Televisions top-rated show Naagin 4 starring Nia Sharma and Vijayendra Kumeria has come to an abrupt end. After the exit of Rashmi Desai, makers informed the lead pair of the show’s ending. Despite reports of financial crunches in the industry, makers of the show have claimed monetary issues are not the reason why the show is going off-air. In an interview with an online portal, Nia explained that the show couldn’t meet audience expectations despite several experiments. This was the main reason for the makers to end the show. Amidst all this, Nia cleared that money is not why she is out of the show.
Speaking to TOI about the show’s sudden end, Nia explained that the makers were professional enough to inform them beforehand. She said, “Honestly speaking, I can’t complain because the television industry is badly affected and we don’t know when the shoots will resume. When you restart shoots after two-three months, you would want to begin on a fresh note. In such a situation, I, too, would have taken a similar decision.”
Nia further quoted that her being part of Naagin 4 is the reason there’s such big hoopla around it. Nia also said that this is going to be a tough new normal for everyone in the industry. Previously show’s have gone off air abruptly too and it will happen in the future as well. Understanding the situation, Nia quipped, “I was at the top of my game in ‘Naagin 4’ and shot for three-and-a-half months, and now I won’t be part of it. I also understand that when the situation gets better, I will have to go out and look for work.”
Nia also cleared the air about being the reason the actor is out of the show. “It’s true that my work comes at a certain price, but that’s not why I am out of the show. If that had been the case, they would not have cast me in the first place.” She also said that the lockdown has forced people to shut down shows and production. Adding that in the future she might also have to take financial cuts, which is understandable.
The emergence of COVID-19has put a halt in all productions causing many shows to shut down. Makers and actors are facing huge financial pressure with increasing days of unemployment.
In the last week, two known actors have committed suicide at their residence due to depression from being out of work.