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Shilpa Shinde lied, used my name, says Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain co-star Saumya Tandon

TV actor Saumya Tandon says it’s sad that Shilpa Shinde is crying, cribbing and sulking even a year after quitting the show.

tv Updated: Jun 21, 2017 17:37 IST
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Hindustan Times
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Shilpa Shinde and Saumya Tandon shared a great on-screen bond on their show, Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain.

No conversation with TV actor Saumya Tandon of Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain fame is complete without mentioning her former co-star Shilpa Shinde. It’s been almost a year since Shilpa [Angoori bhabhi] walked out of the popular show, but looks like controversies around her refuse to die out any time soon.

After allegations that she was forced to exit the show and that she wasn’t getting payments, Shilpa, earlier this year, went a step ahead and filed a sexual harassment case against Sanjay Kohli, co-producer of the show and producer Benafir Kohli’s husband. Shilpa even said that she confided in co-star Saumya [ who plays the role of Anita aka Gori mem] about Kohli’s ill intentions, however, Saumya was quick to deny this.

In a chat with us, Saumya says, “It’s very sad that even after one year of leaving the show, Shilpa has put so many things out there for people to talk about. I don’t understand that if she left the show with an intention that she won’t come back, why is she still cribbing?

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Reiterating that Shilpa never confided in her, Saumya clarifies, “It is so sad that she used my name. Saying that she confided in me is not true at all. I shared a very professional relationship with her. Also, I’m the kind of a person who is very confident about myself. So, it’s very kiddish to say the things that she said and I really didn’t like or appreciated those lies.”

Earlier, Shilpa went on record saying, “I spoke to Saumya also about this, but she was like – ‘Humari industry mein koi rape nai karta Shilpa’. But I told her that I was feeling very uncomfortable.”

Saumya adds that Shilpa seemed a bit confused while making these statements. “She gave media interviews that she didn’t wish to come back to the show and then she said she was asked to leave. So you can see it’s very contradictory,” says Saumya, adding that despite being the female leads on the same show, there was no rivalry between them.

Talking about the sexual harassment case that Shilpa has filed against the producers, Saumya says if one has been in the television industry for such a long time, they can easily make out someone’s intentions. “I didn’t get any such vibes from my producer [Sanjay Kohli] and I never noticed him having such kind of intention for any other female on our sets. In fact, he doesn’t really come on the sets and he never goes to any actor’s room or vanity at all, so I didn’t experience any such thing.”

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First Published: Jun 21, 2017 12:20 IST