Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the assistant director of the second unit of the TV serial Balika Vadhu, Ram Vriksha Gaur is now selling vegetables in Azamgarh, his native place. The director was reportedly all set to start working on a new film before the lockdown. Now, with the shoot of the film stalled indefinitely, Ram has taken over his father's business.
Annup Sonii, who played one of the lead characters in the now off-air show Balika Vadhu, reacted to the news. On Twitter, Annup informed that the team of Balika Vadhu is looking into the matter and they are reaching out to him for help. "It's sad... Our Balika vadhu team got to know and getting in touch with him to help," Annup tweeted.
Our Balika vadhu team got to know and getting in touch with him to help...
— Anup Soni (@soniiannup) September 28, 2020
Talking to a publication about Ram, the actor called him a positive and self-respecting person. Annup further added that the team of Balika Vadhu is talking to Ram, a second unit director, for his bank account details to make necessary transactions. "Actually a lot of people did not know because he worked as a second unit director. What I have understood from Balika Vadhu team is that they are trying to get his account details. He is someone who owns a house in Mumbai, he is a very positive, self-respecting guy. So, the team is talking to him and to get his account details, and the whole Balika Vadhu team has agreed that as soon as we get the account details from him, we will contribute to help him, whatever he needs, in whichever way," Annup said.
Annup further added that though he can help Ram financially but can't guarantee a job in the industry as that is a creative decision. "Monetary help is only what we can do, if I am actor I can't guarantee somebody about a direction job or an acting job because that is a creative decision. The people whom he has worked with, like producers and directors they are in touch with him. That is what I have checked with them and also offered them that let me know whatever monetary help I can do," he added.
(Source: Twitter/India Today)