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Shilpa Shinde of Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain in legal trouble; is it because of The Kapil Sharma Show?

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:57 IST

Yesterday, Catch reported that telly actress Shilpa Shinde of Bhabhiji Gha Par Hain is planning to send a legal notice to the makers of the show citing mental torture as the reason for leaving the show.

Now a latest development indicates that the TV production house -Edit II - has sent a legal notice to the actress stating that she has breached her contract.

Shilpa has quit shooting for the comedy drama and has reportedly also signed The Kapil Sharma Show. However, according to the production house, her contract clearly states that she can't take up offers from other competitive channels. Giving out an official statement in the media, Benaifer Kohli, Head, Edit II production house, said:

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"Since she (Shilpa Shinde) is the one to repeatedly breach the contract, we have sent across a legal notice to her and we will take necessary actions against her as instructed by our team of lawyers."

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Earlier, talking about the issue, Shilpa mentioned that unavailability of a tailor on the set and a refusal in pay hike prompted her to take this step. And therefore, she decided to send a legal notice to the production.

However, Kohli has a completely opposite stance. According to her, Shilpa had entered into an agreement with the production house in September 2014, and since then, her fee has been increased twice on her demand. She added:

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"She now wants to us to allow her to take up projects on competing channels. When it was pointed out that the contract clearly stated an 'exclusivity clause', she stated that she never had the intention of adhering to terms of exclusivity."

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Kohli also added that Shilpa has been reporting late for shoots, ordering her own costumes while there was a designated leading designer, and "arm-twisting us to pay" for the same.

While Shilpa has appeared quite vocal in the media, she has reportedly sent out a letter to Edit II stating health issues as reason to stop shooting for the show.

"We have heard from media reports that she is planning to take up another show to be broadcast on a competing channel in blatant breach of her contractual obligations. If she has stopped shooting with us citing health issues like migraine, then it's surprising that she is medically fit to consider taking up another show," Kohli said.

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A popular face on television today, Shilpa has been essaying the character of Angoori on the show. Saumya Tandon, Rohitash Gaud and Aashif Sheikh comprise the rest of the cast.

-- With inputs from IANS

First published: 16 March 2016, 1:54 IST
 
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