For quite some time now, television actress Shilpa Shinde aka Angoori Bhabi of "Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai!" has been making headlines over her fall-out with the makers of the show.
After Shilpa stopped shooting for the show, accusing the production house of mental torture, some reports said the actress had decided to quit the show to be a part of "The Kapil Sharma Show." Soon after, "Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai!" producer Banaifer Kohli sent her a legal notice for breach of contract.
Extending support to the producer, TV czarina Ekta Kapoor took to Instagram to slam Shilpa for her unprofessionalism. She wrote: "#binaiferkohli d producer of d super hit #bhabhijigharpehai is taking legal action against their unprofessional actor! Producers on tv wodout IP work d hardest n earn d last! I urge all my fellow producers to stand by binaifer in her quest to get justice! [sic]"
Shilpa had expressed her disappointment with the production house claiming the channel wanted her to sign an exclusive contract, which would restrain her from doing other shows. Talking about the reports of Shilpa joining the cast of "The Kapil Sharma Show," Kohli said it was a breach of contract, according to an IANS report. Kohli added Shilpa's fee had been raised twice on her demand since she had entered into an agreement with the production house in September 2014.
The actress has said her co-stars from the show are insecure about her. In an interview with the Times of India, "Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai!" actress Saumya said Shilpa never discussed her problems with them. "All we knew that she stopped coming for the shoot. There is no question of harassment or torture on the sets. We all come, work, pack-up on time and the facilities are also good here. She never spoke to us about any of her problems. We had nothing to do with matter. I don't understand why our name was dragged into the entire controversy, [sic]" said the actress.
Talking about Shilpa's accusation of Saumya getting preferential treatment on the sets of the show, the actress said she had made it clear to the makers at the beginning of the show she would manage her own designer and make-up. "The producers were very sweet and very gracefully they agreed to this condition. This is also mentioned in my contract. So the question of preferential treatment does not arise. It was always mentioned in my contract. This was the only thing I asked for from my producers. Post this I haven't demanded anything from the producers, [sic]" she said.