Rookie Ankita quits Agle Janam.. for Sony show

March 11th, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire  

March 11, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): With the clouds of recession clearing, TV channels are now bracing for some sunshine in the form of new shows. And new shows present an opportunity for rookie actors to bag plum projects even, if it comes at the cost of relinquishing their existing work.

Rookie actress Ankita Sharma, who plays Ratna in the popular Zee daily Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo, has bagged the lead in DJ’s upcoming daily on Sony TV. Sharma has left Agle Janam on a short notice thereby upsetting the show’s producers.

A source from the production chides, “Her’s is not a main character, but currently she was playing the parallel lead. It’s very unprofessional on her part to leave the show on a notice of eight days. The production house might contemplate legal action against her. A lot of these young actors lack professionalism. They think they’ve become stars in a few weeks and resort to such means.”

Defending herself, Sharma says, “There’s no question of them taking such action as I never entered into any agreement with them. Even before taking the show, I’d informed them that I was eyeing new shows and in case something comes up, I’d leave Agle Janam. I have served a notice of 13 days. Besides anything else, I haven’t signed for DJ’s show yet.”

Siddhart Tewary, Agle janam’s producer, isn’t perturbed by the turn of events. He says, “Neither this issue nor the actress are important to discuss. Ankita was playing a small character for just about a month and if she has got another show then it’s good for her.”

Meanwhile, a source from DJ’s informs, “We’re coming up with a daily for Sony. Ankita Sharma has been all but finalized for the lead. This is going to be an emotional love story wherein the protagonist is an orphan who is married by her guardian to a handsome boy. However, this boy is already having a secret affair. The plot goes around these lines. The show will only come after IPL.”

-Mayur Lookhar/ Sampurn Wire

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