We live in an age where loyalty is not often rewarded. TV actors aren"t much different from a normal employee, who despite giving his heart and soul to the company, struggles to get his/her increment. One solace for an employee is that he/she gets their basic pay. Compared to employees, actors are well paid professionals, but gone are the days when they got their desired fees.
Recession has forced the producers and the channels to operate with tight budgets. Thus however dear an actor may be, the producer simply won"t oblige. One such unlucky chap is Kunal Verma, who was among the blue-eyed-boys of Ekta Kapoor.
The actor, who shot to fame as Yug of Tujh Sang Preet Lagai Sajna, was offered to play a parallel lead in Balaji Telefilms" desi version of Twilight, but low budget forced the actor to snub it.
Verma confirms the news, “Yes, I was offered a role in Balaji Telefilms" upcoming show on Star One. I really liked the concept. Post Tujh Sangh Preet Lagayi Sajna, I wanted to do something different. This (Star One show) offered me that but sadly, the budget couldn"t work out. I won"t blame anyone. The market is really bad these days. Recession or not, low budgets are the order of the day."
Verma"s fans needn"t be disappointed as he would be back in the coming months.“ Balaji show might not have happened but I got few exciting offers up my sleeve. These shows will take some time. I"m likely to sign for one of them. Hopefully, I should be back in a few months time," he sighed.
Verma"s fans hope that these months soon turn into days.