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When Choti Bahu Rubina Dilaik pleaded for her dues for nine months

Rubina Dilaik, who shot to fame with Zee TV daily soap Choti Bahu shares horrific account of her debut TV show.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 18, 2019 18:09 IST
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Rubina Dilaika recently opened her heart out regarding hardships she faced while shooting her popular debut TV show Choti Bahu. Recalling the painfl memories, the actress revealed that she wasn't paid her dues. Despite shooting for 20 hours a day, she had to struggle for her money. In an interview, she revealed that almost 90 per cent of the actors suffer the same as they sign one-sided contracts.

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Talking about her first TV show Choti Bahu, the actress said that she had to make a lot of financial compromises. She had to even sell off her house to pay EMIs. Narrating her story, Rubina said, “I even played double roles in harsh conditions, yet I wasn’t paid my dues for the last three months, which were in lakhs.” The actress further added that her real struggle started when the show went off air. “For nine months, I pleaded for my money, went to the actors association for help, but no one cared or helped apart from [making] big fancy promises. I had to sell off my house and property because I couldn’t pay off my EMIs. After crying my heart out, the production house finally called me up for negotiation,'' Rubina said.

Rubina says that this trend has existed for a long time and newcomers have no options other than to comply with the rules of big production houses. ''Well, this trend was set long before I got into the industry, and I had to comply because I was fresh off the boat. Later, with understanding of the work ethics and legal knowledge, I realised that almost 90% of the actors, including me, sign one-sided contracts, favouring the production house, '' said the actor.

Rubina Dilaik is currently featuring in Colors show Shakti- Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki, along with Vivian Dsena. On the personal front, Rubina tied the knot last year with her boyfriend Abhinav Shukla. It was an intimate ceremony in Rubina's hometown Shimla. The actress is quite active on social media. She keeps on sharing her day-to-day activities and beautiful pictures on Instagram.

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