What worse can happen? When your work becomes the place of utter discrimination for you. Recently on Twitter, Gulshan Devaiah shared that- apart from nepotism, there are other things in Bollywood that need to change. He says, “So much tamasha is made about nepotism” people are segregated based on their job profile, with separate dining areas also need to be done away with.
“What bothers me more than Nepotism in Bollywood” S1 E02:— Gulshan Devaiah (@gulshandevaiah) June 28, 2021
Sets that segregate people based on their job profile with separate dining areas.
Gulshan told Hindustan Times “It’s a very common occurrence. It happens across the entire spectrum, be it film sets, ad shoots or TV sets. I’ve been seeing this since the time I’ve been working here. It doesn’t happen on every set, but a lot of sets do segregate.”
While work culture can be hard to survive following politics, discrimination, wage gaps and, the list goes on and on. Gulshan’s Tweet opened up a can of worms with other Twitter users from within the industry coming forward to talk about the workplace segregation in Bollywood.
Not just separate dining area but also separate quality of food. 🙁— Keyu shah (@keyu_shah) June 28, 2021
Socially awkward distancing.— Sarcas_me (@Churanetor) June 28, 2021
Sets, corporates, the works. https://t.co/zneEoGkwBG— Renuka Vyavahare (@renukaVyavahare) June 28, 2021
I've worked as an AD, and I absolutely hated this. As far as I've heard this isn't the case with Rohit Shetty. He's known to treat his crew quite well. It works both ways actually. I was once eating from the fighters area and got called out ki aap yahaan se kyun khaa rahe ho.— Harihar (@harihar_goswami) June 28, 2021
Hahaha… Yes exactly. I've worked as an unpaid AD in one television show for biggest production house. Each crew has their different menu. Spot definitely not having paneer, sweet or any another food item that probably camera or production crew are having.— An Animess (@An_Animesh) June 28, 2021
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s set believes in Method Acting for the crew too. Even the spot boy of one specific group of payscale is not allowed to fetch water for someone from another group of lower payscale.— Momita Jaisi (@momitajaisi) June 28, 2021
No wonder the sets are like Taj Mahal, new ways of cutting their hands off.
Reminds me of that Friends episode where Joey works at Ross’ museum and goes against the rules of White Coats and Blue Coats pic.twitter.com/yyFXKxxHiL— Omkar Kulkarni #RestoreTheSnyderVerse オムカルクルカルニ (@om2kool) June 28, 2021
Unfortunately this happens every where.. Research institutions, corporate offices, defence services (have seen it happen first hand), government offices.. separate dining areas, difference in quality of food, separate washrooms, separate lifts in buildings for officers and staff— pooja barak (@Barak_Pooja) June 29, 2021
A 1st AD on n TVC asked me to stop eating, take my plate and move as I was junior and cannot sit on table with director & DoP. I stopped eating. It was disgusting. Not to forget kebabs hidden below buffet table are not for those on whose backs sets run.— sakshi gulati (@sakshi_gulati21) June 29, 2021
In an industry with high levels of lowly educated 'stars', their families and star-kids, coupled with elitism, in a country like India riddled with vices like casteism & social untouchability, I can never expect much from these folks!— Khatavkar Sourabh🇮🇳 (@Khatavkar_IN) June 28, 2021
That's why we need more like people you!✌🏼
Happens in Hollywood as well. There’s a class hierarchy when it come to who eats where. Some productions also have different pay scales for extras.— Aseem Chhabra (@chhabs) June 28, 2021
We all deserve dignity and this segregation must stop.