Deepika Singh who played the role of Sandhya in Star Plus’ popular daily show ‘Diya Aur Baati Hum’ is expecting her first child and needs no stress, but the producers of Diya Aur Baati Hum have taken the actress whom they once doted on- almost to Court.
A legal notice has been sent to Deepika saying that she has ‘defamed’ them by passing ‘derogatory remarks’. A copy of the same has been sent to even her parents’ house in Delhi.
The producer of the show thinks that Deepika has spoken to the press and tarnished their image! The legal notice sent by them also demands Deepika to cough up the ‘monetary loss which they have suffered’.
Deepika is terribly distraught that Shashi and Sumeet (producers of Diya Aur Baati Hum) have still to pay her Rs 1.14 crore.
Rumour has it that Shashi and Sumeet of Shashi Sumeet Productions, have had a dispute with the actress and are now up to slashing her fee to Rs 67 lakh, asserting that she was reporting late on the sets.
And then, in a sudden turnaround, Shashi & Sumeet sent a DEBIT NOTE of Rs 16 lakh to Deepika. This tantamount to she having given them losses of Rs 130 lakh!
Deepika did come late on the sets sometimes, but that’s because the show’s leading man Annas Rashid often turned up 6 hours late. For a 10 pm call time, Anas reported at 4 pm. What should Deepika do on the sets when the other guy (Anas) in her scenes is not around?
When contacted, Amit Behl, (Chairperson, Dispute Settlement Committee, CINTAA) confirmed the development in the fight in question and said, “Yes, Deepika was in a dispute with Shashi & Sumeet. Or rather, is. And yes, Shashi & Sumeet have sent her a legal notice saying that she has sullied their reputation by passing inflammatory and derogatory remarks against them.”
A source says, “Shashi and Sumeet should have resolved the matter through IFTPC. Bigger and more complicated matters than these have been resolved by IFTPC.”
Adds the source, “It’s a very messy fight. Shashi and Sumeet should have realised that Deepika is in a precarious state. It is very unfair, and this is nothing short of torture.”