Here's some bad news for the fans of Shilpa Shinde, who plays the role of Angoori Bhabhi in popular sitcom "Bhabi ji Ghar Par Hai!"
According to a report in The Times of India, the makers are having a tough time shooting with Shilpa. The actress has been throwing tantrums on the sets and also has monetary issues with the production house. This has led the makers to mull over the idea of replacing her with another actress. In fact, they have already started looking for a new actress, who will step into her shoes.
"She has started using her own costumes and has even hired a stylist, which has upped the show's budget. She also wants her fee to be revised and keeps threatening to quit if her demands are not met. The makers have already started auditioning for a new actress to step into her shoes," a source told the daily.
However, Shilpa has claimed that she wanted to quit the show on medical grounds besides having troubles with the production house. "I have been mentally tortured by the channel and the production house. They have threatened to sabotage my career if I take up work on rival channels. Initially, Rashami Desai was finalised for the part; I was roped in when she opted out abruptly. I have stood by them during crisis and was hoping they would reciprocate in my time of need," she said.
"I have expressed a desire to quit the show as I am medically unfit. I didn't even get time to consult a doctor when I suffered from a severe throat infection. They even use up my unblocked five days to promote their events. I don't get time for myself," Shilpa added.
The actress has been accused of using her own costumes and hiring a stylist, and in her defence she said that since the production house couldn't pay the dress designer, she had no option but to hire a professional on her own. As for demanding a fee hike, Shilpa said that the show has completed a year and hence she deserves a fee revision.
However, according to a Telly Chakkar report, producer Benaifer Kohli has refuted reports of Shilpa walking out of the show, claiming that she is still a part of it.
Shilpa, with her excellent performance and comic timing, turned out to be one of viewers' favourite television actresses within a short period of time. However, if Shilpa decides to quit the show, it will surely disappoint millions of her fans who watch the show for her.