New Delhi: Amidst all the hullabaloo of allegations and legal notice between her and ‘Bhabiji Ghar Pe Hain’ producers, Shilpa Shinde has confirmed the news that she will now be a part of Sony TV’s new show ‘ The Kapil Sharma Show.
According to a leading daily report, the 38-year-old actress said that the show is “more than a film” to her. Former ‘Bhabiji’ even said that though she has a comic character in the new show, her role will be different from the previous one.
When quizzed about her character, without revealing much, the actress said that nothing has been signed on paper yet, but the character will be a ‘surprise’ for the fans. Rumours have it that she might be replacing Upasana Singh aka Pinky Bua of ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil.’
Adding to this, Shilpa even said that she decided to do the show as she was approached for it “respectfully.” Impressed by the team’s unity, she said, “Kapil left a big channel to start his own show and his team did so too.”
‘Bhabiji Ghar Pe Hain’ indeed is a show with very high TRP, but things went murkier when Shilpa aka Angoori Bhabi decided to quit the TV show, citing mental torture and a threat to her career. She even claimed that the show’s producer Benaifer Kohli of being a “terror on sets.”
Rubbishing all her claims, the producer released a statement which said, “Shilpa has been in breach of the contractual terms by reporting late for shoots, ordering her own costumes while there was a designated leading designer and arm twisting us to pay for the same. We have been giving into all her demands even though such demands are contrary to the terms of the agreement she has entered into with us. However, her demands have not ended here. She now wants us to allow her to take up projects on competing channels. When it was pointed out that the contract clearly stated an ‘exclusivity clause’ she stated that she never had the intention of adhering to terms of exclusivity. Post this incident, she has been threatening to quit the show if we do not waiver the exclusivity clause.”
The house even slapped a legal notice on Shilpa.
Further, opening up about the actress’ accusation against the production house, Benaifer Kohli’s statement said, “Shilpa has been making several false, baseless and defamatory statements to media about us and the channel and since we have been silent so far it may have been viewed as our weakness. At present she has stopped shooting for the show and has sent us a letter informing us of her migraine issue and asking us to find a replacement soon. If she has stopped shooting with us citing health issue like migraine, then it’s surprising that she is medically fit to consider taking up another show. 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.”
It is now being rumoured that popular TV actress Rashami Desai, who was the first choice for Bhabiji’s character, will be roped in again to portray the character. (ANI)