Celebrities launch motion demanding royalties for reruns

Quite a lot of celebrities have united to talk out towards TV channels for not paying them royalties for the reruns of their dramas.

“It’s about time,” remarked Imran Abbas, sharing a submit with the hashtag #GiveRoyaltiesToArtists.

Photograph: Instagram/Imran Abbas

Sarwat Gilani, Mahira Khan, Sarah Khan and Mikaal Zulfiqar have shared the identical submit too. 

The controversy on royalties was first began by Naumaan Ijaz, who in an interview revealed that he was paid for reruns solely as soon as for his PTV drama Nijaat within the 1990’s. Mikaal Zulfiqar then expressed his disappointment over not being paid for a number of reruns of his 2015 drama Diyar-e-Dil.

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The controversy gained momentum after TV veteran Naila Jafry, who has been battling most cancers for six years, launched a video asking channels to pay for re-airing dramas. Like Naumaan Ijaz, she confirmed that PTV used to pay royalties however the idea doesn’t exist now.

Ushna Shah known as on the federal government to offer actors with insurance coverage and retirement plans and Yasir Hussain lamented that technicians and artists work on and receives a commission as soon as for a undertaking, however the channel reruns it 20 occasions and earns from it.

Senator Faisal Javed introduced final week that he’s in talks with stakeholders for a invoice that may be sure that artists in Pakistan obtain monetary credit for his or her work.

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