Udaan the ongoing long-running show on Colors seems to be loaded with few problems!!
A while back, we at IWMBuzz.com reported that Gaurav Sareen has quit the show owing to creative differences.
But now we hear that there could be more trouble brewing for this Guroudev Bhalla production show.
If informed sources are to be believed, the lead cast (Gaurav and Tanya Sharma etc) have not been paid for the last three or four months. Possibly some cheques might have bounced as well.
Our source tells us that apparently the cheques of many in the crew of Udaan have also been pending for the last 3-4 months.
When we again touched base with Gaurav he maintained that he did not quit due to monetary reasons, but for creative issues only. But when pushed on the news on non payment he said,“ I can’t comment but what you say might have happened.”
Toral Rasptura who plays Chakor when contacted said, “As I just entered 2 months back, my payment cycle is yet to start. But I too have heard that that some actors might be facing certain financial issues but don’t have more details to offer.”
The show was supposed to end in 2018 due to low ratings, but got a last minute reprieve. A new cast was brought in post the generation leap. Meera Deosthale who had been main lead since 2016 quit as she did not want to become mother. Toral was brought in her place to play Chakor.
Our source quips “It does not make sense that how come a show which must have made a huge amount of money given that is has been running for over four years should land up in the red, if that indeed is the case.”
We tried to get in touch with the other lead in question Tanya Sharma, Producer Guruodev Bhalla and the channel spokesperson but again failed to get in touch with them.
We really hope things resolve on the monetary front for the team!!