We know them as actors who enrapture their fans when they
enact roles on the screen. But earlier this month they united
for another reason: to put together a bunch of people who
would represent their interests through the Cine & TV
Artistes Association (Cintaa) for the years 2013-2014.
those who made it to the podium after a full day of voting
in Mumbai and two days of counting thereafter figured: the
Johnny Lever group, Rakhi Sawant and Sahila Chaddha. And then
it was the turn of those elected to put together the various
committees to look after their specific interests. This is
what was achieved and announced recently.
executive committee has Johnny Lever re-elected as the president,
Mahabharat fame Gajendra Chauhan bagged the vice-president's
post, film director Dharmesh Tiwari pipped everyone to become
general secretary, veteran actor Aron Baali the treasurer.
And guess what: the feisty and fiery Rakhi Sawant blazed through
the ranks to be elected as joint secretary.
executive committee members include former Miss India and
actress Sahila Chaddha, actor Gulshan Pandey, veteran Indian
actor Susheel Parashar, Sudhir Pandey known for his work in
Matrubhoomi: A Nation Without Women, Pankaj Dheer best known
for his role as Karna in epic TV series, Mahabharata, Raza
Murad known for his negative roles in films, Shagufta Ali
known as 'Chaiji' in Star Plus fiction series Veera and last
but not the least Indian film and television actor Rajiv Verma.
Cintaa has also put in place a sub-committee to address
specific issues which need resolution: Rakhi Sawant is the
chairperson of 'Dispute Settlement Committee'; Pankaj Dheer
is the chairperson of 'Scrutiny Committee', whereas Sudhir
Pandey is the chairperson of 'Vigilance Committee', Sahila
Chaddha is the chairperson of 'Care Committee', Raza Murad
is the chairperson of 'Programme Committee' and Gajendra
Chauhan the 'Public Relation Committee'.
general secretary Dharmesh Tiwari states: "We are quite
satisfied with the new elected committee team. This year
our main concern will be towards the payment of conveyance
to the artistes. Actors are not given their due respect
when it comes to payment and conveyance. The actors who
shoot for four or five days in TV serials should be given
their payment at that particular or next day. Nowadays actors
are not even provided with conveyance a facility which is
the right of every artiste. Every year, we as a team try
to safeguard the interest of the artistes and we will try
to do so in the future as well."