'Panchayat 3' Fame, Jitendra Kumar Reacts To Rumours Of Getting Rs. 70K Per Episode, 'Nothing Good'

In a recent interview, Jitendra Kumar talked about the success of 'Panchayat 3' and also reacted to the on-going rumours of him getting a whopping fee from the makers of the series.


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'Panchayat 3' Fame, Jitendra Kumar Reacts To Rumours Of Getting Rs. 70K Per Episode, 'Nothing Good'

Jitendra Kumar has already mesmerised everyone with his method acting. Popularly known as 'Jitu bhaiya' for his appearance in the series, Kota Factory, he is already counted amongst one of the highest-paid actors in the industry. He was last seen in the third season of the TV series, Panchayat, wherein he played the role of 'Abhishek Tripathi'. Released on May 28, 2024, the series also stars Durgesh, Raghubir Yadav, and Faisal Malik, among others. 

Jitendra Kumar on Panchayat's massive success

Now, in an interview with the Hindustan Times, Jitendra Kumar discussed returning to the Amazon Prime Video show, the Panchayat series' third installment. Written by Chandan Kumar and directed by Deepak Kumar Mishra, The Viral Fever creation got a positive response from the entire nation. Thus, talking about the same, Jitendra mentioned how he showed the pure form of himself in the series and that the love he got from his fans was extremely overwhelming. In his words:

“As an actor, the show has changed a lot of things for me. But when it comes to my personal life, not much has changed. I have just intrigued minimal changes in my life to make it more comfortable. As an actor, when your show becomes such a massive hit, and gets love from all quarters, it comes with more opportunities to better films, work on better scripts and work with interesting filmmakers. It becomes my responsibility to try to do the work in a more creative and interesting way to meet the expectation of my fans. And that’s what my attempt is… That I add more and push myself more in my future projects to maintain the position.”

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Further, Jitendra mentioned how the life of his on-screen character in the series revolves around the life of an engineering graduate who, due to the lack of a better job opportunity, joins a panchayat office as a secretary in a village named Phulera in Uttar Pradesh. Thus, the focus on his character's journey excited him very much, and although the makers wanted to try something different, he, too, added a sense of energy to bring it to life. Jitendra added:

“When I read the script for the third season, it seemed really interesting to me…. And it wasn’t like the makers were trying too hard to do something different. They are telling new stories and interesting situations in the same space. I was very excited about it… And revisited the character with more energy and without any pressure. In the end, what works is the good script, and we rely on that.”

Reports claimed Jitendra Kumar was the highest-paid actor in the Panchayat series

Earlier, according to a report in ABP Live, it was claimed that Jitendra charged a sum of Rs. 70,000 per episode to portray the role of 'Abhishek Tripathi' in Panchayat 3. The third installment of the acclaimed web series has eight episodes. Thus, it makes Jitendra's total fee to be around Rs. 5,60,000. Well, it was also reported that with these fee, he also became the highest-paid actor among his castmates, followed by actor Neena Gupta, who earned Rs. 50,000 per episode. 

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Jitendra reacts to rumours that he's the highest-paid actor on Panchayat 3

In the same conversation, Jitendra reacted to the rumours around him being the highest-paid actor among the castmates on Panchayat 3. He mentioned that without confirming or denying the rumours, the trend of discussion around one’s remuneration is not good. He mentioned:

“Well, I think discussing somebody’s salary and financial matters is really unfair. Nothing good comes out of the discussion, and it’s not even fruitful. So, I think one should avoid falling for any such rumours, they should not be a thing”.

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