Mumbai: Shilpa Shinde, popularly known for her role in 'Bhabhi ji ghar pe hai', is back in news again when she was expelled from CINTAA(Cine and TV Artists Association) during the annual general meeting onMonday.The actor, who had reacenly filed a case against Sanjay Kohli, producer of the show, on the charges of sexual harrassment says that the association is siding with the producers.
Shilpa further adds,"I became a committee member after contesting elections and they removed me. They know that if I am part of CINTAA, I will stand for artists and producers ki band baj jayegi. Producers have admitted that humein CINTAA ke committee members ko khilana padhta hai.”In February last year, Shilpa had left her show Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain citing issues in her contracts and mentions that she was mentally tortured.Producer Benaifer Kohli, Sanjay Kohli’s wife, had charged Shilpa for Rs 12.5 crore for the losses they had incurred because of her absence. In March this year, Shilpa pressed sexual harassment charges
Last year, in a letter to Shilpa, CINTAA, IFTPC and FWICE banned her from working in the industry till she pays her dues to the producers of her show. She then filed a case against them.
“There was a letter which was passed through IFTPC, FWICE and CINTAA that I am a non-cooperative artist and I have to pay the producer for the losses they have incurred because I left the show. The letter said that no one should give me work. This was an order they gave. I have filed a criminal case against them for which the process is on and they are in trouble. I haven’t done it against a federation but against the people who have signed the letter,” says Shilpa, who filed the case against Sushant Singh (general secretary and spokesperson - CINTAA) and Harry Baweja (chairman - IFTPC) .