Popular Television show ‘Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain‘ fame Shilpa Shinde, well-known for playing Angoori Bhabhi, has alleged mental torture and a threat to her career following which she has quit the show. She has claimed that Benaifer Kohli, the producer of the show, is a “terror on sets”. The production house and the channel have slammed Shilpa, saying she is throwing tantrum and has stopped showing up for work.
“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. I am extremely upset about the whole issue and especially with the fact that they have mentioned about me being unprofessional and one who throws tantrums. I have had a lot of issues but never did I crib about anything, but after such a statement, I am very upset and have stopped shooting,” a report in a leading English daily quoted her as saying.
Shilpa claims her pay was not revised even after the show completed a year and she was forced to shoot even when she was unwell.
“They never gave me any off. I underwent a surgery for appendix, but these people called me within three days... I have a migraine problem. I even worked when I suffered from throat infection. I was on antibiotics but I never had them as I used to feel sleepy after taking medicines. I did everything for the show but this is what I am getting in return,” she told the daily.
“She is a terror on the sets. Benafir mentally tortures actors. Ask the actors who have worked with her. I am planning to file a mental harassment case against her,” Shilpa said about Benaifer.
The producer backfired on Shilpa and told a website: “Shilpa was signed for a certain amount on the condition that she won’t ask for a raise. But within the first year, she asked for a raise twice and was given on both occasions. So what is she talking about? She finally said that if we don’t raise her fee a third time, she will stop coming on the sets under the pretext of a migraine. And see, that’s what she’s doing.”
“Since she 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,” she added.