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Rubina Dilaik recalls selling two houses after producer falsely penalised her for Rs 16 lakh

Actor Rubina Dilaik recalled how she had to sell off two houses and a car because she was penalised for Rs 16 lakhs several years ago.

rubina dilaikRubina Dilaik spoke about her financial difficulties. (Photo: Rubina Dilaik/Instagram)

Actor Rubina Dilaik shot to fame with her debut television show Choti Bahu. However, her journey in the entertainment industry was not always rosy. In a recent interview, Rubina opened up about her initial years in Mumbai, and how she had to sell two houses because she wasn’t paid for her work for several months. On top of that, she said, she was penalised for unprofessional behaviour, allegations that she claimed weren’t true.

The actor spoke about an incident in 2011 when she was made to pay a whopping amount of money as penalty. Narrating the incident, Rubina told Bollywood Bubble, “My payments were due for nine months. I used to call my production house and producers, visit their office and plead them to pay me because I had to pay EMIs for my house.” She said that one day she came to realise that the payments were not being made as she had to pay a certain amount in penalties. “I get this ledger sort of thing with uplinks, which you file when the shoot get delayed and you have to pay penalty,” Rubina said, and went onto narrate how she was made to pay penalties worth Rs 16 lakh.

“None of these events were true,” the actor claimed, adding that the episode became a lesson for her, but she has “no regrets, no complaints.” However, she admitted that she was “devastated” when all of this happened to her. “I had to sell off my first house in the city. I didn’t buy a house since then. I was way behind my commitments and EMIs. I sold off my car. That is when I decided I don’t want to live in uncertainty, insecurity and constant anxiety,” she replied, adding that she “didn’t have work for two years.” She decided never to purchase a house again, and live only on rent. “I had two houses at that time, I had to sell them off.”

Rubina is married to Abhinav Shukla. The two had appeared on Bigg Boss 14. Rubina also emerged as the winner of the reality show.

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First published on: 11-12-2021 at 18:38 IST
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