Zee TV sacks Karan Singh Grover from ‘Qubool Hai’
Having tolerated his tantrums for months on end, Zee TV has asked Karan Singh Grover – the lead of ‘Qubool Hai’– to leave the show. His unprofessional behavior and lack of commitment towards the show are the primary reasons for which the channel has decided to take such a drastic step against the actor. Karan Singh Grover, who rose to fame and stardom once again enacting the role of Asad in ‘Qubool Hai’ has struck a wrong chord with the makers of the show because of his irascible behaviour.
A source from the sets shares the details on what compelled the channel to take such a step, “Karan, unfortunately, has a history of being notorious and obnoxious when success favours him..he had done the same thing when he was the lead for ‘Dill Mill Gayye’ where he behaved in an extremely unprofessional manner and left the show in its peak. On ‘Qubool Hai’, we have always tried to accommodate and tolerate all his no-shows, late reporting, whims and fancies but Karan seems to have no regard for this show which gave him so much fame and adulation. He was the most pampered on the sets. But, he has been extremely unprofessional for the past few months. He showed no interest in the show. Due to his unavailability and tantrums, the storyline had to be changed constantly. Where most lead actors work for a minimum five days in a week for a daily fiction series, Karan reported on the sets for barely 5 hours in a week. Being an alcoholic didn’t help matters either as his drinking issues had him come on the sets in an inebriated condition at times, upsetting the shoot and other actors schedules. He doesn’t even cooperate with his co-actors. All this made it impossible for the unit to work with him. We are working towards an important highpoint and he doesn’t give us time citing illness and then we hear that he is holidaying someplace. Not acceptable for a daily fiction series. The creative team has had a tough time with him and his nonchalant and indifferent attitude could not be tolerated any longer so the channel has decided to replace him. The show’s content could not suffer beyond a point!”
On being asked about this move, Mr. Ajay Bhalwankar, the Content Head of ZEEL, said, “Unprofessional behaviour will be always accorded with strict disciplinary action. Actors should not take things lightly when they agree to be a part of a show as their erratic behaviour can affect the livelihoods of many others who are working on it. No actor can hold shoots or dictate their terms and conditions to an extent that it hampers the show. We have initiated legal action and will announce his replacement soon.”
Sometime back the same fate was meted out to Ulka Gupta for her lack of dedication towards ‘Khelti Hai Zindagi Ankh Micholi’.