Actress Tina Dutta recently spoke out against the CINTAA memorandum which formalizes rules for those actors who work on television in the Indian film industry. The rules that are causing the biggest uproar are those that state that an actor can be docked pay for arriving to set late and actors must stay with a show for a minimum of three years. These rules are now going to be enforced because film producers are complaining that they are losing huge sums of money when stars leave their shows as soon as they become television hits and also when actors arrive on set late.
Tina Dutta expressed her anger over the prospect of possibly being docked money for arriving late on set and in response stated that "We are here to perform and entertain people; we are not laborers."
When this statement was raised some entertainment insiders were shocked because in one sense she is biting the hand that feeds her. Many of her fans are hard working labourers who understand that they must arrive at work on time or be fined or fired and here is a woman that they support and admire both for her looks and her ability to act and she is basically saying that she should not be held to similar standards.
Sometimes when an actress reaches a certain level of stardom they forget why they are popular and that is her fans. Some entertainment insiders wonder if she has been acting like a diva on the set of her television show "Uttaran" and arriving late because of how angry she was at the new CINTAA memorandum.
Tina Dutta is one of the most attractive and popular actress on Indian television but she might have a public relations nightmare on her hands concerning her relationship with her fans because of her comments. Experience will teach her that fans are loyal but in the competitive world of Indian entertainment it is the fans that make one great and thus there are some comments that should not be made as they can potentially come back to haunt one's career and popularity going forward.