New Delhi: Actor Sayantani Ghosh has explained her initial reaction to Radhika Madan’s comment on the television industry. The ‘Naagin’ actor had criticized Radhika who shared her experience of working in the TV industry in a not-so-positive manner. Sayantani has now said that she is a ‘little hurt and disappointed’ with the way Radhika Madan spoke about the TV industry from where Radhika began her career.
It all began when Radhika Madan gave an interview recently recalling her 40-50 hour shift while working in TV. She said that whenever she asked for the script, she was told, “aap set pe chalo, script garma garam aa rahi hai.” She also shared that directors would make changes once the set was confirmed and any director who happened to be free at the time would shoot the scene or show episode. The ‘Shiddat’ actor also added that whenever she had anything to say about her character, Radhika was told that they would think about it when they make a film, and not a TV serial.
In response to this, Sayantani had taken to Instagram to criticize Radhika. “Very happy for you @radhikamadan and an ardent admirer of you! I remember your last show and u were really good in it And if I remember correctly, it was a TV show. Indeed a great start to a promising career!! Just found this thought process a bit sorry! Putting down the world of tv is indeed sad! Everything in life has its way of functioning, has challenges/shortcomings and strengths! The world of tv too has its challenges, but let’s not forget it gives employment to many and reaches millions of homes .. such immense is its reach that one has to choose this medium to promote his/her film.” She had writted on Instagram.
“So sad to see the world of TV been put down like this! The actor here started a promising career from a TV show! The one interviewing laughing in the background. Such a SHAME! Let’s not forget TV reaches millions of homes! Gives employment to many! FYI most films get promoted across TV shows. In life everything has challenges n strengths! You don’t wanna do Tv- ur call! But kindly don’t belittle a fraternity which deserves respect #proudTVMember,” she had also added to her Instagram story.
Now, in an interview with Siddharth Kannan, Sayantani elaborated, “Let me just say I am a huge admirer of her acting prowess. I didn’t see her full interview, but I was a little hurt and disappointed and what I felt upon seeing that I posted underneath her video. Let me tell you, TV feeds hundreds and hundreds of women, and gives them employment, and biggest of movie stars also choose TV to come and promote their films. So I didn’t like that approach.”
“We also have Mouni Roy, she is a dear friend of mine, and in the interviews I have listened, there is a certain grace that she began her career from TV, that I didn’t find in Radhika’s clip. She and many others look down upon TV, you shouldn’t do that, I feel. My problem is don’t treat TV as a stepping stone.” she added.
For those unaware, Radhika had begun her career in the TV industry with shows like ‘Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi’. She was later cast by Vishak Bhardwaj in ‘Pataakha’ and later went on to star in films like ‘Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota’, ‘Angrezi Medium’, and ‘Shiddat’. Her most recently released film is ‘Kuttey’.