Her dialogue 'Sahi pakde hain' may have become hugely popular but Shilpa Shinde of Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain, may not be playing Angoori Bhabhi on the show anymore.
The actor recently revealed that she has been facing mental harassment from the makers of Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain for some time now and she has finally decided to quit the show. Shinde, who wasn't the first choice for the role, has become a household name with Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain. In fact, the comedy show has surfaced as the face of &TV.
The show has become so popular that its TRPs are rivaling those of the most successful Hindi TV comedy show so far -- Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma. So what is bothering Shinde? She explains:
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"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 the crisis and was hoping they would reciprocate in my time of need.
It has been a year and there is no tailor on the set. They couldn't pay the dress designer and I had no choice but to use my own clothes, which I even stitch on the set. Being a fashion-conscious actress, I can't be shabbily dressed on the show. As far as asking them to revise my money, it's my right. The show has completed a year and I am due for a fee revision."
Shilpa has also alleged that she is disheartened to realise that no member of the cast and crew has come out to support her. She explained:
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"What is more disheartening is that no one supported me in this issue and commented back, not even my co-actors who know about me. I am now planning to take legal action against them and will only come back to the show if they openly apologise to me for this defamation."
In other news, Shinde has been offered The Kapil Sharma Show. Reportedly, Shilpa has been asked to fill in bua's (Upasana Singh) space in the team. Singh is not with Kapil's team and is continuing to play her character on Krushna Abhishek's Comedy Nights Live. Confirming the news to a leading daily, Shilpa said:
"Yes, I have been approached for the show. However, nothing has been finalised yet. If things workout, I will do the show. It is a dream for any actor to be part of Kapil's team."