The sudden death of TV actor Abir Goswami from a heart attack has raised the perennial issue of unearthly hours and dreadful work conditions afforded to television actors.
Actor Ronit Roy, who has been working in the television industry for over 15 years and has now phased out into big-screen acting, says the arduous hours and deplorable work conditions provided on the sets of television serials are potentially dangerous for the health of the cast and crew. “The conditions under which TV actors work are unimaginable,” says Ronit who has been part of TV shows such as Kasautii Zindagii Kay and Bandini.
“We have to work almost non-stop for 14-16 hours in the most unhygienic conditions. I was once shooting for my serial, Adaalat, on a set erected right next to a garbage dump...day and night! By evening, the whole place would