Sushant Singh Axed From "Savdhaan India" For Protesting Against CAB

Imran Asif Fazal |Dec 19, 2019

Actor Sushant Singh was told that his contract was terminated due to budgetary constraints faced by the channel.

Actor Sushant Singh alleged that he was sacked from Savdhaan India due to his participation in a protest against Citizen Amendment Act held in Mumbai. Sushant has been part of the crime show since 2012. He informed about the news of his exit from the show on Twitter. He wrote that his stint with Savdhaan India has ended. However, it has been claimed that due to budgetary constraints such decision was taken by Star Bharat.

Singh Since past few days protests are being held across the country against Indian government over implementation of Citizen Amendment Act. Sushant Singh has always been vocal about social issues. He is also General Secretary of Cine & TV Artists Association (CINTAA). During the protest, Sushant Singh condemned Delhi police for using brutal force against Jamia Milia University students. Sources revealed that channel wanted to get rid of the actor for participating in the protest which targets Indian government agencies.

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During an interview with a news agency, Sushant Singh revealed that his contract with the channel was to end on 15 January but the channel informed him about the termination of contract. The actor was told by the management that due to monetary constraints his contracts has been terminated. To which he said that being associated with the show for past so many years, he could have adjusted the fees. During the interview he also claimed that he believes in raising his voice when it is a serious issue and if i have to lose my show than it is very small price to pay for activism.


Reacting to strong criticism from netizens and television artists, spokesperson from Star Bharat released a statement which said that the channel is dismayed by the reactions regarding its show Savdhaan India. The statement claimed that during its seven year journey, Star Bharat has experimented on multiple actors. It claimed that the upcoming format of Savdhaan India does not require any presenter and a new contract was not signed. It further stated that the channel does not incline to any political views or seeks political influence from its talent.


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