These times during the pandemic are very tough not just for common people but also for celebrities. Everyone is going through a hard time right now. It’s almost 2 years now since the pandemic has started and we are already expecting a third wave. Industries were shut down, income of the people got affected, people got jobless. But the good part is that things are getting back to normal and it will just require some time.
Reportedly comedian Bharti Singh also faced a massive pay cut of 70% for Dance Deewane and 50% for The Kapil Sharma Show.
Bharti Singh has now opened up about everything in an interview with Times Of India. The comedian shared, “I guess everyone felt the pinch when they were asked to take a pay cut, and I was no exception. I also negotiated a lot over it. However, when I reflected on the recent times and what has unfolded in the last year, I realised itna kaam band ho gaya hai. TV and shows ko sponsors nahi mil rahe hain toh channels kahaan se paisa laayein. Everyone is trying to get back on their feet. Once we generate good ratings, sponsors will automatically come back and our fee will also be raised.”
And the good part is she took it all in good faith. Bharti Singh further continued, “Itne saal hum ek channel par kaam karte hain aur woh hamaari har baat maante hain, toh aaj jab woh saamne se help maang rahe hain toh mujhe nahi lagta hai ki kisi bhi artiste ne mana kiya hoga. They listened to us and fulfilled all our requests and demands when things were fine. I know sabke paise cut rahe hain. I feel jo set pe technicians hain, unke paise nahi cut nahi karne chahiye. We are working together and trying our best to stay afloat. So, I don’t think anyone had an issue in taking a pay cut.”