The actress recently refused to talk to journalists who had been called to interview her. It is said that she initially refused to give interviews and later on agreed to do some but was rude in her replies. A few weeks ago, when a new reporter from a known channel landed on the show’s sets, she apparently refused to speak to him and is said to have remarked that even her ‘jooti’ (footwear) would not give an interview. Of course, Preetika had denied this, though sources maintain that she is difficult to deal with.
TV show: Veera
Lowdown: She is said to have been replaced in Qubool Hai due to her nasty behaviour. According to reports, Digangana throws unbearable tantrums on the sets of the show and thinks of herself as some superstar. It is said that the actress doesn’t respect her senior co-stars and gives them a tough time. “She makes her co-stars wait endlessly. The production house and the channel are aware of her bad behaviour and complaints against her have already been filed,” says a source. However, the actress has denied these allegations time and again.
TV show: Devon Ke Dev Mahadev
Lowdown: The actress was apparently sacked from the show due to her starry tantrums. Sources say that one of her problems was that she was not okay with the special treatment being given to lead actor, Mohit Raina, who plays Mahadev. “Sonarika just didn’t like the way he was being fussed over; she just couldn’t digest it and even made this clear on multiple occasions,” says a source.
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