Actress Shilpa comes clean on reality show controversy

Seen in Waaris', TV actress Shilpa Shinde has stated that she was never keen on taking it up and never said 'yes' to the concept.
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Updated on Aug 04, 2008 04:27 PM IST
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PTI | By Sabi Hussain, New Delhi

TV actress Shilpa Shinde, recently in news after stepping out of the soon to be released reality show at the last minute, has stated that she was never keen on taking it up and never said 'yes' to the concept.

The 'Mayka' fame actress, who irked the producer Siddharth Tewary and cited conceptual problems for 'Saas v/s Bahu', says she didn't like the approach and so backed out at the right time.

"I was never interested in reality shows or dance shows as they have become so common. Moreover, I was never keen on taking up Siddharth's show and never said yes to him. I actually asked them to let me think about it," says the actress.

"I had never made any commitments to them, but it's true that at one stage, I thought of doing it because it sounded at least different from playing a weepy daughter-in-law," says Shilpa, who figured in another controversy when TV actress Neha Bamb said "it was rude on Shilpa's part not to attend the awards function", while collecting an award on her behalf.

"I have already put that issue in basket, which in my view doesn't need any more attention. She said some unhealthy things about me at the function, but I don't have any grudges about her. Let's move on," says Shilpa.

Shilpa, who can be seen these days on Zee TV's new show "Waaris" opposite Iqbal Khan, another TV personality, playing his wife called Gayatri, feels that her role and looks are completely different from the contemporary 'rona-dhona'.

"In this serial, I am wearing a cotton saree and a gajra in my hair. I play a bold female housewife, who is not afraid of expressing her mind," she says.

But doesn't she think 'Waaris' is a male dominated show with most of the limelight is being shared between Aashish Vidyarthi, playing the character of father-in-law and elder son Iqbal Khan.

"I don't think so as everyone has got a chance to prove himself. In this show, my character involves lot of boldness and domination," she says.

Asking about her future plans to work in Bollywood, the actress was quick to react "Right now, I am not at all interested in doing any movies, as I am very much happy with my small screen innings."

On plans of getting married and her ideal definition of a husband, Shilpa says "In my view, he should be intelligent, sensual and cool head. Strictly no to temper and unnecessary aggression."

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