Television show makers' alleged bias towards Sharad Kelkar is said to have left his co-stars miffed
If sources from telly town are to be believed, a storm is brewing on the sets of crime fiction series 'Agent Raghav'. Co-stars of Sharad Kelkar, who plays the lead male protagonist, are apparently miffed with the makers for giving him preferential treatment. Says a source, "There are days when Sharad doesn't turn up for the shoot and the production house simply tweaks the schedule as per his convenience. No other member of the cast or crew is given such leeway. One episode is shot twice, once with Sharad and second time with his body double. His co-stars are unhappy about the situation."
Another source claims that Sharad has it spelt out in his contract that since he is doing a lot of things simultaneously, his dates need to be adjusted to suit his convenience. "There have been instances when some actors arrived late on set and kept Sharad waiting. But ironically, he instructs them to be more punctual," says the insider.
While a few of his co-stars refrained from commenting on the issue, Sharad denies the buzz and says, "Everything is fine on the show; we are a closely-knit unit. If any actor has had a problem with me, then I am not aware of it."
Has he been playing truant on the show to complete other projects? "When I signed up for 'Agent Raghav', I informed them about my previous commitments. The production house is aware of my schedule and has been nice enough to accommodate it to suit my timings. Whenever I do something, I give them a fair notice. There has been no problem from my end. I think you are mixing up someone else's issues with my name," he explains, adding that he is currently busy with the Gopinath Munde biopic and 'Sardar Gabbar Singh' among other projects.