TV actors deserve to be paid more than film stars: Akshay
Mumbai, Sep 14 PTI : From judging reality shows to promoting his films on daily soaps, actor Akshay Kumar has been frequent on the small screen and believes that television actors work harder than movie stars and deserve a better package of pay.
The 50-year-old actress says that television artists must be permanently on their toes and offer their best results in a short time.
“I admire television artists more than the people in my industry because their work is difficult. We (the actors of the cinema) do not make a quarter of the hard work that the actors of the television do. I respect them very much. They work a lot harder and I feel they should be paid more (than the movie stars). Otherwise, they should at least get what we pay for.
“They have to read 12-15 pages of script, which gives them minutes back from the writer.But what a writer will do in what he has ordered (his bosses) and will change things Everything happens so fast, they (writers) think about things and change things, “Akshay said in an interview here.
The feature “Toilette: Ek Prem Katha” says that he has seen how the TV actors work endlessly, while he promoted on the small screen.
“Television is not easy because you are constantly working, and many cameras are watching you, and I have learned to admire the people who work on television shows, whether it is the artist or other members of the team. We film actors who do not value things, “he said. .
Without naming a show, Akshay reveals that his mother is an ardent fan of some television series.
“My mother watches a lot of television shows, she’s stuck on television, she does not watch movies with as much interest as she sees television shows.”
After “Khatron Ke Khiladi”, “Master Chef” and “Dare to Dance”, the National Award-winning actor returns on television with “Great Indian Laughter Challenge” as a judge.
The show makes a comeback after nine years with its fifth season, with popular comedians such as Zakir Khan, Mallika Dua and Hussain Dalal as mentors.
Akshay says he was following the show earlier because he was a big fan of the comedy genre.
The show launches on Star Plus from September 30th.