Ritvik Arora OUT of YRHPK; producer Rajan Shahi says 'If an actor isn't professional, I don’t mind replacing'

Rajan Shahi claims Ritvik Arora has been unprofessional in his conduct and it is inexcusable. He also revealed that he doesn't mind replacing an actor if they are not professional.
Ritvik Arora OUT of YRHPK; producer Rajan Shahi says 'If an actor isn't professional, I don’t mind replacing'Ritvik Arora OUT of YRHPK; producer Rajan Shahi says 'If an actor isn't professional, I don’t mind replacing'

In June, while speaking to producer Rajan Shahi, he mentioned in an exclusive chat with us about a certain actor who demanded a pay hike and was not ready to negotiate in testing times. While there were many speculations made about who 'that' actor might be, the producer now in an interview with ETimes has revealed that it was Ritvik Arora of Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke. Producer lashed out at him for his "unprofessional" behaviour and said that he doesn't mind replacing actors if they behave in a certain way. 

The producer revealed that when a production member had reached out to Ritvik recently, he asked them to speak to his father, which in itself is unprofessional. He stated that the contract was signed with Ritvik and not his father, so any discussing should be with him, but nonetheless, his father was contacted and he 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,’" Rajan told ETimes. He emphasised that it is not about what you demand, it is about how you demand. 

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He added, "If an actor wants to opt out of a show, we totally understand. But the behaviour of unprofessional people, who hold a production house to ransom, should be called out." He also revealed that such unprofessional behaviour won't be tolerated. 

Ritvik clarified that his father did ask for a hike thinking that it will deter the production from calling him for the shoot as they are very concerned about the COVID situation. "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," he claimed.

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Anonymous 2 weeks ago

ritwik is amazing

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

This is story of any work. They tell you you will do this n that n this is how much you gone get paid. later they starting To add things in your job n when u demand raise in your payment according work you do they call it unprofessional. So Asking to pay for what and how much they work is not called unprofessional.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

That’s the producers side of the story. Now let’s hear his before we judge

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

From Nigeria please kindly give him a second chance please please and please

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Never thought ritvik will be like this. How unprofessional..

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Shut up ritvik is the best

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

To each his own. Nobody is indispensable, neither the production house nor the actor but attitude and professionalism matter.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Get rid of him. He doesnt know how difficult it is to get jobs these days during covid. Somebody has even committed suicide. Maybe he also wants to follow the same path.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Ritvik is very young guy who has just started his career on television. He should feel lucky to have got chance to work with such big production house. If he shows so much attitude, he himself is ruining his career.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Constantly bashing the production house is not right. I respect the health concerns of the actor but everyone who is working is at risk but I guess we have to work to earn a living. Maybe he can afford to stay away from work but not all can. All the best to both the actor and the production house. Both have their own problems to solve.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

This is very unfortunate. Having said that, I hope the fans who are supporting the actor and bashing the production house realise that no employer will give an employee unlimited time to get back, the real world does not work like that. Moreover, asking for a raise does not lessen the chances of getting infected, and more so asking your parent to negotiate for you. I hope the teenagers who fangirl stars understand that the real world is a difficult, competitive one. I wish there was an amicable settlement to this episode and I wish Ritvik the very best.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

You said it right - Ritvik ’ 2 & are not adding , oneside he say his father ask for raise for him, than he said it was a like PH will say me leave the show - than he say he doesn’t want to leave the show this is such a good show than ritvik Saudi don’t know what my father talk to PHthan he says my father was not rude , I didn’t wanted to work cause of Covid - if that so why both father and son doe linger around PH and ask salary hike 25 hrs work in pandemic, ritvik will be safe if PH will give him more money - they could simply say , I am afraid don’t want to work and save him rep rather his fathe4 playing Gabe .PH ha# big responsibility , TRP issues show need to be continue lot off ppls are involved PH lost already lost so much money cause of Covid yes Ritvik showed unprofessionalism now he is out making up story I send them message don’t want to work than why your dad asking more money -

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