Bigg Boss OTT 2’s dynamic duo, Jiya Shankar and Abhishek Malhan grabbed headlines for their friendship and brewing romance in the house. Recently, they did a song together titled Judaiyaan. But looks like things are taking an ugly turn between them. In several YouTube videos, Abhishek Malhan aka Fukra Insaan has mentioned “These Tv Actors” referring to the differences between YouTubers and actors. It seems like, Jiya Shankar who has been in the industry is miffed by such a categorization and has indirectly lashed out at Abhishek Malhan.
Did Jiya Shankar take an indirect dig at Abhishek Malhan?
On September 27, Jiya Shankar took to her Twitter handle and penned a long note slamming those people who categorize actors as ‘TV actors’. The Bigg Boss OTT 2 fame wrote, “These “TV ACTORS” some people make it sound like it’s an insult! We’re ACTORS. Period. We shall work in every single platform if gotten the opportunity and because we gotta pay our own bills doing what we LOVE to do! These actors audition every single day for different shows, ads, web, prints, films and face rejections like its a part of the process. Wishing hoping praying “ONE DAY” I’ll be on that silver screen/ I’ll be the lead face of a TV show, I’ll have my billboards all over the country.”
These “TV ACTORS” some people make it sound like it’s an insult ! We’re ACTORS. Period.— Jiyaa Shankar (@heyshankar_) September 27, 2023
We shall work in every single platform if gotten the opportunity and because we gotta pay our own bills doing what we LOVE to do !
These actors audition every single day for different shows,…
She further continued, “Laakho aate hai mumbai hero/heroine banne, ROZ! And talking about these “TV ACTORS” They work for more than 12hrs every single day !! Lead actors do not get days off! When the show ends/ goes off air, these “TV actors” go back to square one! “AUDITIONS” There are no shortcuts to success. RESPECT TO EVERY PROFESSION. Period. Ps .”
She also specified that she is not targeting any youtuber or content creator with this message. “This msg is firstly in general for everyone who put actors in a category ! And secondly as long as people in general who fight for their dreams to become/achieve something on their own will have immense respect in my heart. Be it Actors, Content creators or Youtubers ! In the end all of us are hustlers Actors become youtubers/influencers , youtubers become actors ! Many youtubers have “also” become actors/ have tried acting. if given a chance why wouldn’t/shouldn’t they ? Do what you can “IF” you can and IF YOU WANT TO ! Lastly #stayhumble peace out”, concluded Jiya.
Bond of Jiya Shankar and Abhishek Malhan
For those unversed, when the two were in Bigg Boss OTT 2, they came close to each other and romance brewed between them. In fact, Jiya even admitted having feelings for Abhishek in the house. Since then fans started calling them #Abhiya on social media.