“Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain” actress Shilpa Shinde aka Angoori bhabhi, who stopped shooting for the hit serial, has been recently ordered by CINTAA (Cine & TV Artistes Association) to resume shoot immediately. However, the actress continues to defy the orders. The actor says that she will now also take the legal route while dealing with the producers of 'Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain', after she was served a legal notice by the producers and was also asked to refrain from "making any negative comments against the channel and the producers".
Justifying CINTAA’s decision of asking Shilpa to resume shoot, Amit Behl who is the Joint Secretary of the association and also the Chairman of the dispute committee told IndianExpress.com, “It has reached a point where the artist (Shilpa Shinde) is not able to understand and she has gone and said that CINTAA is a producers’ body and not an actors body. I have received a call from Channel Head also. Now this show is the channel’s driver. Unfortunately, she is breaking the contract. She spoke to me also and instead of speaking logic she started crying over the phone”.
Speaking on the legal notice, served on the behalf of the program producer, the actor termed it as 'blackmailing tactics', saying, "I don't know why I should react because initially, they said I was throwing tantrums and that's why they were replacing me. Then, I got to know that Rashami Desai was replacing me. So where is the replacement now? When I asked them to apologise to me if they wanted me back, I was told to sit at home. The producers said that the show would go on with Saumya Tandon, Aashif Sheikh and Rohitash ji, but they were getting messages from fans asking them to end the show if I wasn't in it. Why am I being sent a legal notice and then asked to go back to the sets within 48 hours if they don't need me? If they have so many problems with me, why are they calling me back? I am very surprised. They have humiliated me so much. I am a human being, not a punching bag. Now, I will also go through the legal route".
The reason behind leaving the show, according to Shilpa, was initially health issues; lately she blamed the producer, Benaifer Kohli for her “hostile and unprofessional attitude”. She has also allegedly accused Kohli of harassment and threatening to damage her career.
Shilpa has received a lot of adulation for her hilarious role and all famous catch line 'Sahi Pakde Hain', which has made way into many households. Just a couple of months since it went on air, the serial has enjoyed an increasing fanfare perching itself pretty in the top ranks of television shows, full credit to the two lovely (and talented) Bhabhis - Angoori and Anita.