Shilpa Shinde gets last warning to return to BJGPH sets but will she?
Shinde refused to shoot any further for the serial, where she plays the demure Angoor Bhabhi, citing mental torture at the hands of the producers.tv Updated: Mar 23, 2016 17:27 IST
The Cine & TV Artistes Association (CINTAA), the governing body for small screen actors in India, has given one last chance to Shilpa Shinde, TV’s latest controversy queen, to return to work and resume shooting for her show on &TV, Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai. Shinde refused to shoot any further for the serial, where she plays the demure Angoor Bhabhi, citing mental torture at the hands of the producers.
A report in The Indian Express, quoted Amit Behl, joint secretary of CINTAA, as saying: “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.”
Behl also said that he heard everyone’s side of the story - Shilpa’s, producer’s and the broadcaster’s - and found her to be unfair. He said that she had renewed her contract, her fees has been increased but she is still throwing tantrums which the producers are still tolerating only because she is part of the most popular show on the channel. He added that she is beyond reason in this case and unable to understand.
“When we heard out everything, we realised there was no torture. We tried telling her that but finally you can’t talk to a wall. So we have issued a showcause notice to her but beyond a point we are also powerless. They (producers) can take legal recourse. We as creative people don’t want this to become a mess and have tried reasoning it out. But unfortunately, Shilpa is beyond reason now,” said Behl.
Ekta Kapoor also came to the support of the show’s producer Binaifer Kohli and called Shinde unprofessional. “Producers work the hardest and earn the least,” she said in an Instagram post.