Even as the tiff between Shilpa Shinde, who played the role of Angoori in "Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai!," and the producer of the show, Binaifer Kohli, continues to make headlines, Shilpa seems to have landed in fresh trouble after shooting for a commercial in a look similar to Angoori's.
The actress, however, denied that she shot for the commercial as Angoori, adding that she had not breached the exclusive contract regarding the character, Angoori.
"From which angle do I look like Angoori? You guys tell me. I have left the whole thing behind. I do not want to look behind. In fact, they even asked me to take the ulta pallulook, but I blatantly refused. As for me breaching the contract again, I have signed an exclusivity contract of the character of Angoori and not Shilpa Shinde. Why should I not take up other work?" Shilpa told India Forums.
According to initial reports, the actress sarcastically told a channel during the ad shoot that she agreed to do the commercial because she had been thrown out of the show and had no work. "I have been accused of throwing tantrums and ousted from the show. Now, these people are ready to bear my tantrums so I have got work in the form of this ad (laughs). They (producers of Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai) have been saying that I want to wear designer saris and jewellery, so this is my designer sari, and jewellery (showing off her sari and jewellery)," Bollywood Life cited DNA.
"Shilpa has an exclusivity contract (the intellectual property rights belong to the channel) and she cannot appear as Angoori bhabi anywhere without permission. And by not doing the serial and shooting for the ad in the same get-up, she is inviting more trouble for herself," a source said.
Besides Shilpa, other actresses Devoleena Bhattacharjee aka Gopi bahu of "Saath Nibhana Saathiya," Drashti Dhami aka Gayatri of "Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani" and Deepika Singh aka Sandhya of "Diya Aru Baati Hum," were also part of the commercial. Devoleena and Deepika had also shared some pictures of the ad shoot on their Instagram pages.