A few television personalities like Parth Samthaan, Vikas Gupta, Pratyusha Banerjee and Ratan Rajput had a bad start in the year 2016 and now Kaala Teeka actor Bhupinder Singh joins the list.
Apparently, the lead actor of ZEE TV's show Kaala Teeka, Bhupinder slapped 55-year-old production head of the show, Rajendra Upadhayay.
According to the Tellychakkar report, Bhupinder had asked for a cosmetic solution (used to enhance the looks for actors). Since, the call time was early, shops were not open. The actor started throwing a fit.
The production team apologised for the inconvenience and asked Bhupinder to be patient. They even asked him to commence shooting. But Bhupinder didn't stop and started hurling abuses at the production head Rajendra. Shockingly, when Rajendra tried to confront Bhupinder, the latter pushed and slapped Rajendra!
Looking into the seriousness of the issue, the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), immediately took action and decided to ban Bhupinder from any professional assignment for the next three months!
Upset with the whole incident, Rajendra was quoted by Tellychakkar as saying, "I am saddened by the behaviour. I have been working in the industry for the last 20 years with DJ's. Never ever someone behaved so rudely with me. People should be professional, not get personal. I was not being arrogant, I was trying to help him, but he chose to be brash."
The Member of Dispute Committee CINTAA, Amit Behl confirmed the incident. He was quoted by the website as saying, "Yes, it's true that Bhupinder slapped a production guy on the set. The Federation (FWICE) has taken action already, and the actor has been banned for three months."
He added, "Bhupinder is now coming to the CINTAA office to meet us. But we do not know whether the ban can be revoked. It is a Catch 22 situation as the producers do not even have today's telecast ready, and that means the actor cannot shoot."
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