Is Siddharth reporting late on sets of 'Balika Vadhu'?

Published: 14 November, 2013 08:36 IST | Sonali Joshi Pitale |

Telly actor Siddharth Shukla's tardiness has been delaying the shoot of his soap

Siddharth Shukla, who plays the lead in Balika Vadhu, has become a cause of ire for the production team and his co-actors. The actor was also recently seen in a dance reality show. Siddharth is apparently habitually late and has been throwing attitude on the sets much to the chagrin of the unit folk.

Siddharth Shukla
Siddharth Shukla

A source from the show says, “He has been reporting late everyday on the sets. He has been shooting at timings convenient to him. This delays the entire shoot schedule as well as the episodes deadline.”

The source adds, “When he was reprimanded, he did buckle up, but it lasted only for a few days. He was back to his old ways soon.”

The cause of the actor’s starry attitude is due to the immense popularity he received from the show. As the informer adds, “On the dance reality show, judge Karan Johar would often say that he was Bollywood material and this seems to have gone to his head. Despite charging a fat fee (Rs15 lakh), he is still making matters difficult for the unit.”

Siddharth however maintains, “These are mere rumours being spread against me. Why can’t they just confront me if they have an issue with me?

He adds, “The delay is not from my end. It’s from the production unit which is facing a lot of issues. Sadly, the producer isn’t aware of it.”

He further claims, “Sometimes, I arrive before time but they start shooting only after four hours. According to the contract, I am supposed to work for 12 hours but work for many more hours.”

The producers remained unavailable for comment. 

In the past
Earlier, another lead of the show Pratyusha Banerjee (who is currently seen in Bigg Boss) was asked to leave the soap after she started behaving pricey with the production house. She was replaced by Toral Rasputra over night.

Pratyusha Banerjee Toral Rasputra
Pratyusha Banerjee and Toral Rasputra

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