Lately, there are reports of ongoing tension between the producer Rajan Shahi of ‘Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke’ and actor Ritvik Arora. Now it has been confirmed that Ritvik is out of the show. The production house stated he’s not a part of the show anymore because of his unprofessional behavior. But on the contrary, the actor said he couldn’t make it to the shoots due to the COVID-19 situation.
TV producer Rajan Shahi had said earlier that one of his lead actors was demanding an exorbitant fee hike and behaving unprofessionally in these times of COVID-19 reported by TOI. Rajan refused to disclose the name then.
Rajan told TOI, “A few weeks ago our supervising producer Vivek Jain called Ritvik. He said he could start shooting from July 1, but we should first speak to his father. That itself was unprofessional because he’s the actor, who has signed a contract with us. Yet, Vivek called his father, who asked for a raise in his remuneration, almost double of what he was being paid, and also a minimum 25-day work guarantee. What’s really wrong is the way he communicated it saying, ‘Don’t even think of calling back if you want to negotiate’. After this, Vivek reached out to Ritvik again, and even this time, he told us to speak to his father.“
Rajan also recounted the actor’s unprofessional behavior which cost him losses.
Ritvik clarified saying, “it wasn’t about the money, my family was concerned for me” as he recently lost his uncle because of COVID-19. “There is absolutely no reason for me to leave the show because it’s such a good opportunity. This is a case of miscommunication and misunderstanding.” Ritvik concluded.