Media is only interested in tv show leads.

By Anil Merani| Content is always considered the most important element in a successful TV show, while the actors can be replaceable. The second season of “Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin” has proved this fact once again, with the new lead actors Bhavika Arora and Shakti Arora receiving a lot of love from the audience.

Despite the naysayers who predicted the show’s failure after Neil Bhatt and Ayesha Singh’s exit, the Cockcrow & Shaika Entertainment team worked tirelessly to make the new duo a hit. However, according to a source, the media only praises the lead actors and ignores the production house’s efforts to make the show successful, which include story, set design, costumes, music, and more.

Actors are undoubtedly important as they bring the character to life, but they need good writing and a well-crafted character to work with. The creative team spends hours finding the perfect actor for the lead role and briefing them about the character and their backstory, which enables the actor to deliver their best performance.

It’s important to acknowledge the hard work of the director, who has to manage and get the best performance out of the cast within a limited time, while also dealing with last-minute script changes. Similarly, the editors also need more time to cut the show efficiently. Viewers only see the final cut version and are unaware of the effort that goes into the making of a show.

It’s unfortunate that only lead actors get the limelight, while the supporting cast is often overlooked. For example, on “Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin,” Ayesha Singh’s performance wouldn’t have been as impactful without a powerful antagonist like Aishwarya Sharma.

Lead actors often demand a huge sum of money, which eats up a significant portion of the show’s budget, leaving less for the supporting cast, set design, and other essential elements. Newcomers, who are ready to work for long hours and at a lower cost, are often preferred over established actors, who demand limited shifts and better working conditions. The lead actors get their own makeup rooms, while the supporting cast has to share space.